October 23, 2010

2010 Paperbacks: Gretzky's Tears

Scheduled for paperback release on October 26th is Stephen Brunt's Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada, and the Day Everything Changed. - Buy The Book: Amazon.ca - ChaptersAmazon.com

Brunt takes a look at the day Wayne Gretzky was traded and the continuing aftermath over 20 years later. Here's the original book review.

The paperback release features a whole new chapter, focusing on the whole Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy case and Gretzky's tangled involvement with the franchise. Gretzky's golden touch is finally, through now real fault of his own, tainted and he all but disappears into hockey's shadow.

But when Gretzky reappears at the 2010 Olympics as the final torch bearer, Gretzky instantly resumes the role Canada needs him to be in, so says Brunt. Gretzky is Canada's favorite son, and no matter what he does, we will always hold him in a necessary heroic vision. Just like Bobby Orr before. Just like, it certainly appears, Sidney Crosby now.

That is more or less the theme of the well written book. This paperback release certainly ties up all the loose ends the hardcover copy left due to the not concluded storylines at the time of publishing.

It's a good book. If you have not read the original, definitely pick up the cheaper and more conclusive paperback.

Buy The Book: Amazon.ca - ChaptersAmazon.com


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