Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy by Stephen King

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A quirky baseball player with a past shrouded in secrecy is the tragic hero of this macabre tale from the dark side of the all-American sport. In the voice of George Granny Grantham, retired third-base coach of the New Jersey Titans, King (Under the Dome) recalls the spring of 1957, when Billy Blakely, a catcher called up from the Titans` Iowa farm system, helped to boost the team out of the basement and add some excitement to the national pastime. Billy hits with such power and guards the plate with such determination (hence his eponymous nickname) that teammates are willing to forgive such eccentricities as his frequently addressing himself in the third person, or bloodying runners who collide with him. Of course, these kinks are clues to a shocking pathology that King coaxes out in a narrative steeped so perfectly in the argot of the game and the behavior of its players and fans that readers will willingly suspend their disbelief. As King`s fiction goes, this suspenseful short is a deftly executed suicide squeeze, with sharp spikes hoisted high and aimed at the jugular on the slide home.

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Stephen King (Stephen King; September 21, 1947, Portland, USA) - American writer, works in the genres: horror, thriller, fantasy, mysticism. Acclaimed "king of horror". * Richard Bachman. Under this name, King wrote The Fury, The Long Walk, Roadworks, The Running Man, Losing Weight, and The Regulators. * John Swithen - Used for stories only. - The site, which contains the most diverse information about the life and work of Stephen King - http://www.stephenking.ru/ - The unofficial Russian site of the writer - http://stking.narod.ru/ - The official site of the author (in English) - http://www.stephenking.com/ ================================= For 30 years career Stephen King has published over 50 novels, which have been published worldwide with a total circulation of over 350 million copies....

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Stephen King (Stephen King; September 21, 1947, Portland, USA) - American writer, works in the genres: horror, thriller, fantasy, mysticism. Acclaimed "king of horror". * Richard Bachman. Under this name, King wrote The Fury, The Long Walk, Roadworks, The Running Man, Losing Weight, and The Regulators. * John Swithen - Used for stories only. - The site, which contains the most diverse information about the life and work of Stephen King - http://www.stephenking.ru/ - The unofficial Russian site of the writer - http://stking.narod.ru/ - The official site of the author (in English) - http://www.stephenking.com/ ================================= For 30 years career Stephen King has published over 50 novels, which have been published worldwide with a total circulation of over 350 million copies.