Blockade Billy – Stephen King

Throwing in some King again! Always fun revisiting some of his books. I’m hoping to be able to do this throughout the summer again – maybe start with more of the short story collections. Who knows!

BLOCKADE BILLY – Stephen King

This is originally found in BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

So I’ve read this one before, but on roadtrips I usually read books out loud for Jeremy and I. We did all of the Bachman Books last time (Minnesota to Tennessee, Tennessee to New Orleans, then back to Minnesota). So this time I asked Jeremy what sounded good to him, and he grabbed BLOCKADE BILLY.

This is a very short story, so I don’t want to give away too much. This is a conversation between the narrator and Stephen King (this is fictional). This story highlights a baseball season with a catcher that became known as Blockade Billy. He was a simple kid from a farming town and got his chance to play in the big leagues. He was amazing at bat and no one could get pass him at home plate. He isn’t all he appears to be.

You do not need to know anything about the sport to enjoy this book. It makes me sad seeing people skip it because they aren’t familiar with the baseball. I highly recommend this to anyone that wants a good short story that is in the realm of possibility. No ghosts in this one, just a young man with a dark side.

What’s your favorite sort story by the King?

–Jess

 

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