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10 thoughts on “The Celebrant

  1. Steve Steve says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIWhat a strange and wondrous albeit thin and quirky niche piece of historical fiction and as a special bonus a gratifying and fulfilling novel It didn't surprise me to learn that the original published now than twenty years saw print through a University press so kudos to the University of Nebraska Press for recognizing the genius of the work and anticipating that the book could become a gift to those lucky enough to receive itI wish I'd made a note as to how it ended up on my reading list I expect I saw it on the newspaper sports page at the beginning of the baseball season


  2. Joe Kraus Joe Kraus says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIIn some ways the most intriguing part of this novel is its title Like “alienist” celebrant is a word that once upon a time meant a combination of concepts that have since been refined and separated Someone who was a celebrant was part fan part artistic admirer of a performer and part residual believer in some religious ritual In that way this novel sets out to explore the entwined and sometimes conflicting dimensions in which a young man comes to appreciate the baseball world of pre World War I a time during which the great Christy Matthewson emerged as the first of the all time legends of the game Jake admires


  3. Resa Resa says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBII'm not a huge sports fan by any means but I grew up in a family that loved baseball and that's the one sport I've made an effort to keep up with over the years If you are neither a sports fan nor a baseball fan there is a good chance you aren't going to enjoy this book I'm telling you that right off the bat no pun intended While the book itself is written well and contains some much deeper themes than just sports if you don't have a love in your heart for baseball none of that will be enough to interest youThe Celebrant details the character Jack's relationship with Giants' picture Christy Mathewson Jack adores Mathewson from affair turning him into an idol and the ballpark his secular temple Jack's family


  4. Caroline Caroline says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIFair warning spoilers aheadI wanted so badly to love this book but in the end I just didn't I keep looking at all of the 4 and 5 star reviews here and I have to admit that the book just didn't speak to me the way it apparently does othersI had a hard time becoming invested in the characters and though there were exceptions here and there I found the writing rather stilted and it was hard for me to read for long stretches I'd get boredAlso as far as the characters go I found the main character's motivations not as explained as I would have liked I understand idealizing a hero but at times Jackie took it to an extreme that I found creepyIn a similar vein this book was a weak 3 until the last 20 or so pages where it became a weak 2 The problem I flat out didn't agree with Jackie's behavior toward his brother If my brother were in gambling trouble that I could help with I certainly wouldn't decline to do so in o


  5. Jay Jay says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIA jewelry designer becomes enad with Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson and the book follows that “hero worship” and it’s impact on the designer his gambling brother and the family jewelry business I was reminded of “The Natural” the book not the movie The tone seemed similar The baseball description seemed similar but “The Celebrant” very much put you into games at times overthinking things like great fans often do The characters were well crafted including the ball players and managers as well as the jewelers’ family view spoiler In “The Natural” the critical choice at the end of the story was for the dying “baseball hero” Roy Hobbs to throw the game


  6. James James says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIThe Celebrant is rightfully regarded as one of the best baseball novels ever written Mark Harris' The Southpaw resonated a little with me because I really go into the Henry Wiggen character and enjoy that casual Huck Finn kind of story telling But Greenberg did a fabulous job in taking the reader back to the early 1900s when Christy Mathewson helped broaden the game's appeal to those who thought it was ruled by uneducated ne'er do wells The baseball detail is amazing He really brings some of the most storied gamesseries in baseball history to life through the eyes of his characters blending the historic and the fictional as well as any book I can recallThe off field story really picked up pace for me with the introduction of Arthur Jackie and E


  7. DT DT says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBII think you have to be a pretty big baseball fan to enjoy this book which centers around the remarkable pitching career of Christy Mathewson in the early part of the 20th Century Mathewson along with a couple of recognizable names like Ruth and Cobb was part of the first class of the Basebal


  8. Jacob Jacob says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIThere are not many truly great baseball novels The Celebrant is the exception that proves the rule Given the Black Sox Scandal's relevance to the plot I can't believe it took me 20 years to read it Historical fiction similar in style to Doctorow's Ragtime and similar in emotional impact to Kinsella's Shoeless Joe The Celebrant touches on so much of what it means to be a baseball fan how we interact with our heroes what it means to be an immigrant in America Christy Mathewson was the first American baseball hero of the 20th century and millions of young men and women idolized him like Jackie Kapp did Greenb


  9. Pete Pete says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIif you are not slightly a baseball history dork you can probably skip this one but holy crud did I love this book This novel is about a set of Jewish jeweler brothers and their anguished ways of being men The narrator is obsessed with Christy Mathewson the older brother is a degenerate gambler and the younger brother is obsessed with success Christy Mathewson winds up being both a Christ figure and a fable about how fame corrodes human natures Also a bunch of weird baseb


  10. Fiona Fiona says:

    Paperback ´ The Celebrant PDF ´ celebrant download, The Celebrant MOBIThis book was gay and I will fight anyone on that


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