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Playing for Pizza May 28, 2011

Filed under: Books — visitor74 @ 1:35 am

Paying for Pizza is a short novel by John Grisham, released on September 25, 2007. The novel is about an itinerant American football player who can no longer get work in the National Football League and whose agent, as a last resort, signs a deal for him to play for the Parma Panthers, in Parma, Italy.

Grisham is of course my favorite writer in the whole world. I couldn’t get enough of him. I like his words and the bantering inside his books. Really smooth characters in there. Much like Hank Moody in Californication series.

Usually he writes about legal stuff. Him bring a former lawyer himself. But I guess he got tired of that genre and move along to touch other things.

Not really familiar with american football to appreciate the game anecdotes in the book, but it never stops me to truly enjoyed the work. Great stuff.


One thing he managed to do is show how interesting the Italians are. His description of the food and camaraderie was impressive. It would be lovely country to visit.


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