What Kind of Book?



What kind of book is Overtime?


Here’s how Joseph Bird sees it:


In the latest novel by Larry Ellis, Overtime: A Basketball Parable, Coach Carl Campbell – post mortem – sits on a bench behind the goal of a run-down, outdoor basketball court and reflects on his life as he watches young versions of his former players shoot hoops. It is a kind of purgatory that forces Campbell to reevaluate the decisions he made and the opportunities he missed, hoping to find a sliver of redemption.
In Overtime
, there are basketball scenes, but it’s not a sports book. There is unrequited love, but it’s not a romance. And of course there is the spirit? ghost? of Carl Campbell, but it’s not a paranormal mystery.
It’s just a good story with unusual characters that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book.


You can download Overtime for free from now until Monday, just by clicking here.


Joseph Bird is a novelist, blogger and landscape architect and a founding member of the Shelton College Review.  You can get to his blog here, and read a review of his novel here.

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