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Playing For Pizza: A Novel Hardcover – September 24, 2007
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- Publisher : Doubleday; 1st edition (September 24, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 262 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385525001
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385525008
- Lexile measure : 880L
- Item Weight : 13.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.77 x 0.94 x 8.53 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grisham describes each province that Rick is dragged through by the energetic girl, Livvy, who has become Rick's lovely companion with agendas as a forceful tour guide, in such a way that you feel like you are on the same train, bus or car with them viewing ancient cathedrals, dining it al fresco with wine from the region and plenty of tasty treats that will have your mouth watering before you move on to the next province from which Rick would love to escape. Rick is more of a pizza and beer guy who would much rather spend time with his team and his bed with Livvy.
Anyone who loves John Grisham will love this book. The first few chapters are a bit sluggish as Grisham defines his characters, but hang in there because the meat of the story is just beginning. Enjoy this story, it is masterfully written so that you experience every length Rick goes through proving himself worthy to the Parma Panthers while they practically worship Rick because he played in the NFL in the states.
The protagonist's arc of "Italianization" from his initial awkwardness to nearly complete immersion driven by the friendly, accepting Parmesans is accurately and realistically portrayed.