Fifty-nine-year-old Atherton tennis teaching pro and family man Wally Wilson won the 2011 US Open behind 250 mph serves and a timely disqualification, and was promptly banned from professional tennis. Two years later, Wally is picked to play Davis Cup, framed for stealing a Dutch masterwork, and hunted by obsessive-compulsive Mounties. There goes his nap.
©2016 Marcus Paul Cootsona (P)2016 Marcus Paul Cootsona
I love tennis, play it and watch it and camp out in front of the telly for Wimbledon, so this looked fab. Only it wasn't. It tried really hard to be quirky but the jokes fell flat and I must have fallen asleep at one point as a whole subplot about a stolen painting went passed me.
"Stick with it!"
I had a hard time getting into this but I'm not sure if this was because of me or the novel. Stay with it because it turns out to be a very entertaining book. Tremblay did a good job narrating and the author brought everything together at the end. I found myself looking forward to hearing the rest of the story every time I stopped. I liked the main characters and their moral behavior in the face of many temptations was refreshing. Worth the price or a credit.
I was given this book free by Audiobook Boom in exchange for an unbiased review.
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