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ISBN: 1592281206

ISBN13: 9781592281206

Open Net

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OPEN NET is another inimitable account of an amateur's foibles meeting the world of professional sport. George Plimpton takes to the ice a goalie for the Boston Bruins, after first signing a document holding the team harmless if he should meet with injury or death as their amateur goaltender. He survives a game against the Philadelphia Flyers relaticely unscathed - and brings back this memorable portrait of the rough-and-tumble world of professional...

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WONDERFUL BOOK...I MISS GEORGE

As a big hockey fan, and a goaltender, this was just required reading. Yet, it turned out to be more. This well written, quick read was a gas to enjoy and quote. I will be glad to read others by George Plimpton, and I'm already on the hunt for PAPER LION. I guess thats my ringing endorcement. If I'm looking to read a book on football, the author must be wonderful. Quick, funny, well written, and vastly enjoyable, you wont regret buying this book, no matter what the price.

A real treat - thanks George!

This book was a real joy to read. It was a pleasure to take in George's unique observations as he bravely went where no non-athlete has been before, between the pipes to guard the goal of the famed Boston Bruins.What makes this book so special is George's lack of prejudice and his ability to tell a story complete with the smells, sights, thoughts, feelings and emotions of being completely overwhelmed by a situation that he has absolutely no control over.His story-telling is succinct and yet descriptive enough so that the reader feels like s/he is in the room with George, as he talks with players, coaches, hockey wives, fans, etc.Throughout the book, it amused me to picture George holding a conversation these hockey players - his Ivy-league mesmerisms and accent remarkable proof that he is a stranger in this crowd.It is impressive that Plimpton is not judgmental in his analysis of this much maligned sport. He has a splendid time in his experiences, and I had an equally splendid time reading his book. Don't worry that this book was published in the 80s, as this is a timeless storytelling achievement.

Open Net by George Plimpton

This has to be George Plimpton's best book. I've read this book and could not put it down. If you are a hockey fan, or a George Plimpton fan I highly recommend this book.

This book was great!

This book was great! I picked it up about two years ago, and have read it three times since then!

WHY i LIKED OPEN NET:A PROFESSIONAL...

I THOUGHT THE BOOK WAS GREAT(BUT A LITTLE OUT OF DATE)BECAUSE IT I AM PROBABLY THE BIGGEST BRUINS FAN IN THE WORLD(REALLY,I HAVE PROOF) AND I LIKED THE IDEA OF A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER PLAYED THE SPORT BEFORE AND HOW HE ADAPTS BY USING EVERYONE'S GOOD ADVICE!
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