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05-31-2004, 12:41 AM
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The Game

Has anyone read the book titled The Game by Ken Dryden. I was thinking of buying it but not sure if it is worth it. Can anyone tell me some insight on the book and if it is worth the buy. Thank you.

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It's my favorite hockey book, easily, and I read a lot of hockey books. I think Dryden is a great writer, and he puts across the emotion of the game very well. I hate to say it because it sounds weird, but, the way he describes things is almost poetic. As a Habs fan, you'll also probably enjoy reading about all of his great teammates, the behind-the-scenes stuff is pretty humorous. It's an old book, but a must read for any hockey fan IMO. If you can find the 25th anniversary edition, it has a new chapter at the back with some of his thoughts on the game today which is very interesting.

His book Home Game is also quite good. It talks about hockey all over Canada, from small towns to the NHL. It's a celebration of Canadian pride in hockey, and I'm not Canadian but still thought it was a good read.

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It's my favorite hockey book, easily, and I read a lot of hockey books. I think Dryden is a great writer, and he puts across the emotion of the game very well. I hate to say it because it sounds weird, but, the way he describes things is almost poetic. As a Habs fan, you'll also probably enjoy reading about all of his great teammates, the behind-the-scenes stuff is pretty humorous. It's an old book, but a must read for any hockey fan IMO. If you can find the 25th anniversary edition, it has a new chapter at the back with some of his thoughts on the game today which is very interesting.

His book Home Game is also quite good. It talks about hockey all over Canada, from small towns to the NHL. It's a celebration of Canadian pride in hockey, and I'm not Canadian but still thought it was a good read.
Couldn't agree more.

Both The Game & Home Game are very very good reads.

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