The Sport of Kings certainly was that for me. When I read Morgan's first book, All the Living, when it came out a few years ago, I could anticipate her latest book simply because Ms Morgan's powers of narrative were far larger than what we saw in that first story/5. If you too are concerned about the sport's well being and lack of integrity, this is a book you should read." Jojo Zulmwalt, Horse Trainer: " This is an eye-opening book into the dark side of racing. I found this book to be descriptive,informative,deeply moving and emotionally shocking". THE SPORT OF KINGS comprises a narrative thread about the Forge family and Hellsmouth interspersed with self-contained stories. Some of these stories read like myths or folktales; others have biblical echoes. How do these inform the main narrative, . C. E. Morgan’s ravishing and ambitious new horse-world novel, “The Sport of Kings,” taps into that nature and need. It’s a mud-flecked epic, replete with fertile symbolism, that hurtles.
“The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings” Most race horses, despite strict regulations prohibiting it, are given illegal drugs on race day. Many of these are performance enhancement drugs that affect not only the race, but the thousands of dollars at stake. THE SPORT OF KINGS By C. E. Morgan pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ The first time I saw a horse trainer “steal” a race — by shipping a horse more talented than it looked in its past. “The Sport of Kings” shares some DNA with “Lord of Misrule,” Jaimy Gordon’s near-perfect novel about life on a third-rate West Virginia racetrack, but has little in common with most. The Sport of Kings is a novel ostensibly about horse racing, but it is competing for much higher stakes. Morgan has dared to write the kind of book that was presumed long extinct: a 5/5.
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