Thursday, April 19, 2012
Jeremy Lin: From the End of the Bench to Stardom by Bill Davis
I like the idea of having topical books that can capitalize on the public's interest, particularly for reluctant readers as well as readres of non-fiction. The trade-off, though, comes when the book feels like it was put together in a hurry. This is an unauthorized biography, so the material (detailed with notes in the back of the book) largely comes from public interviews with coaches or players; it already has the feel of something that is out of date. At times it felt like I was reading a long essay on why Jeremy Lin was so great rather than a book that really explored Lin and his life. If there's a reader who is desperate to read a book on Jeremy Lin, this one is worth checking out; otherwise, you can probably find the same kind of information on his wikipedia page and wait to read a book by Lin himself.
I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Right Fit Reading and Open Road Media.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Linspired: The Jeremy Lin Story by Mike Yorkey and Jesse Florea
Jeremy Lin: Rising Star by James Buckley Jr.
Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity by Timothy Dalrymple