☆ Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner Þ F.X. Toole, Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner, F.X. Toole, Million Dollar Baby Stories from the Corner This hard hitting collection of powerful and moving tales based on the experiences of the late great fight manager and cut man Jerry Boyd who wrote under the pen name F X Toole is the basis for the Oscar winning motion picture starring Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman Breathing life into vivid compelling characters who radiate the fierce intensity of ☆ Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner Þ F.X. Toole - Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner, Million Dollar Baby Stories from the Corner This hard hitting collection of powerful and moving tales based on the experiences of the late great fight manager and cut man Jerry Boyd who wrote under the pen name F X Toole is the basis for the
☆ Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner Þ F.X. Toole - Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner, Million Dollar Baby Stories from the Corner This hard hitting collection of powerful and moving tales based on the experiences of the late great fight manager and cut man Jerry Boyd who wrote under the pen name F X Toole is the basis for the
The name F X Toole was the pseudonym of Jerry Boyd 1930 2002.He was a boxing trainer and his writing in these stories clearly display his great knowledge on boxing.His stories are through various characters in the boxing arena He tells them through the eyes of the fighter female and male, the trainer and manager and the cutman He sticks his characters amongst problems in society crime, racism, brutality and politics He takes his characters through courage, lose, love, hope and triumph.This would [...]
4,5Fenomenal book Recomend it
Boxing is not a sport for people with weak stomachs It can be brutal It can be deadly It can be gut wrenchingly ugly But it can also be magic, sweet, and pretty.even beautiful My Grandpa was a Golden Gloves boxer in his younger days and when I was little he still had a speed bag in his garage He could make that bag sing even then I loved to watch him with it I would have loved for Grandpa to have read these stories by F X Toole He would have said Yes, the man knows boxing.This is an intense, raw [...]
Os livros t m destas coisas p em nos muitas vezes a ler sobre coisas que n o nos despertam o m nimo interesse na vida real Boxe era uma das ltimas coisas sobre as quais me ocorreria ler, mas, ainda assim, este livro encontrou caminho para chegar at mim e, apesar de n o ter sido uma leitura propriamente marcante, acabou por se revelar positiva pelas baixas expectativas com que a iniciei F.X Toole pseud nimo de Jerry Boyd, j falecido, que dedicou boa parte da sua vida ao boxe, fosse a combater ou [...]
May 2009I ve never really cared for boxing, but in recent years I developed some interest in boxing fiction, and tough guy manly man fiction in general, starting with Thom Jones, moving on to Craig Davidson and mumblemumbleChuckPalahniukmumble who hasn t exactly written about boxing, but close enough I know there are others many others but I haven t read them yet Now I can add Toole to the list He was a lucky find I haven t seen the film Million Dollar Baby so I didn t know the connection, but I [...]
I enjoyed this book
Don t be fooled this book was originally published as Rope Burns, and one story in it, Million Dollar Baby, was turned into the movie with Hilary Swank It s not one of those weird cheesy books that gets written after a movie comes out It s a collection of short stories about the world of boxing Toole s writing is clean and straightforward, almost scientific Half of the excitement happens in the ring, where Toole narrates each blow like a former boxer reliving the glory days The other half happen [...]
A brief warning this novel is very rough in the language department The vulgarity is aptly used in service of some of the shady characters, however This short story collection was violent and compelling and descriptive and evocative You can smell the gyms and hear the speed bags and feel the sweat flopping from the faces Each story explores various aspects of boxing and they are illuminating You can tell that Toole has been around the game in an intimate way It serves the stories so well I was [...]
Dunia tinju ternyata bisa menjadi ide cerita yang luar biasa Tinju bukan hanya gedebak gedebuk Ia juga punya filosofi, pelajaran hidup, dll F.X Tolle bukan mengarang ngarang Ia mencatat, mengamati, belajar dan berjuang bersama para petinju Million Baby yang kemudian diangkat menjadi film dan diperankan oleh Clint Eastwood dan Hillary Swank hanyalah satu dari 7 cerita pendek di buku ini Ditulis oleh FX Tolle sebagai buah pengamatannya selama menjadi seorang cut man alias perawat luka di ring tinj [...]
sebelumnya, saya benci tinju buku ini dengan mudahnya mengubah pandangan saya saya baru mengerti sekarang, kenapa saya dipaksa membaca buku ini damn good habis sekali baca sepanjang perjalanan pulang dari Jogja Jakarta Bintaro dengan pesawat berlanjut bis damri.buku ini diterjemahkan oleh Banana dan menurut saya, ini salah satu buku terjemahan yang bagus memang benar tampaknya, sebaiknya penerjemah itu bukan sekedar lulusan sastra Inggris aja tapi juga seorang penulis yang baik, biar tidak membu [...]
A compilation of short tales from different character s point of views, Toole narrates the boxing world with style and emotion, describing what would seem to be personal experiences Million Dollar Baby, Cold Water and Rope Burns are the real deal in this collection.
Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan FreemanThis film has won four Academy Awards and two Golden Globes at the ceremonies of 2005, together with Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Oscar and Golden globe Best Director both Academy Award and Golden Globe Best Motion Picture AA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role AAThe trio involved in the production of the movie is formidable.And the story is haunting and thought provoking.Maggie Fitzgerald is a wai [...]
This book is great for anyone who likes sports or competitions, especially boxing or fighting It also is puts into perspective the idea of women being able to fight competitively The story is told from the point of view of a cut man or someone who helps boxers heal from their wounds during a fight If you like fast paced, to the point, easy to follow stories, this one is for you.The plot shows a young girl with a passion for boxing, in a time where boxing for females was not popular, work her way [...]
aku baca edisi Indonesia terbitan Banana Publisher 2006 Judul Asli Rope BurnsPenulis F.X Toole Penerjemah Basuki Heri Winarno Yusi A.PareanomPenyunting Akmal N.Basral Yusi A.PareanomCetakan Pertama, Oktober 2006Tebal 357 hlm.Saya tidak pernah suka nonton pertandingan tinju Sejak dulu, sejak zaman keemasan Muhammad Ali hingga Si Leher Beton, Mike Tyson Saya ingat betul, setiap kali TVRI satu satunya siaran televisi yang ada waktu itu menyiarkan secara langsung pertandingan tinju Muhammad Ali, sek [...]
Scintillating, unvarnished insider s look at the boxing world The Monkey Look, Black Jew, Million Dollar Baby, and Frozen Water are as good as it gets for voicey authentic fiction I m not a boxing fan, but you don t have to be In fact, in reading this collection it almost helps to dislike boxing a bit Toole may not win you over on the sport, but the details will linger and sting.
This collection of stories was unlike anything else that I ve read before and, I suspect, unlike anything else I ll read afterwards I ve never seen such a deep understanding and relation to the sport of boxing through literature It was an honor to read it I only wish that Mr Toole could have written of this type.
F X Toole spisateljski je pseudonim boksa kog trenera Jerrya Boyda, a ova je knjiga pomalo autobiografska zbirka pri a o njegovim iskustvima i do ivljajima iz, kako i sam naslov ka e, iz kuta boksa kog ringa.Zbirka se sastoji od 7 kratkih pri a i novela, uklju uju i uvodnu, kao i onu naslovnu, koja je, po mom mi ljenju, ujedno i jedna od najboljih Sve pri e ispri ane su preko nekog promatra a, iz kuta bilo da je taj promatra boksa ki trener ili i sam boksa , ili iz tre eg lica.Iako se radi o bok [...]
Should keep original titleI have read before The added material was rather weak The original stories are still wonderful I am still impressed with how the author make real and familiar something so bizarre and strange as boxing.
If the brutally violent heart breaking stories were balanced out by even one happy ending or victory, this would have 5 stars Excellent book either way.
Like a lukewarm water even for big boxing fans well, now imagine how it will keep the full attention of those who do not like sport.
A good collection of boxing stories I cried a little bit.
Terrific It s a real shame F.X Toole Jerry Boyd died before he could publish than this and Pound for Pound He was a real raw talent, and I highly recommend this book.
Non stato esattamente un a a prima vista, ma la colpa della mentalit con cui l autore sembra imporsi all inizio tutto cambia quando si comincia a leggere le storie dei vari pugili storie di passione, caparbiet , vittorie e sconfitte non solo sul ring Immancabile in ognuna e per quanto mi riguarda, inaspettato la componente drammatica, la commozione e la tristezza da cui vieni pervaso.Non posso realmente dire quale mi abbia colpito di pi tutte hanno dei dettagli che ti colpiscono e le emozioni ch [...]
The story of the 69 year old author of this astonishing first fiction collection is a salutary one he wrote between gigs tending boxers in their corners as a cut man who stanches the blood flow and allows fights to continue , finally got a story published by a small literary magazine, was spotted by a keen eyed agent and achieved book publication.It s amazing it took so long, because Irish born Toole, now living and working in Los Angeles, is a natural His knowledge of the bizarre world of profe [...]
cc Seventy year old F.X Toole has exploded onto the literary scene with this astonishing first collection of stories drawn from his own experiences in boxing In these powerful and moving tales, he reveals a complex web of athletes, trainers, and promoters and their extended families, all players in an unforgiving business where victory, like defeat, comes at a dark and painful price.F X Toole breathes life into vivid, compelling characters who radiate the fierce intensity of the worlds they inha [...]
Wow use a cliche, this book was winning all the rounds and then just got stupid, forgot to think, and got dropped before becoming a champion.This collection of boxing short stories is brilliant at times tually every story until the final one at it is sad to think I can t put it as a classic.The book promises boxing fiction and it delivers for the most part It is darker then the uplifting boxing stories people are used to as it focuses on corruption, racism, and the cruelness of fate But the sto [...]
This is my first attempt at reading boxing centric stories The main reason I requested this collection of short stories from NetGalley is because I am a fan of boxing and movies about boxing I loved Million Dollar Baby and wanted to read the story because we all know the book is always better than the movie I am glad I took a chance on something that was far from my usual reading material because Million Dollar Baby Stories from the Corner is one of the best short collections I have ever read.Mr [...]
I bought this because I saw the film version and wasn t impressed I m not going to go into why I felt it was way over hyped here, but it did interest me enough to read this book.And I m glad I picked it up, because these short stories are a lot better than the film The author, F.X Toole, was a cut man and professional boxing trainer, and so he knew the business He knew the people and the atmosphere and all of that comes across in the stories.The best of the stories, imo, is Rope Burns That was t [...]
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