Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Short review of "Circus Catch"

For the final review of 2014, I accepted a gift copy of this book not exactly sure what to expect.  It turned out to be one of the funniest sports books I have read.  Here is my review of "Circus Catch."

"Circus Catch" by Michael X. Ferraro

Publication date:
October 31, 2014

198 pages

4 of 5 stars (excellent)


Imagine a crucial moment in  tense football game between two arch rivals. The tem trailing late in the game attempts a Hail Mary pass.  The reciever catches it! Tie game with the extra point to come giving a tem its first championship shot in a long time! But wait...the star wide receiver sys he DIDN'T make the catch and is trying to convince everyone it's not a catch.

Tht is the setting for "Circus Catch" a hiliarious story that spoofs pro football, the media and current Americn pop culture. The reciever who is the center of the storm even had a name change - he's  known as B-Wack.  The first time I saw that name I was in tears from the laughing.  As I was several times aftward as well with many more funny pssages.

Frankly, I took the message of B-Wack's actions as an extreme case of wnting to do the right thing, something always taught when playing sports. But when it causes millions of people to freak out in the manner they do in the story it just makes one wonder how low can we go.

Sports fans will love the many spoofs of current sports strs and topics.  Cleveland sports are especially coverred since the story revolves around the Cleveland football team.  A quick entertaining read that will leave you laughing even if you are not a sports fan.

I wish to thank the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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