Bargain Kindle Book – The Bookies Runner

by Greg on December 22, 2011

Here is a very highly rated Literary Fiction book with a near perfect rating. The Bookie’s Runner by Brendan Gisby has an excellent 4.9 star rating and is only 99 cents. The reviews for this book have nothing but great things to say about it.

“An intensely moving and deeply personal novel…and a triumph for literary fiction. Brendan Gisby has created something remarkable here, a book that stirs the emotions and paints a vivid portrait of a man who deserves to be memorialised in this way. Quite simply an understated masterpiece.” Weescottishlassie – Amazon Reviewer

The Bookie’s Runner
by Brendan Gisby
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.99


‘The Bookie’s Runner’ is the gorgeously, hypnotically told tale of Brendan Gisby’s father, Derry, and his dream of the big win on the horses, the one that would relieve his adored family of poverty and redeem him in the eyes of his angry and disappointed wife.

For decades he worked on his system. It had to be foolproof. He could only afford to run it once. He meticulously studied the form for every race ever recorded – the horses, their characteristics, their lineage, their combinations, the race track, the conditions, the outcome – and made his predictions for the next race.

Then, just as he entered hospital for what would prove to be his final illness, he was ready. His system worked; it really couldn’t fail, he was sure of that. His family would be set up for life, he would be a hero, he would fulfil the dreams of every one of his betting friends – to beat the bookies once and for all at their own game, again and again.

From his hospital bed he carefully placed his bets …

If you only read one more book in your life, bet on this one. It is every bit a winner as Derry McKay was, even if everybody thought he was a certain loser until that moment…
Get this bargain Kindle book here: The Bookie’s Runner


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1 Ingrid Stukey December 22, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks for the many low cost books, it is appreciated 🙂

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