Monday, June 23, 2008

A Season With Verona - book review in a lift

Based on the rough principle that when someone asks you what that book's like, as you get in a lift, you have about 20 seconds to explain, this is how I've been doing book reviews on this blog.

Tim Parks - A Season With Verona - English bloke follows very average Italian football team Verona in the 2000-2001 season and goes to every game. Goes with the racist hooligans to some games, with the directors to others, in so doing presents a very readable account and sometimes sociological studyof Italian life. Reminded me a lot of Tobias Wolff's Dark Heart of Italy. Nice preparation for our August in Italy. More please.

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