Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This article about a s novel is a stub. Refresh and try again. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Hustler film. I never thought I would be intrigued by a game of pool this much. Tevis's writing here is mostly very fine, but it's almost as if he couldn't keep his enthusiasm from sagging midway through the process.
Eddie stashes his belongings at the local bus terminal, where he meets Sarah Packard, an alcoholic who is supported by her father, attends college part-time, and walks with a limp.
Views Read Edit View history. Its exploration of winning, losing, and character garnered a number of major awards; it is also credited with helping to spark a resurgence in the popularity of pool. But this is a grimy book about grimy people who somehow manage some of them to transcend a simple game. Their destination is Bennington's, where Minnesota Fats reigns as the nation's top player. The Man Who Fell to Earth. Hidden within every man is the secret desire to win and dominate.