Saturday, May 30, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge Book 062 Brody the triumph and tragedy of wrestling's rebel

TITLE-Brody the triumph and tragedy of wrestling's rebel
AUTHOR-Larry Matysik and Barbara Goodish
FORMAT-oversized trade paperback

Grabbed this off the gimmick table at the last Powerslam Productions show I was at. Growing up I heard about Brody for years. Mostly thru all the Apter mags. But I rarely got to see him wrestle. Once I got into tape trading the first things I looked for was comps of Brody.

The book takes an interesting way of telling the story. Every other chapter is written by Brody's wife. And honestly the chapters she writes aren't that good. The first few from her are about her life before meeting Brody,and really I had no interest in this part of her life. The later chapters are a bit better. They focus more on Brody outside wrestling.

The chapters written by Larry are great. And gives lots of insight into Brody.Like why he was the way he was. And why he had developed the rep of being a pain in the ass for promoters.

I would have liked more info on his final run in Puerto Rico. And his death. But what little is in the book is stuff I already knew.

The book has made me want to see more Brody matches. So I guess it has accomplished what it should. But I feel with some changes this could have been a much better book.

Brody the triumph and tragedy of wrestling's rebel gets a 3.37 outta 5.