The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

Book - 2003 | First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
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Beth Harmon, orphaned at age eight, insists that the janitor teach her how to play chess and from then on her entire life is changed.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003, c1983.
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
ISBN: 9781400030606
Branch Call Number: FIC TEVIS
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 17, 2016

I absolutely adored this book when I first read it years ago. I could care less about chess, but this book had me riveted. Walter Tevis is an amazingly gifted author who can literally write about anything.

Aug 15, 2016

I forget who recommended this book to me, but I owe them one. Great book! I blazed through it in about 3 days (nights really). My productivity at work may or may not have suffered, but it was worth it. Beautifully written page turner that immerses you in the life of a smart female protagonist. Top 10.

Apr 14, 2014

this is one of my all time favorites the I'm not a chess player but tis book makes me want to play, the characters are well conceived and believable also depiction of addiction in the novel and how it can creep up on you is accurate, they should never make this novel by tevis into a movie, they'd just ruin it

Nov 09, 2010

Prior to picking up this book I had never heard of Walter Tevis. What a shame!! Three of his books The Hustler, Color of Money and The Man who Fell to Earth were all made into movies. Great characters in this book with wonderful insight into the world of chess and the struggle of substance abuse and dependency.


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