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Again to Carthage de John L. Parker Jr.
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Again to Carthage (edição: 2008)

de John L. Parker Jr.

Séries: Once A Runner (sequel), Quenton Cassidy (2)

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Again to Carthage is the "breathtaking, pulse-quickening, stunning" sequel to Once a Runner that "will have you standing up and cheering, and pulling on your running shoes" (Chicago Sun-Times). Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner became a cult classic, emerging after three decades to become a New York Times bestseller. Now, in Again to Carthage, hero Quenton Cassidy returns. The former Olympian has become a successful attorney in south Florida, where his life centers on work, friends, skin diving, and boating trips to the Bahamas. But when he loses his best friend to the Vietnam War and two relatives to life's vicissitudes, Cassidy realizes that an important part of his life was left unfinished. After reconnecting with his friend and former coach Bruce Denton, Cassidy returns to the world of competitive running in a desperate, all-out attempt to make one last Olympic team. Perfectly capturing the intensity, relentlessness, and occasional lunacy of a serious runner's life, Again to Carthage is a must-read for runners--and athletes--of all ages, and a novel that will thrill any lover of fiction.… (mais)
Membro:RunnersLibrary
Título:Again to Carthage
Autores:John L. Parker Jr.
Informação:Breakaway Books (2008), Hardcover, 344 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:Fiction

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If you liked Once A Runner then you will read this. Not as good as OAR, but a worthwhile read for sure. ( )
  vanjr | Oct 4, 2015 |
A sequel novel (to the book, Once a Runner), that follows the training of a former Olympic runner in his bid to make another Olympic team as a marathoner. The ending was good and well-paced, and the author did a nice job of introducing plot lines that kept the story fresh, even though moving through to a well-known culmination could have been much more predictable. On the other hand, the book did drag in parts. ( )
  Joe24 | Jun 25, 2015 |
A worthy successor to Once a Runner. Very enjoyable from both a runner's perspective and to watch the author develop his craft. May not be engaging for the non-running reader, but I think it stands on its own rather well. ( )
  nnschiller | Sep 18, 2014 |
The sequel to Once a Runner, this book initially seems like a cheap attempt to sell two novels for the effort of one book. However, this book grew on me. Again, John Parker draws parallels with the real world, both in events of the Cold War, and in the power trips of the athletics governing bodies.This may not be the novel for someone into masterpieces of fiction, but it was an easy read and kept my interest. ( )
  stringsn88keys | Aug 7, 2012 |
It was very difficult to get through this book. Once A Runner was a lot more upbeat, and Again to Carthage is like the emo sequel. Everyone dies, Cassidy has his third-life crisis, and a there's a lot more introspection than hijinks. A lot of this book made no sense to me, for example how one can just up and leave work for a few years without getting fired (must be the same nepotism that got him hired by his dad's best friend in the first place), and how on earth the book can start with one's buddy dying in Vietnam (placing it, at the MOST, in 1975) and end with running the 1980 Olympic trials two years later (on May 24, 1980, the math just does not work).

Finally, I thought the marathon description was fun, but over-the-top. It was easily the best part of the book, tucked away in the last two chapters. Cassidy was basically like a running, hallucinating corpse. It was hard for me to suspend disbelief so many times. ( )
  lemontwist | Aug 5, 2012 |
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Again to Carthage is the "breathtaking, pulse-quickening, stunning" sequel to Once a Runner that "will have you standing up and cheering, and pulling on your running shoes" (Chicago Sun-Times). Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner became a cult classic, emerging after three decades to become a New York Times bestseller. Now, in Again to Carthage, hero Quenton Cassidy returns. The former Olympian has become a successful attorney in south Florida, where his life centers on work, friends, skin diving, and boating trips to the Bahamas. But when he loses his best friend to the Vietnam War and two relatives to life's vicissitudes, Cassidy realizes that an important part of his life was left unfinished. After reconnecting with his friend and former coach Bruce Denton, Cassidy returns to the world of competitive running in a desperate, all-out attempt to make one last Olympic team. Perfectly capturing the intensity, relentlessness, and occasional lunacy of a serious runner's life, Again to Carthage is a must-read for runners--and athletes--of all ages, and a novel that will thrill any lover of fiction.

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