About a year ago, January Magazine contributing editor, Lincoln Cho, really liked veteran novelist Ivan Doig’s The Eleventh Man, out in paperback this month from Mariner Books. Here’s what he said about Doig’s book when it was first out in hardcover:
There’s something sweetly sentimental in all the testosterone lurking not far beneath the covers of The Eleventh Man (Harcourt), a football novel that melds into World War II from Ivan Doig (This House of Sky, The Whistling Season). That would seem a contradiction in terms -- sweet sentiment. Masses of testosterone -- but somehow it’s not. Somehow it works in a book that manages to be epic in scope and fact.The January Magazine review is here.