Thursday, March 29, 2012
Book Review: The Art of Fielding
What happens when you lose the passion for the game you love so much?
In the book, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, this very topic is explored amidst the backdrop of a small liberal arts college and a unique batch of characters. Henry Skrimshander has the potential to be a major league player but one play threatens to undo it all. While Harbach has decided to use baseball as the sport to drive the story, I think any other sport could work.
Through sport, whether as a participant or spectator, our deepest secrets, anxieties and fears are put on display. In the end truths are revealed and new bonds are formed. An enjoyable book just in time for the baseball season.