John Nemo recently sent me a review copy of his new book – The King’s Game.
I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of baseball fiction – even though I have enjoyed reading books like Man on Spikes, The Natural, Wild Pitch, and Double Play in the past. Nonetheless, The King’s Game kept my attention – from the start of the book to the end.
It’s the story of a man’s life told as he’s pitching the biggest game in his career. And, yes, even though this format has been used before, I still found myself wanting to keep reading – to find out what would happen next. Nemo does paint a pretty interesting story for the main character in his book.
It’s important to share that there’s also a strong Christian message throughout this book. Personally, I took it as being part of the story. But, if you’re the type of person who feels that such a message is an attempt at proselytizing, then this is not a book that you will probably enjoy.
I’m sure that the appropriate audience will find Nemo’s book to be a nice, quick, and fun read.