This is a great book for those who like cricket and would want to read a well structured tale about a cricket fan's experiences and views about cricket, and learn some new information about the legends of West Indian cricket and their lives. Mr. James is famous not only for cricket but his commitment to communism in its early years
I was a little disappointed with the book. It dwells a little too long on nostalgia and may perhaps be accused on being a little non-objective. He seems to imply that if he is to select a World XI, there would be nine players from West Indies. The only two others who come in for praise are W G Grace and Sir Don Bradman.
There is some genuine social analysis but its not enough. He should have expanded his theme there and devoted less time to how great things were in the distant past.
He keeps praising Frank Worrell but the reader does not know what it was that evokes the praise.