It has already appeared on eBay as both the publisher's uncorrected proof and as the published hardback version. I won the latter for $16 delivered, but it hasn't actually arrived yet.Neil said:Does anybody have any idea when it might hit the stores?
JAM said:Pool is a tough sell to mainstream America, whether it is a book or a movie... Books on pool are definitely a hard sell to mainstream America, but us pool enthusiasts gobble them up like candy... Alluring the non-pool-related readers is what is a tough nut to crack. JAM
Terry Ardeno said:I would like a crew to follow (pick your favorite pro) around for a few weeks to get a feel for what their life is REALLY like.
I've read about the first third. I find it pretty entertaining. I like it better than "Playing Off the Rail." I think Wertheim is a better writer than McCumber, and to the extent that I know the players mentioned, a more accurate one as well.Travis Bickle said:Has anybody read or have knowledge about new book on Basavich called "Running the Table ...
George Fels said:I didn't say he wasn't a nice guy, Bud. My opinion is that a book which essentially tells us, "He went here and won this; then he went there and won that," won't make much of a film. As Wertheim presents Danny to us, he simply isn't all that interesting; that has far more to do with his perception than mine. I've never met him. Let's compare notes after you've had a chance to read the book.
George Fels said:I've read it. IMO Wertheim is great, Basavich is not nearly as interesting as Wertheim would like us to think, and "Bristol Bob" is boring and unlikable. Movie is said to be "in development"; they'd have to embellish the book considerably to make it an entertaining film. GF
Bob Jewett said:I've read about the first third. I find it pretty entertaining. I like it better than "Playing Off the Rail." I think Wertheim is a better writer than McCumber, and to the extent that I know the players mentioned, a more accurate one as well.