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Question what's your favorite pool/billiards writing? - 10-17-2019, 05:16 PM

could be technical, but I'm especially curious about stories
I have a few books on my shelf
tevis is important to me
"running the table" comes to mind as well-written
"playing off the rail," too
I'm reading a book now called "fast company" which isn't just about pool
but it's got some great pool stuff in it
there's some neat journalism out there
a lot of magazine archives
I think "running the table" started as a shorter SI piece
etc.

whaddya like?


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10-17-2019, 05:39 PM

Playing off the rail.
Well written and a fun read.
It does not collect dust on my shelf
  
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10-17-2019, 07:23 PM

Billiards - Hustlers and heroes, legends and lies and the search for higher truth on the green felt by John Grissim. This has the first mention about a young kid named Efren Reyes in it.
Virtually any articles by George Fels that he wrote for the last page in Billiards Digest titled Tips and Shafts.
  
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10-17-2019, 07:49 PM

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10-17-2019, 08:05 PM

i really liked Ray Martins book"the 99 critical shots"
and Tom wirth's one pocket books


other than that I haven't really cared much for pool literature
  
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10-17-2019, 08:12 PM

Pool Wars, McGoorty and Playing Off the Rail are my favorites, they all have good stories in them.
  
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10-17-2019, 08:35 PM

In no specific order

ShootingArts
Black-Balled
pt109
Jay Helfert
SJM
Bob Jewett
AtLarge
That crazy Dr. from Colorado(Dave)
Measureman

and maybe Danny H
Sorry for a few I missed

As far as books I have read most and I hate reading books. Jays books are fun! McGoorty, Playing off the Rail, crap... I like them all.


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10-17-2019, 09:05 PM

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In no specific order

ShootingArts
Black-Balled
pt109
Jay Helfert
SJM
Bob Jewett
AtLarge
That crazy Dr. from Colorado(Dave)
Measureman

and maybe Danny H
Sorry for a few I missed

As far as books I have read most and I hate reading books. Jays books are fun! McGoorty, Playing off the Rail, crap... I like them all.
niice
I didn't realize it when I posted
but you captured the spirit of what I seek
good words
put together
I love this forum for its words
and those who produce them

thanks all!


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10-17-2019, 09:31 PM

Everything that Robert Byrne wrote.
The three musketeers...Bob Jewett, Dr Dave, and Patrick Johnson.
George Fels....books and articles
R A Dyer....in Billiards Digest


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10-17-2019, 09:42 PM

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Billiards - Hustlers and heroes, legends and lies and the search for higher truth on the green felt by John Grissim. This has the first mention about a young kid named Efren Reyes in it.
Virtually any articles by George Fels that he wrote for the last page in Billiards Digest titled Tips and Shafts.
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10-17-2019, 09:51 PM

For all AZB-ers:

1) Take 20 minutes and read (or re-read) this one -- its one of my all-time favorites: an exceptional 9-page article from a 1970 Playboy about the famous Johnston City "Hustlers Jamboree" excitingly and colorfully written by an eye-witness reporter. It's filled with various mentions of the more than 20 top-level players “convening” from all around the country, with a great deal of attention to the gambling between Luther Lassiter and a very cocky Ronnie Allen. (Also includes *plenty* of historical background about decades of American pool hustling during the 20th Century):

https://tinyurl.com/ycw3vw8b

2) And don't fail to read Kenneth Shouler's beautifully written "Poet of Pool" article about Mike Sigel:

https://tinyurl.com/y6xmdr7q

This is a classic that's revered by Sigel fans everywhere (myself definitely included).

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10-18-2019, 05:15 AM

Fels for me. He was, imo, the only logical reason to subscribe to BD.
  
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10-18-2019, 06:19 AM

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could be technical, but I'm especially curious about stories
I have a few books on my shelf
tevis is important to me
"running the table" comes to mind as well-written
"playing off the rail," too
I'm reading a book now called "fast company" which isn't just about pool
but it's got some great pool stuff in it
there's some neat journalism out there
a lot of magazine archives
I think "running the table" started as a shorter SI piece
etc.

whaddya like?

"McGoorty" by Robert Byrne

"The Hustler and the Champ" by R.A Dyer

https://poolhistory.com/ by R.A Dyer

"The Other Side of the Road" by Alf Taylor

George Fels' articles in BD

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10-18-2019, 07:31 AM

History:
Hustler Days... Dyer
The Hustler and the Champ.... Dyer
Playing Off The Rail.... McCumber
McGoorty...... Byrne
The Bank Shot and Other Great Robberies.... Fats/Fox
Encyclopedia of Pool Hustlers.... Bentivengna
Road Player.... Forsyth
Running the Table... Wertheim
Pool Wars.... Helfert
Cornbread Red.... Henning

Novels:
The Hustler.... Trevis
The Color of Money.... Trevis
Do it for the Game.... Campbell
Just do it for the Money.... Campbell

Plus, many of the "how to play" books, by various authors, and probably a few more I can't remember right now.


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10-18-2019, 09:06 AM

I have extra copies of Grissim's "Billiards" and Byrne's "McGoorty" as well as "The Bank Shot and Other Great Robberies" by M. Fats and Tom Fox. I have some of the other books mentioned also. jewett@sfbilliards.com for prices.


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