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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Dart League King - Dartoid's World

Monday, September 8, 2008
Column 331
The Dart League King

In the history of time, at least in the English language (I am including British-speak as English, to be kind) there have been less than 75 books written about darts. Of course there are several about the old Dodge Dart and poison dart frogs but they don’t count.

Among the real darts books only six are novels (London Fields by Martin Amis, published in 1989; Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh penned fifty years earlier in 1939; Balling the Jack by Frank Baldwin and Wilson’s Island by Stephen Blanchard, from 1997; In and Out by Mat Coward, from 2001; and Cupid’s Dart by David Nobbs, published just last year). While the later few are fun reads, from a literary standpoint only the first two by Amis and Marsh are quality.

Now there is a third... (full article...)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Column 331
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