The wall is in the ether distance. Lane writes about the universal by way of the bouncing, orange particular, and his book's a triumph. This book is much more than the story of a basketball dynasty in small town America although it does give a straight-on look at team sports and the overblown emotion that follows with the strive for excellence. At its core and as the synopsis will tell you , it's about a family that's so damaged that it seems to be cur This book is one of those where it's best if you know nothing about it going in. On the cusp of March Madness and following the winter Olympics the book Rules For Becoming a Legend is an immensely pertinent read. Jimmy Kirkus, like his father Scott before him, has enough natural t I won Rules for Becoming a Legend by Timothy S. He grunts and throws the ball.
The author used this device well, and it made reading the book more enjoyable. It's the kind of novel that you have to work a little bit for. A family struggles in this story with lost opportunity, great talent, resentment and love, not unlike many families in our modern society struggling to balance all the demands put upon it. What makes for a squandered life? Jimmy is very much undersized guard who is known for being soft. The writing, though not stellar and occasionally sloppy, is very good overall. Face is slick with water. The story evokes alternating empathy and laughter as the nonlinear plot bounces to points before and after the incident described in the opening scene.
Did his head injuries cure it? What you do need to be a fan of is excellent writing, multi-faceted characters, and--the best part about it for me--a compelling narrative voice. The characters are well drawn, nuanced, and sympathetic except for the ones who aren't supposed to be. His father had been a basketball great himself, but his dreams of stardom were traded in for a hasty marriage and parenthood. However, after he bashes his head into the brick wall, the yips disappear as mysteriously as they appeared - does Jimmy have focal dystonia? Who is a half-white, half-Asian basketball sensation from small town Oregon. This story has complex characters, and uses basketball to explain to readers what it really means like to be in a family, and hope for the best!!! The tone is a nice balance of reflectiveness and humor.
This is a multilayered novel that will cause you to think about the influences placed upon you and the influences you may have on others. This old sweat-soaked gym people call the Brick House. He goes and finds the breaker box. Tragedy strikes when Todd falls asleep on the beach and their small daughter drowns. I don't do synopses, but will say that at the center of 'Rules' is basketball.
Populated with complex characters, Rules for Becoming a Legend is deftly written by an author who understands basketball as well as he understands the human condition. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. What makes for a squandered life? It was a beautifully written book and I look forward to reading I won this book in a goodreads firstreads giveaway. Dreams of stardom and riches are traded in for a hasty marriage and parenthood until tragedy slams the Kirkus family. Hurts in the same rhythm as his heart.
A book may have more than one first edition in cases. As a former athlete and sports fan this book resonate with me for days after reading. The family has turned out the best basketball players in Columbia City, a small town in Oregon. The main character of this novel is a small town high school basketball player who must navigate the influences of the people around him as if he is paddling through treacherous waters. How long will the file be downloaded? But before he can sail off into a golden future, Jimmy must reckon with a tragic past and with a curse that has haunted his family for generations. Jimmy and his wisecracking little brother Dex are born into a broken family, one haunted by wasted talent, alcoholism, and death. This book was so much more than a story about basketball.
However, I was very pleasantly surprised. What happens to a family that has turned out superstar after superstar basketball players but are messed up emotionally. He closes his eyes at the last second, puts up his hands—the coward. So my bottom line is this: you will love it. He takes off his shirt. Lane who is a writer in his own right, and deserves his own accolades. I reviewed this book for Net Galley.
. Stubbornly, it rolls back and stops a few feet away. One is darker and thicker than the others. Jimmy Kirkus is a basketball star who just happens to be the son of a basketball star. In the end, this book has some very powerful things to say about how isolated people can become from their family, friends, and towns. Just in his underwear he crouches to the gym floor.