Million Dollar Baby

by F. X. Toole | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060846577 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/28/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, January 28, 2018
I got this paperback from a local thrift store. Originally published as Rope Burns, it's a collection of stories based on boxing, one of which inspired the 2004 film.

While I've read a few books about boxing - historical as well as fictional - it's never been one of my favorite topics. These tales, and the informative introduction by the author, do express the factors that draw people to the sport, both as competitors and as spectators, and the characters are clearly and starkly drawn. Good, effective writing, with some wrenching twists...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the film, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Downtown (see notes for details) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, April 07, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (4/7/2018 UTC) at Downtown (see notes for details) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA

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I plan to leave this book in or near the Raleigh wine bar and restaurant on State St. when stopping by for dinner. Hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, April 08, 2018
Just found this book on a bench in Downtown Portsmouth. I am excited to read this and will be traveling this summer to Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Japan. Who knows where this book will end up! More info when I am done reading this book.

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