Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eleven great books about soccer

At The Daily Beast Robert Birnbaum tagged 11 great books about soccer, including:
Among the Thugs
by Bill Buford.

There is a truism bandied about that more people like to read about baseball than watch it. Perhaps that’s true of soccer as well, especially as there are long stretches during matches when men in shorts are running willy-nilly around a field. In addition to [Soccer in Sun and Shadow] by Eduardo Galeano, Bill Buford’s Among the Thugs rates mention as Buford gives a smart account of the sociopathic underclass that afflicts soccer (at least in England).
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: Mihir Bose's top ten soccer books.

--Marshal Zeringue