Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Barca: A People's Passion by Jimmy Burns
Horribly written, but interesting enough for a Barca fan. I read the version that came out in 1998. I believe it was updated recently.
Interviews with legends of the game were informative, as were stories of the founding of the club by Swiss and English ex-pats in Catalunya at the turn of the century. The author does a decent job of portraying the importance of the club for Catalans, but this reviewer felt he could have been more descriptive of the role of the club for Catalans during Franco's dictatorship. In all, not a great read, but if you are a Barca fan you might find parts interesting. There must be better books out there on the club, however. I'll keep looking.