Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Some reading suggestions for soccer fans

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, some readers may be interested in books about soccer (better known as futbol to our Spanish-speaking friends, and football to the rest of the world). Booklist, in its March 15, 2006 issue, had the "Read-Alikes" column feature a list of books to go along with Jim Haner's Soccerhead: An Accidental Journey into the Heart of the American Game (ISBN: 0-86547-694-2). Some of the books on the list include:
  • Franklin Foer's How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (ISBN: 0-06-073142-7).
  • Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch (ISBN: 1-57322-688-2).
  • Joe McGinniss's The Miracle of Castel di Sangro (ISBN: 0-7679-0599-7).
Readers can seek out the Booklist article for the rest of the list. In addition, the World Hum blog provides a review of the titles listed above, which may be of interest as well as they look at great books about soccer.

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