Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy

Book - 2010
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"Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Billy" Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first--and only--player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse."
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Cemetery Dance Publications, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781587672286
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Jan 18, 2020

"Blockade Billy" is an OK fast read. Not the best, nor the worst, of Mr. King. It will appeal more to baseball fans.

Aug 09, 2018

though I have read it before in ebook per tccl or cloud now there are no e copies availalle at all how can I read it again?

Jan 16, 2016

Boring, uninspired, predictable, definitely nowhere near "chilling" or interesting.

Proof that once you have a name in your field, whatever that may be, you can crank out drivel and everyone will still kiss your keister.

Jul 23, 2015

I liked the ending. The ending definitely delivers on an, otherwise, noteworthyless story.

It's a fast read, though the flow is bombarded with a blockade (like what I did there?) of baseball terms, unnecessary to the baseball lover and completely useless to anyone else.

There is just so little to say about this short-story-like novel.

Mar 14, 2015

I like reading out loud and this was fun to perform to myself. It reads rapid fast with lots of slang. The story was lacking however. Pretty boring. C+ -----Midas the Madman (PAY ME JACK!)

Jul 01, 2014

This wasn't your typical Stephen King book. It was an okay fast read, nowhere near as enjoyable as his usual stuff though.

tcraig1 Jan 09, 2014

You like baseball and Stephen King. Perfect read. Great baseball dialogue in Stephen King fashion. Story is fine , the dialogue is better.

dzomberg Dec 02, 2012

Nothing like any of King's other books. It's pretty awful- it's all about baseball. I love the writing style, though.

Jun 28, 2012

Not too bad. I was expecting something a bit more strange, or out of this world, being from Stephen King. I also thought I'd feel a bit more for the characters--some sort of sympathy or affection for Billy, but really didn't feel anything for him at all. I liked much more the narrator (and old guy in a senior type home) and wished the story was more about him and his life. This just fell sort of flat for me.

Mar 01, 2011

This is probably an awesome book if you love baseball. It's a decent story, but nothing amazing. The "Chilling Bonus" story is not chilling whatsoever. Big disappointment, as I love King.

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