Killerbowl

Killerbowl Thirty years in the future the ultraviolent sport of Professional Street Football a phenomenally popular four hour long athletic event combines pro football with mixed martial arts and armed com

  • Title: Killerbowl
  • Author: Gary K. Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780385047388
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Thirty years in the future, the ultraviolent sport of Professional Street Football, a phenomenally popular 24 four hour long athletic event, combines pro football with mixed martial arts and armed combat On New Years day, quarterback T.K Mann plays the most dangerous game of his life, the game known as Killerbowl This is the first novel by Gary K Wolf, famed creator ofThirty years in the future, the ultraviolent sport of Professional Street Football, a phenomenally popular 24 four hour long athletic event, combines pro football with mixed martial arts and armed combat On New Years day, quarterback T.K Mann plays the most dangerous game of his life, the game known as Killerbowl This is the first novel by Gary K Wolf, famed creator of Roger Rabbit.

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    1. Gary K. Wolf is an excellent writer who takes a very different slant on everything. This time it was violence and killing as a required part of football and the Superbowl of 2010. He creates some very memorable characters and a situation that is very easy to believe would happen. I hope his vision of the future never comes to pass, but we are heading that way fast.My only criticism would be how long it takes to get to the end. He spends a lot of time describing a lot of games in detail and it sl [...]

    2. I wrote notes for this one like I do for most every book I read, but I'm throwing them all away. Basically pretend someone came up to you (or in this case came up to Gary K. Wolf) and said, "Hey, so what if football was played on city streets instead of on a field oh and also players can kill each other. Write as much as you can about that, until you've exhausted everything there is to say. Should take you, I dunno, 200 pages or so."$0.99 on the Kindle store will get you this experience. I'm de [...]

    3. (3.5) Didn't know the guy who wrote this also wrote Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the basis for one of my all-time favorite movies. Killerbowl was an interesting, at times prescient read, probably a rip off of Rollerball but entertaining in its own right. The blurb tells you all you need to know about the book going in and reading it does exactly what its supposed to.

    4. Fortunatamente il football non e' diventato cio' che preconizza questo racconto. La storia é comunque gradevole, anche se forzatamente cruenta. Molto bello l'intreccio "da film" tra il presente ed il passato che vi ci ha portato.Finale atteso, ma ugualmente amaro, forse l'unica cosa che il racconto ha previato nei minimi particolari del football del nuovo millennio.

    5. Umm, this is awesome (4.5). It's in the future and football is played across entire cities and to the death! I admit that some of my extreme love is because of the football thing, but the book is good in any case.

    6. Ok, so I was a kid and read this during my summer library reading club. It was the first "science fictiony" book I ever read so I pay it an homage for that if nothing else :)

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