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Leon is in training for the great bicycle race in the Southern Games in Trinidad. He is so obsessed by the race that he has dismissed everybody in his life, even his girlfriend Sylvia. But she makes sure it doesn't stop there. Leon is in training for the great bicycle race in the Southern Games in Trinidad. He is so obsessed by the race that he has dismissed everybody in his life, even his girlfriend Sylvia. But she makes sure it doesn't stop there.


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Leon is in training for the great bicycle race in the Southern Games in Trinidad. He is so obsessed by the race that he has dismissed everybody in his life, even his girlfriend Sylvia. But she makes sure it doesn't stop there. Leon is in training for the great bicycle race in the Southern Games in Trinidad. He is so obsessed by the race that he has dismissed everybody in his life, even his girlfriend Sylvia. But she makes sure it doesn't stop there.

30 review for Games Were Coming

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jtomassetti

    THE GAMES WERE COMING was written by Michael Anthony in 1962. It tells the story of a cyclist, Leon, preparing for the track racing during the early 1950s in Trinidad. In the mixture is the Carnival and Leon’s girl friend who is wondering if he loves cycling more than her. At just over a hundred pages, it is a short novel but it is told in such vivid details that the reader can easily imagine the steel drums ringing through the city. If you can find this book, I recommend reading it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Papillon Polyglotte

    "The Games Were Coming" was the first book I read by Michael Anthony. Set in Trinidad, in 1963, it offered a snapshot of three important sectors of Trinidad and Tobago's culture in a burgeoning society. There was oil. The protagonist lived in Marabella, a stone's throw away from the oil refinery and there were several references to the ever-present flame that lit up the sky. Flash forward to present-day, how ironic I should be reading the book this year because the flame went out earlier this ye "The Games Were Coming" was the first book I read by Michael Anthony. Set in Trinidad, in 1963, it offered a snapshot of three important sectors of Trinidad and Tobago's culture in a burgeoning society. There was oil. The protagonist lived in Marabella, a stone's throw away from the oil refinery and there were several references to the ever-present flame that lit up the sky. Flash forward to present-day, how ironic I should be reading the book this year because the flame went out earlier this year. There was Carnival. The song of sweet pan, the frenzy of the atmosphere in the lead up to Carnival Monday and Tuesday, people's difficult history with the revelry. You don't want to dance to the lewd calypsos but it's in your blood. "Carnival is for any West Indian with blood!" There was sports. Cycling has been a big thing for a while in Trinidad. Who knew? Cyclists in Trinidad are sometimes the victims of terrible road accidents. Even then, there was talk of what little respect motorists had for cyclists on the roads. Who knew that Guaracara Park had one of the premier cycling tracks in the Caribbean? I've always heard that people from South Trinidad took sports more seriously. I don't know if it's true but Anthony captured it well in this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    BookOfCinz

    Anthony missed the mark here.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cecly

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aldane Baillou

  6. 5 out of 5

    Petra cyborg with holes & screws in her skull now

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nick

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ashantiecarr

  9. 5 out of 5

    Shevi

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tyrese Baird

  11. 4 out of 5

    Juscallme Endz

  12. 4 out of 5

    John Doe

  13. 5 out of 5

    Afridi

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    Danielle

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    Y Rush

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gerard Arthur

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dale

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tmp

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kadesha Holder

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gillena Cox

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marcia

  22. 5 out of 5

    Demoy Clarke

  23. 4 out of 5

    Gillian

  24. 4 out of 5

    Atiya Muhammad

  25. 5 out of 5

    Karlene Flemming-Fortune

  26. 4 out of 5

    Readlifegeek

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dan Lyonado

  28. 4 out of 5

    James Val

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shinequa Campbell

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chase Burkey

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