InDaily InDaily

Support independent Journalism Donate Subscribe
Support independent journalism

Opinion

Favourite sports books

Opinion

Comments
Comments Print article

Readers have provided their own favourites in response to Phil Gardner’s top 10 sports books of all time.

ROBERT LAWTON: Beyond A Boundary (CLR James) – great memoir/meditation on cricket, race, colonialism, class and culture.

The Ball is Round (D Goldblatt) – Das Kapital of football: a massive soccer bible, recounting the way in which money, power and class made the world game, and continue to transform it. Great work on South America, Africa and Eastern Europe, but no corner of the world is left out.

KIM HORTON: Best sports book, The Sports Gene by David Epstein … brilliant.

RICHARD ALLAN: My vote for best fictional sports book is The Rider by Tim Krabbe.

It is a beautifully written short novel about the pain and exhilaration of cycle racing. Set within the time scale of an amateur one day race, it is the best description of the physical and psychological journey that a rider goes through during a long road race as well as being a philosophical meditation on cycle racing.

STEVE EVANS: Yes, the quality of the writing is paramount, but not one book on motorsports? Did our expert consider Casey Stoner’s book, for example – Casey Stoner: Victory Lap?

Send us letters via email to indaily@solsticemedia.com.au, including your full name. The editor reserves the right to edit letters.

Or join the discussion on our Facebook page.

Make a comment View comment guidelines

Make your contribution to independent news

A donation of any size to InDaily goes directly to helping our journalists uncover the facts. South Australia needs more than one voice to guide it forward, and we’d truly appreciate your contribution. Please click below to donate to InDaily.

Donate here
Powered by PressPatron

Comments

Show comments Hide comments
Will my comment be published? Read the guidelines.

More Opinion stories

Loading next article