The book was written based on interviews and told in Mcgoorty's voice. Reading it is like taking Robert Byrne's place at McGoorty's bedside as the man prepared to die and recounted his life story. Welton Barker rated it really liked it Oct 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. If you ever knew a bum, drunk or poolroom hustler you liked and hated at the same time, give it a shot. There are precious turns of phrase.
Great read about an old-school SF pool hustler.
McGoorty: A Pool Room Hustler
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. More than anything, this is a good Depression-era American period piece. Gary Bennett rated it liked it Nov 25, Examples include films such as The Hustler and The Color of Money both adapted from earlier novels, see " Books ", belowamong others see " Films ", below. You're not going to learn much about how to play billiards either. McGoorty was a Runyonesque character and a first-rate raconteur.