Courts of Babylon #2020

Courts of Babylon By Peter Bodo Courts of Babylon A true insider s book this sly irreverent expose of the personalities politics intrigue and innuendo surrounding the greed and ego fueled world of pro tennis leaves no player untouched from John
  • Title: Courts of Babylon
  • Author: Peter Bodo
  • ISBN: 9780684812960
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Courts of Babylon By Peter Bodo A true insider s book, this sly, irreverent expose of the personalities, politics, intrigue, and innuendo surrounding the greed and ego fueled world of pro tennis leaves no player untouched, from John McEnroe and Steffi Graf to Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, and Martina Navratilova Photos.
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    1. As many of you know, I like tennis.Where I live, spring has finally sprung, and this means tennis season is back on I usually try to read a tennis themed book in the run up to the European season, and today it just felt right to chill my tennis tired bones after two days of matches who doesn t go over board on the first chance of playing outdoors with an attempt to finish off some current reads One of those was Peter Bodo s The Courts of Babylon, first published in 1995.I usually like to start o [...]


    2. More like a 2.5 This book had its good points In general Bodo is a good writer And I liked the chapter on Boris Becker And it was interesting to see behind the scenes of an era when I was either following tennis but too young naive to be aware of what was going on behind the curtain, or not following tennis But it is a little dated Forex, it s hard to talk about minorities on the tour, esp the women s tour, without mentioning the Williams sisters But Bodo couldn t really do that because it was m [...]


    3. The good content here is great lots of interesting background information on players I wasn t previously familiar with plenty of lol worthy quotations from my beloved John McEnroe , but as a whole kind of a mess This probably would have been better served as an essay collection situating notable players within broader contexts of the sport their respective social circles and cultures rather than as a weak attempt to structure a cohesive whole about the state of tennis Some of the attempts at soc [...]


    4. My only experience with Peter Bodo s writings is from some of his articles for tennis And I will be honest, I wasn t particularly impressed with his skills as a writer or as an analyst I was a bit baffled by it considering his name is popular and synonymous with tennis journalism I assumed, like with Nirmal Shekar of the Hindu Sportsstar,that perhaps his best was behind him Therefore, it is with some surprise and relief that I report that Courts of babylon is very interesting The book deals with [...]


    5. This was the culmination of my June tennis month which somehow bled into July Of all the tennis related books for the month, this was my favourite One reason is that I love Peter Bodo s writing all the years of devouring his articles for Tennis Magazine, I guess Another reason is that as a baby boomer like Peter, my interest in all things tennis started a couple of years after the 1968 start of the Open Era, so reading this book was like taking a walk down memory lane recalling names I had forgo [...]


    6. I love tennis I love playing it, watching it, talking about it and reading about it I also love Pete Bodo s articles on Tennis, and so I was slightly disappointed not to enjoy this book as much I thought I would Large parts of it were really interesting, and in retrospect these were the gossipy parts fascinating insights into the lives and characters of players like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati But I found myself skimming through the long passages and chapters on [...]


    7. The author had some pretty obvious prejudices, which made for an annoying read Some parts were interesting but early on he set the tone and I couldn t shake the feeling that I just didn t like the guy made it hard to be on board with a lot of his facts as they were mostly thinly veiled personal opinions.


    8. Always interesting to read an insider s view of pro tennis This was written in the mid 90s and a lot has changed since then Nevertheless, this one holds up well.



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