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Friday Night Lights

A Town, A Team, and A Dream

Bissinger, H. G.

Book - 1990
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Friday Night Lights

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1990
ISBN: 0306812827
Characteristics: xiv, 357 p


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Oct 27, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I confess I'm a sports fan; but I just couldn't understand how High School Football could define a town and what it stood for to such an extent. This is the remarkable true story of a town, a team, and a dream; the story of young teenagers giving everything they have for the greater glory of the team.
The town politics are clearly conservative and summed up as, "The Republicans have done nothing to help the Texas oilman for eight years, but when it comes down to voting for a liberal versus a conservative, most oilmen are conservatives."
Boobie miles perhaps personifies the team with his comment, "If I can't be the centre of attention, I don't want to be anything at all."

Apr 18, 2014

one of the best sports books ever written, and one of the best looks at the obsessive needs a town places on their children

Aug 03, 2012
  • reedstevens rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Heck of a TV series, too. Sorry to see it end.

Jan 30, 2012
  • austinmurphy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If there's a better book about the way sports obsession can simultaneously exalt and ruin the lives of young men and the society that envelops them, I haven't read it.


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