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The Game

The Game
Author: Ken Dryden
ISBN 13: 9780470835845
ISBN 10: 470835842
Edition: 20th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-02-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $26.95


"The sports book of the year, or maybe the decade, or maybe the century."

— The Globe and Mail

"A work of art that defines and represents our game."

—Hockey News

"[Dryden] has written a very special book, possibly the best [hockey book] I have ever read. His affectionate yet realistic portrait of the players is unrivalled in hockey writing."

—Mordecai Richler

"A book about Ken Dryden, about Quebec, about the rest of Canada, and most of all, a loving book about a special sport."

—New York Times

"An enduring classic, Ken Dryden's The Game has lost none of its luster since its original publication in 1983, and remains the one book every hockey fan must know...This backstage look at one of the best books ever published on any sport."

—David Gowdey

"A [hockey] book so rare that there is actually nothing to compare it to."

—Scott Young

Sports Illustrated:

One of "The Top 100 Best Sports Books of All Time" (number nine).

  • Top hockey book.

  • Top Canadian sports book.

  • Top book written solely by an athlete.

University of Toronto Review:

One of "The Top 100 English-Canadian Books of the 20th Century."