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The Game: The Rules Have Changed

by:
Eddie Cruz (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-4742-8 ©2008
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 205 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / Sports

The year is 1985, the place is The Bronx. Two handball players will meet in a final handball tournament to prove once and for all who the best player is. Steve, a six-time handball champion never backed down from a challenge, especially, from a player who hates him and wants him dead.

Abstract:
Steve (Cobra) has grown up and lived in the Bronx, all of his life. At 22, he is a six-time Bronx Handball Champion, and is hated by a rival handball player named Marcus, a local gang member. When Marcus discovers that Steve has been dating his ex-girlfriend, he is infuriated. Marcus warns Steve to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, Yvette. The battle between Marcus and Steve intensifies at the handball courts. When they meet at a local tournament, the animosity and intensity grows. All see the hatred. These two will go at it head to head. This time – it’s personal.

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Customer Reviews

  Good Read , 06/22/2008
Reviewer: Ivette Santos
This book was a good book to read. The characters seemed real and I had a few favorite characters. Peter was my favorite followed by Steve and Miguel. This book made me laugh and cry. I highly recommend it to everyone that likes a good story.

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  First Time , 06/24/2008
Reviewer: Ivette Santos
This book was exciting to read. This is the first time I read a novel about handball that kept me wondering what's going to happen at the end. It is a page turner.

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  Good Read , 06/25/2008
Reviewer: Cathy
This book took me back to the days when I grew up in the 80's and enjoyed it very much. There were times I laughed out loud. I liked the way the book ended, the surprise was fantastic. It was a really good read!!

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  The Game: The Rules have changed , 06/25/2008
Reviewer: John
The Game: The Rules have changed is a very entertaining book. The author has a raw street style of writing which, if you are from there reminds you of days past. For the reader whom has never read this type of book, be in for a surprise, the book holds you it draws you into "his" world. There are many emotions found in this story from love, hate, intense and sorrow. The characters feel "real" and are believable. Sit back and let Eddie Cruz take you on a ride. The Game: The Rules have changed.

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  Good Storytelling , 07/07/2008
Reviewer: Sean
A good story, no question. I felt like I knew this people already, they were real to me. Nice twist in the ending! I look forward to more of your work in the future.

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  Good Book , 07/07/2008
Reviewer: Justin Girard
Eddie Cruz's first novel is captivating. He truely put his heart into this work.

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  Excellent , 07/07/2008
Reviewer: Karen
This book really held my interest, I could not wait to find out what would happen next to all the characters. It reflected so many true to life situations. I really enjoyed reading it.

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  A real page turner , 07/08/2008
Reviewer: Karina
I loved this story. The author kept my interest from beginning to end. The characters and situations were captivating. I would recommend this book to everyone. Eddie Cruz did a great job. The Game: The Game: The Rules Have Changed, wow, what a story.

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  hot , 07/08/2008
Reviewer: carlos
I am not much of a reader, but being that I am to a handball player this book appealed to me. I loved how the author incorporated real street's from the Bronx. I have even played in some of the places he wrote of in his book. This is a must read.

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  Terrific , 07/10/2008
Reviewer: Fran Perrone
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I could not put it down for a second. The first book I read in a long time. Keep up the good work Eddie!! Can't wait for your next book. Congratulations.

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  Excellent Read , 07/10/2008
Reviewer: Cynthia Matthews
I think the book was very good. It kept you interested. It was easy to follow and you got to the point where you felt you really knew the characters. Some were easy to hate like Marcus and others were easy to like, such as Steve. I thought it was well written.On a level of 1 – 10, I’d say it was 9+. Especially being Eddie’s first work. I was pleased with the over-all book and very happy for Eddie. It was a job well done. Eddie, I’m looking forward to you next one. Good Luck!!!! Cindy Matthews.

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  moving/Intense , 07/10/2008
Reviewer: Thelma Johnson
This book was touching, interesting and Intense all rolled into one. Eddie, I see great things for you in the future.

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  , 07/11/2008
Reviewer: Carmen M. Acevedo
This book was very interesting that you could not put it down it had soo many places and things that I can relate to. (being from the Bronx myself) the ending was surprising.

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  Great Book , 07/16/2008
Reviewer: Soraima Rodriguez
I LOVED THE BOOK... I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN... IT WAS SO GREAT THAT I FINISHED READING IT AT MY JOB...LOL...WHICH IS SOMETHING I'M NOT SUPPOSE TO DO... ANYWAYS... IF YOU HAVENT READ IT... THEN MAKE SURE YOU GET IT AND READ IT... THE ENDING IS SOO SURPRISING BUT ALSO SOO GOOD... GREAT JOB EDDIE...CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK TO BE RELEASED...

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  Awesome , 07/22/2008
Reviewer: Cecy
This book is awesome. I was able to connect with the characters. The characters felt so real. I read this book in a day. I just couldn't put it down. Congrats, Eddie.

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  Excellent , 08/29/2008
Reviewer: Manuel Diaz
I have never read a novel related to handball that kept me captivated. The author has a style of writing that is different from other urban book writers. He knows how to captivate the reader before delivering the big bang! The characters become real and you can relate the them. Be forwarned. The ending is off the hook.

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  Bronx Urban Fiction tale ! , 09/05/2008
Reviewer: GMAN
This is not your regular urban fiction book. The author provides a vivid description of a Bronx Latin neighborhood. Eddie built the characters up and gave them identities. He walks you through places a person who ran up in the Bronx would remember and almost smell. When I was getting close to the end, I could not put this one down. The ending was unexpected and off the hook. EMOTIONAL ! Go Eddie Cruz!

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  , 09/11/2008
Reviewer: Gerri Scott-Brown
Eddie for your first book this was done very good. The characters was just like you knew them. It really was easy to keep up with. It has action, drama, suspense, it has it all. Can't wait for the next one. Good Luck Eddie.!!!!!!

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  It's About Time , 09/15/2008
Reviewer: Jason Alvarez
It's about time someone wrote a novel about handball. It has been and still is considered to be a poor man's game. This story was very good. The character's made me laugh. The writer draws you slowly into the story - than you're hooked. The ending was twisted and nicely played out. Emotional and engaging. Let's us support this writer. There are no novels about handball anywhere else.

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  Fantastic Read , 05/28/2009
Reviewer: William Kelly
Why isn't this book being sold on the streets or in stores? I purchased this book when I saw the author himself reading it on a New York City subway train. I liked the cover and asked him where he purchased it. He smiled and turned the book around and there was his picture on the back cover. He signed it for me. I read the book and would recommend it to everyone who loves an urban story. Great and emotional ending. Thanks Eddie.

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  book , 08/21/2013
Reviewer: you will never know
my dad is the author of this book lml i liked it so far i didn't read all of it idk if i am but great job daddy love you :)

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