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Critically and popularly acknowledged as the top contemporary novelist in the world, Yank author John Grisham specialises in courtroom dramas. Which is not to say that he isn't interested in other genres, too. American sports for one, which he occasionally pens stories about regarding his childhood, as well. 

Calico Joe by John Grisham, 246 pp, 2013 Hodder paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 325 baht.

In sports there are figures that stand out for longer or shorter periods, until overshadowed by those who break their records. Fans are loyal to bygone sports heroes. Come on, they say. There will never be another Joe Louis, Red Grange, Sea Biscuit. Not only were they the best, they dominated their sports.

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