Mordecai Richler honed his cueing action in the pool halls of Montreal where he misspent his teenage years hustling. He was addicted to the game and its grown-up cousin - snooker - ever after.
Mordecai Richler traces the history of snooker from its nineteenth-century origins to the tobacco - sponsored world of today's game. He visits the craftsmen who make the cues, the agents who control the sport, the groupies who obsessively follow the circuit and the millionaire players themselves.
Never before has this compelling game been explored with such perception, wit and brio. 'On Snooker' is sports writing at his best. It is a book that transcends its subject in unexpected and fascinating ways.