{Thirteen in 2013} The Legend of Bagger Vance


I actually didn't pick a book for May until the second half of the month this time- the first half of the month was so busy with graduation and moving back home that I didn't really have time to sit around with a book.  I hadn't been home too long before I caught the second half of a golf movie with my parents.  Golf is one of my absolute favorite sports, and when I discovered that the movie (which is quite good) was based on a book, I knew that was what I wanted to spend the second half of May reading.  
The Legend of Bagger Vance turned out to be quite different from the movie of the same name, but in a nutshell, it is about a World War I veteran, Rannulph Junah, who agrees to play in a special tournament to open a new golf course in Savannah, Georgia with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, the two biggest golfers of the 1930s.  Bagger Vance is Junah's caddie and life coach.  The book is narrated by a man who experienced the tournament as a ten year-old boy.
The descriptions of golfing and the tournament are vivid and captivating, but there was a supernatural element of the book which was quite downplayed in the movie, and I thought it was a little odd in the book, although at times, it could be quite thought-provoking and rather philosophical.  In the end, I'm a bit divided- I didn't really love the book, but I didn't really dislike it either.  If you like golf, this book has potential, and if you like fantasy, this book has an even greater chance.
Have you ever read The Legend of Bagger Vance?  What did you think?
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One of my goals for 2013 is to read a new book every month!
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