Un gioco da grandi

Un gioco da grandi Fresh Out Of College And Uncertain How To Proceed With Life, The Narrator Of Ben Markovits Playing Days Finds Himself Drifting Towards A Career That Once Obsessed His Father Professional Basketball Gaining A Place On A Minor League German Team, He Leaves Texas And Lands In The Small Rather Desolate Town Of Landshut, Playing Basketball With An Eclectic Group Of Teammates, Training For Most Of The Day And Then Trying To Find Ways To Fill The Rest Of It It S An Odd, Isolated Existence, Punctuated By The Intense Excitement And Often Intense Disappointment Of The Game But Then He Meets Anke, A Young Single Mother Who Happens To Be The Former Wife Of One Of His Teammates And Their Tentative, Burgeoning Relationship Becomes As Significant And As Life Changing As The Game Itself Beautifully Written, Playing Days Is Entirely Recognisable In Its Depiction Of The First Long Summer After University Tinged With The Melancholy And Nostalgia Of Early Steps Into Adulthood, It S The Story Of A Young Man S First Experience Of Adult Love, And Of The Discovery Of His Own Limitations

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Un gioco da grandi
  • Benjamin Markovits
  • Italian
  • 05 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Un gioco da grandi

  1. says:

    I didn t grab this one with any set expectations I was perusing a current shelf at the library, and the idea of reading the account of a semi pro basketball player playing in Germany and his growing up sounded intriguing There were parts of interest in this one for me, but the writing style and the lack of enthusiasm expressed by the author in his own life accounts really make most parts quite labor intensive for the reader The trials and challenges of attempting to play a sport for a living with all of the barriers of doing it in a foreign country take a backseat in the narrative to the lust and intrigue found in a young woman living in the same flat who has a young daughter whose father happens to be one of his teammates This just wasn t a great read to me, and in reading it, unsure of the big idea or story the author was truly trying to get across with his account.

  2. says:

    Un buen libro de deportes, est en el grupo de la literatura de verdad basada en deportes junto con Open y el del tenis de DFW El ambiente algo desolado de jugadores acabados en ligas de segunda mezclados con j venes emergentes est muy bien desarrollado.

  3. says:

    To me this was a slow go start to finish.

  4. says:

    Athletes are basically delusional human beings Amen.

  5. says:

    This story begins promisingly in the early 90s with Markovitts, a recent American college graduate, who hasn t played organized basketball since high school who he gets the idea to send a tryout tape to some European club teams Unexpectedly, he makes it and ends up playing for a small market squad in Germany and falling for the ex wife of the only other American on the team, an aging star hoping for his last shot, along the way Yet this book never went where I hoped it would Of course, it s a memoir, not a novel, and you can t change real life, but I couldn t help being struck by the lack of humor throughout as if Markovits, now in his 40s, can t look back upon this part of his life with anything but a great big, tired sigh The tone is heavy and dour You might think that a privileged American 20 something getting paid to play basketball, see a new country, and fall in love would have enjoyed himself at least a little and it s a shame that he didn t, or couldn t even though nothing bad, tragic, or even unfortunate happens to him There are some interesting parts though, especially a thread about how athletes, or anyone doing something at a high level, need to come to grips with the fact that there will always be some one better than you and not just better, but so superior that competition with them is impossible but that topic has been covered before and better notably in David Foster Wallace s famous Esquire piece on the US Open, The String Theory Basketball fans take note though, this part of the story focuses on the differences between players on Markovits s team, notably between a rising star names Kurt a thinly disguised Dirk Nowitzki and everyone else.

  6. says:

    Bella scoperta Markovits poi recensito anche sul magazine settimanale delle Gazzetta dello Sport Bel libro di sport con il basket ben disegnato e coinvolgente anche nelle azioni di gioco non facile da farsi Ottima la traduzione dei termini tecnici Ci sta anche la traballante love story per 300 pagine che qualcosa sanno trasmettere.

  7. says:

    Interesting read on the life of a minor league basketball player in Europe Left me feeling like it could have been better Not a bad read though

  8. says:

    Not really into basketball so didn t really get the game scenes Otherwise, quite a nice easy to read story

  9. says:

    A big long sigh of a book I wanted to like it and like how Markovits writes but it s hard to feel engaged with a novel when even the author sounds bored.

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