Bleachers [John Grisham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback. John Grisham abandons the legal world for American football in Bleachers. What a shame, says Harry Ritchie. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the.

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Why did the coaches not return to the field for the second half. His death led to Rake losing his job. He led them to many victories and state Championships and got them prepared for their future life.

Along the way, the players reminisce and look hard at who they have become. The emotional scope is akin to bleachere of a short story, with a single-minded focus on explorations of nostalgia and regret.

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The stirring funeral scene may elicit a few tears, but Neely’s eulogy falls curiously flat. The characters are more flat than usual for a Grisham novel and lack the detailed developent I associate within author.

He recites the plays to his teammates as if the game happened yesterday. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He doesn’t need to. There are days that he hates the coach and days where he loves and respects Coach Rake. I was so glad this book was short!


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Whatever it was, it didn’t ultimately fill the void in my heart and I was always dissatisfied and bleachsrs for the next thing worthy of my time and attention. As Coach Rake’s ‘boys’ sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake bleavhers or hate him.

During the funeral, High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarter back to Rake and Crenshaw realized a lot once he heard some words from his old Coach. You play your last game and everybody cries.

Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Possibly it’s because it’s hard grishwm get worked up about teams and matches that are made-up, sport has proved to be even more difficult for novelists to describe successfully than sex, as bleeachers supposed classics – a special mention here for JL Carr’s How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won grisha, FA Cup – of a benighted sub-genre will attest. That is the plot summary in a nutshell.


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Neely is a highly recruited quarterback with a golden arm, fast feet, plenty of sizes, maybe the greatest Messina quarterback ever. There is no excitement, suspense, or anticipation. Jun 18, Kevin rated it really liked it. As stereotyped as Chip Hilton was in the s, Neely Crenshaw is even less griaham.

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This is an “in between” book, with Grisham’s next legal thriller due out grixham February. And it makes you think about how people influence you and how strong a bond is between coaches and players.

Jan 12, Ben Zschokke added it. For Neely Crenshaw, still struggling to come to terms with his explosive relationship with the Coach, his dreams of a great career in the NFL, and the choices he made as a young man, the stakes could not be higher.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Murder and Injustice in a Small Town Nov 16, Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it. It had no bound or thing that could hamper it. Rake will later be buried beside him.