The Contender is
an excellent novel. It contains extraordinary descriptions paired with
an original story line; two qualities that make it an exceptional read.
You can feel the pain, sorrow, and happiness of the main character,
Alfred. The Contender takes you through the personal journey of Alfred,
through situations that even if you have not experienced them yourself, you can
relate. When you begin the book, it wraps you in a blanket of interest and
curiosity, a blanket that you cannot shake off until you
have finished the novel.
I would recommend this book because it is both
intriguing and realistic, and because it pulls you into a place where
many of us have never been before... the mind of the contender.