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Calico Joe (English)

Author: John Grisham
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Calico Joe is a novel set in the world of Major League Baseball by John Grisham.

Summary of the Book

Joe “Calico” Castle was what every baseball star wanted to be. He was the greatest rookie of them all. The young batter from Calico Rock, Arkansas, won the crowd’s hearts as he tipped his hat to them after each home run. He was on the road to glory, fortune and the Baseball Hall of Fame. One fateful day, everything was going to change. Joe stepped up to bat to replace the first baseman of the Cubs AAA affiliate. A kid in the audience watched with anxiety, for Joe was his hero. He was the son of Warren Tracey, the opposite team’s pitcher. The boy watched as his father walked up to the pitcher’s plate. He was at odds with himself: who should he root for, his father or the batter who’d won his heart? Warren sized up his opponent and threw a fastball that would change their worlds forever. Based on true events, this saga of heart-warming justice sets John Grisham in a new genre, one he masters in style and with panache.

About John Grisham

John Grisham is an American novelist best known for his prolific writing in the legal thriller genre. Some of Grisham’s other novels are The Rainmaker, The Client, The Chamber, A Time To Kill, and Bleachers.

A graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, Grisham practiced law for about a decade. Grisham enjoys baseball, and supports Little League activities in both Oxford, Mississippi, and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Calico Joe is currently being adapted into a film with Christopher Columbus writing the screenplay.

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Authored By John Grisham
Book Details
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperbacks
Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13 9781444757187
ISBN-10 1444757180
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 288 Pages
Dimensions
Width 1.0 inch
Height 1.0 inch
Weight 500.0 Grams
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S.Sen
11 Apr 2012
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Grisham Strikes Gold.....yet again!

This new book by John Grisham is an absorbing story about a son who tries to reunite two baseball players after a hiatus of 30 years! The catch in the story is that the baseball pitcher who intentionally beanballed and hit a promising young player, Joe Castle alias Calico Joe, on the head and ended his career is his Dad,who is terminally ill and for whom he has no feelings, but as a witness to the game thirty years back, he feels dutibound to bring his father to apologise to Joe, before he dies. Does he succeed in doing so?
This book is a book filled with emotions like love-hate,forgiveness...
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This new book by John Grisham is an absorbing story about a son who tries to reunite two baseball players after a hiatus of 30 years! The catch in the story is that the baseball pitcher who intentionally beanballed and hit a promising young player, Joe Castle alias Calico Joe, on the head and ended his career is his Dad,who is terminally ill and for whom he has no feelings, but as a witness to the game thirty years back, he feels dutibound to bring his father to apologise to Joe, before he dies. Does he succeed in doing so?
This book is a book filled with emotions like love-hate,forgiveness...
This new book by John Grisham is an absorbing story about a son who tries to reunite two baseball players after a hiatus of 30 years! The catch in the story is that the baseball pitcher who intentionally beanballed and hit a promising young player, Joe Castle alias Calico Joe, on the head and ended his career is his Dad,who is terminally ill and for whom he has no feelings, but as a witness to the game thirty years back, he feels dutibound to bring his father to apologise to Joe, before he dies. Does he succeed in doing so?
This book is a book filled with emotions like love-hate,forgiveness-retribution and redemption. This is not a typical Grisham novel, where you have lawyers, law firms, law suits, litigation, mass torts, but only has human emotions! Though Grisham devotes an entire chapter in explaining the game of baseball, Indian readers might find it difficult to understand the intricacies of the game. But even if you don't, it doesn't matter because love, hate,revenge and redemption, mercy are human emotions which touches all of us!
This is not just a baseball story, but a story of humanity!
A must read for all Grisham fans!

6 of 9 users found this review helpful.
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Abhishek Uniyal
11 Aug 2013
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Worst of all...

it is probably the worst work by JG....... truly disappointed. not at all expected from the writer of A time to kill or The Firm or The Run away jury.........
now i realized why this book was on heavy discount.

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Siddhartha thorat
22 Apr 2012
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Good, Not Great

the story builds up quite well.the characters are wonderfully crafted.The plot is interesting-Sports rivalry , Cheating , abused childhood and a son trying to "do right" by the sins of his father. The narration is fast and gripping and until the first half ,it holds suspense. But once the reason for the protagonists travel is out,the book meanders towards a well known certainty. You can guess the ending and if you have watched enough hindi TV soaps with your folks..even the last final scene. :-) for die hard Grisham fans , must read,nothing more..Nothing less

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Sabu P S
13 Apr 2012
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Grisham enthralls

Really captivating story. Unputdownable read. I read this whole book in one go. Narrative is typical Grisham style page turner must read. I have read all the non-legal novels of Grisham. I liked Painted House, Bleachers and Playing for Pizza. But Grisham surpassed all his previous master pieces by this book.

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Ribhav Arya
26 Jan 2014
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Gripping story

A great read, not typical Grisham but still top class. Although the baseball lingo may put off some readers, story takes a few unexpected turns and never lets the reader go away.. Must read for John Grisham fans!

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Gripping story

A great read, not typical Grisham but still top class. Although the baseball lingo may put off some readers, story takes a few unexpected turns and never lets the reader go away.. Must read for John Grisham fans! (View complete review)

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Abhishek Uniyal
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Worst of all...

it is probably the worst work by JG....... truly disappointed. not at all expected from the writer of A time to kill or The Firm or The Run away jury.........
now i realized why this book was on heavy discount.
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Gaurav Godbole
17 Jun 2013
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very touching!

When u start reading this book pl go thorugh the basic rules which the author has tried to explain in the beginning and understand them because if u dont then u will get lost in the baseball language in the rest of the book... in the beginning its all about a player called joe calico who was the... (View complete review)

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Arindam Moulick
24 Jan 2013
Simple novel, good read

Calico Joe is a very simple novel, unlike what he usually writes: full of twists and turns. Grisham is a master of writing thrillers, most especially legal thrillers. I liked this novel for its simple plot and the story of redemption and forgiveness that runs through it like a warm sunshine on a... (View complete review)

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Gaurav Prabhu
05 Nov 2012
Beautiful Life Teachings

This novel narrates some beautiful teachings of life. This isn't related strongly to baseball & you would be fine if you don't even knew ABC's of the game just like me. The buildup to the climax is impressive & the climax will surely set you thinking about your life & your outlook tow... (View complete review)

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