EW Reviews The Golem's Mighty Swing

“Entertainment Weekly Review - The Golem's Mighty Swing” / Entertainment Weekly / Tom Russo / September 16, 2004

James Sturm's newly reprinted graphic novel reads like the movie John Sayles should've made instead of Eight Men Out: In the 1920s, a Jewish baseball team barnstorms the heartland, content to play for love of the game. But when they allow a slick promoter to tweak their gimmick with a golem--the cabalistic automaton of Hebrew myth- -foretold chaos ensues. Sturm's prose is as elegantly understated as his line work. And every now and then he throws the heater: "They've been waiting for their Messiah a thousand years," says one opponent. "So they know how to wait on a curveball." A- 

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