SciFan: books and links for the science fiction fan

  search by writer, book or series:
   
 writers & series: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
home | about | links | e-mail 
 
   Shoeless Joe, by W. P. Kinsella  
 
  Novel, first publication in April 1982 , latest edition in April 1999
 
  New to SciFan?
SciFan is dedicated to helping you discover new fantasy and SF books:
  • our database of 40,000+ books is cross-referenced by author, series and theme and is updated almost daily
  • we cover new and forthcoming books like no one else [more about us.]

  •  
     
      Buy it online  
     


    Get most new and used editions at Amazon.com, Amazon Canada , Amazon UK or Powells

    Look for second-hand books at Biblio


    Buy Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
     
     
       Additional Information  
     
      W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams. It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need.

    Source: Amazon.com.

     
     
      Related theme(s)  
     
     
  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Ghosts - Specters - Spirits - Haunting
  • Lost Civilizations
  • Politics - Utopias and Dystopias
  • Robots - Androids - Cyborgs

  •  
    1998-2010 Olivier Travers & Sophie Bellais - All Rights Reserved