About a Boy - Nick Hornby Reviews
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Newest Review: ... traits which vary from lying, to womanising to dabbling in soft drugs, and the character is an unlikeable one, to begin with ... more
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by - written on 05/04/08 (Very useful, 285 readings)
Nick Hornby is my future husband, just incase you do not know already. The fact hes old, not all too pretty and doesn't swing my way are minor details. This man understands people. He knows how they work and he knows how to tell you how they work. That in its self deserves a medal. I got this book for my birthday from someone who knows me all too well along with another of Mr Hornbys books. Needless to say, I was a happy bunny. I'll start off with the only downside to the book. It's been made into a film. A rather good film I would imagine (never having watched it the whole way through I can't really say for certain) I much prefer going into a book ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/04/08, updated on 24/08/10 (Very useful, 263 readings)
I read the novel the first time when it was published in 2000, I've just finished reading it a second time and I'm going to read it again next week, the third perusal will take about three weeks. Even if you've heard that the book is good or if you've read it yourself and are of the same opinion, you may think that it isn't worth so much attention. Let me explain: I read it the first time because everyone did then, I decided to read it in class with my (German) A-level students of English which will take some time and so I read it again quickly to brush up my memory. The plot: 12-year-old Marcus lives with his mother in London where they've moved after his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/08/11 (Very useful, 68 readings)
"About a boy" is a book by Nick Hornby. There was a film adaptation of the book made in 2002 which stars Hugh Grant and Rachel Weisz. The book is set in London in the 1990s and we are firstly introduced to the character of Marcus, who is a twelve year old boy living with his mother. His mother Fiona is slightly eccentric, or at the very least a bit 'different' to the rest of society, often exercising some views and tastes or styles that wouldn't be out of place in a 1970s hippy commune, and she seems to enjoy allowing these traits and styles to envelop her son and his opinions too. This is unfortunate for Marcus, because attending school in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/07/02, updated on 26/07/02 (Very useful, 1725 readings)
I bought this book on a whim, to be honest. I had money to spend and I wasn?t in the mood to go home empty handed. So, after ?About A Boy? by Nick Hornby had sat untouched on my bookshelf for nearly a whole year, I was put on bed rest by my GP. The circumstances were not good, I was very low, and my other half was in Italy. So I grabbed the book hoping for a bit of comedy relief to save my sanity whilst I awaited my dearests return. Here?s my take on the book. (By the way, as this was quite some time ago I obviously bought the pre-movie edition, which is always a good thing!) Will is 36 years old and apparently enjoying living off his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/12/01, updated on 05/12/01 (Very useful, 1292 readings)
Nick Hornby has set himself a high standard to live up to in his previous two books, ‘Fever Pitch’ and ‘High Fidelity’. He does not disappoint with this third offering. THE STORY Will is thirty-six and single. He listens to Chet Baker, Charlie Parker and Nirvana and reads NME, Arena and the Face. He doesn’t work, as years before his father wrote a Christmas hit song, ‘Santa’s Super Sleigh’ and Will has always lived off the proceeds. Marcus is twelve. He listens to Joni Mitchell and thinks Kurt Cobain plays football for Manchester United. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mother ... Read the complete review
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