The Hustler

The Hustler is a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis. It tells the story of a young pool hustler, Edward "Fast Eddie" Felson, who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats. The Hustler was adapted into a 1961 film of the same title, starring Paul Newman as Fast Eddie. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. It remains widely regarded as a classic. ... more on Wikipedia