am 6. Juli 2000
Farley put everything into this book. I was struck by the different style that he had at the beginning of the book, but it captivated me. Man O War is the greatest horse that ever lived. After reading this book you might find yourself waiting to see horse races in the hopes of seeing another horse to match Big Red, but you will be disappointed. I read this book for the first time as a grade schooler and couldn't get the lump out of my throat for the whole day after I finished it. Farley puts the history down in a sensitive and deeply felt manner. He fills out the story with his knack for writing and developing plots and characters. A must read!
am 26. März 2000
"Man O' War" is a book that tells all about the life of Big Red(Man O' War). It teaches all ages what the firey colt was all about and the boy who wouldn't, and couldn't, leave his side. Walter is a wonderful writer and truley gets his readers in to his stories. I am not the kind of person who cries in movies but he can, and has, made me cry. He puts his heart and soul in his books. This one is a very good one because before the book he writes of his experience of seeing Man O' War in the flesh and how wonderful it was. This book is one you will remeber for a very long time if not forever.
am 17. November 1998
I first read Man O' War in grade school. I'm still reading it now in college. The story of Man O' War moved me so much that I have researched his life in depth and am writing a report on what I fully believe was, is, and will be the greatest horse ever to breathe. I can't thank Walter Farley enough for bringing the past alive and sharing the beauty of racing.
am 16. Januar 1999
I heard about man o war long before i read the book. when i found man o' war, and it was by my favorite author walter farley, i got to reading it. this book was captivating and told the story of (what i think of as the greatest racer of all time) his life from the moment he was foaled till he was retired to be at stud. it showed me how great of a horse that man o' war was and there will probably never be another horse like him. this book is truley the best. its about a champion horse, and by a wonderful author.
am 4. Oktober 1999
I, too read this book along with all of Walter Farley's as a child. Thank GOD the Blood Horse also voted MAN O' WAR the greatest race horse of the century! A wonderful book of a most excellent horse, whose blood and heart will infinitly run forever in the veins of todays racehorse! Thank you Walter. I wish your son had your marvelous talents! I miss you and all the pleasure you have given me over the last 30 years.
am 4. November 1999
This book is one of the few that has move me emotionally. I first read it in fifth grade, and have read it many times since. I felt that I was really there. I was excited when Red first stepped onto the track, and cried when he passed on. W.F. did an excellent job of describing Dannys life alongside one of the greatest horses of all time.
am 6. März 1999
If you like horse racing then this is the book for you. Walter Farley tells the story of Man O' War (the best racehorse of all times) from the very begining to his retirement, I loved it and could not put it down,it tells you a lot about raceing a must in the horse world.