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Advantage/Disadvantage Book Review
By ellen george
Last edited: Friday, April 24, 2009
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Advantage/Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe, ISBN 10: 1329204187, BookSurge Publishing, review by ellen george


Yale R. Jaffe knows basketball - he has been involved in the sport for years.
For some of us who haven't gone to a high school basketball game in many years, Advantage/Disadvantage was certainly an eye opener. 

I remember one of my cousins married in a very small town, where Friday night football was truly king - I could imagine the kind of intruige would go on someplace like there, but why I didn't think about a big town like Chicago.

Mr. Jaffe has expertly woven stories of characters, from Marcus, a black man who had his career broken by his wife's mistake, his best friend, a high school basketball coach, who learns that his 'kids' are teaching him great lessons, and he is making a difference in thier lives, a crooked bookie who calls the shots in the betting on the games, and a local sports reporter with whom he gets into a scheme of advantage/disadvantage,where the results can be quite lucrative for a sports reporter who has big ambitions, and is being held down at a local newspaper.

It is an excellent character study of all main characters. It highlights some of Chicago landmarks.

An excellent read for sports fans of all ages. Sometimes I would have wanted to have the characters speak in Chicago-speak - by talkin da talk and walkin da walk - but aside from that, great read.

ellen george

Advantage/Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe, ISBN 10: 1329204187, BookSurge Publishing, review by ellen george






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