Today HockeyBookReviews.com names the top hockey book of 2010!
Let me assure you that narrowing down the list of books to five finalists was no easy task. The hockey book class of 2010 is a very good one, far superior than 2009. Hockey book enthusiasts should be very satisfied when they browse the hockey bookshelves at their favorite book store.
The five finalists for the 2010 HockeyBookReviews.com Hockey Book of the Year are:
- The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys by James Duthie
- Eddie Shore And That Old Time Hockey by C. Michael Hiam
- Gold Medal Diary by Hayley Wickenheiser
- The Hockey Book by Sports Illustrated
- Tough Guy by Bob Probert with Kirstie McLellan Day
Simply put, Duthie's collection of newspaper/online columns was the one book this year that you simply can not put down. It does not matter which team you cheer for. Heck, you don't even need to be a true hockey fan to really enjoy this book. It is funny throughout, at times heart touching, and just down right entertaining. I have full faith in saying absolutely everyone would enjoy The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys by James Duthie.
Michael Hiam did a wonderful job piecing together a long lost era that was never properly recorded. Sports Illustrated's long awaited hockey book met even the highest of expectations. Kirstie McLellan Day followed up last year's amazing success with an equally amazing title. And I'd like to give special mention to Hayley Wickenheiser's Gold Medal Diary, probably the surprise amongst the finalists. As far as I am concerned, Gold Medal Diary is the most underrated hockey book of 2010.
So why did I give Duthie's book the edge over such strong candidates? Because whenever someone asked me what book I would recommend for this fan or that fan or any other fan, it was always Duthie's text. It is entertaining and funny in Dave Barry style. There is not person out there who could not enjoy this The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys
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