The Damned Utd, by David PeaceThis book has been on my to-be-read list ever since I saw the brilliant film adaptation starring Michael Sheen. Unfortunately, other books kept getting added to the list and I never quite got around to reading it. But with Melville House reissuing the paperback in advance of the publication of Peace’s Red or Dead (a novel about Bill Shankly), I was finally able to make it a priority. After all, now I was reading it for work! My review of The Damned Utd was just published today on Booklist Online.

What happens when a soccer coach—or football manager, as they’re called in England—takes over a team he despises?

(Click the link above to read the whole thing. I’ll share my review of Red or Dead next week.)