About a Boy
Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women—women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will—might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating... show more
Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women—women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will—might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers—bright, attractive, available women—thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them. SPAT: Single Parents—Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn't be the first thing he'd invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for...
Publish date: April 30th 2002
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
So I’ve been trying to keep things pretty relaxed over at Holville and picking books that won’t do anything to spike my adrenaline. You’d think it’d be easy to find books that fit that category, but it’s harder than you might think. I recently stumbled on Nick Hornby when I read High Fidelity and he...
Nick Hornby is a feel-good comfort read for me. Even though he tackles people and situations that are difficult there is a hopefulness about his writing and characters that set my little heart a flutter. I'd be surprised if you weren't at least vaguely aware of About a Boy- the movie with Hugh Gra...
I love Hornby's ability to create odd, flawed, weird -- yet wholly sympathetic characters. In About A Boy, a nerdy 12 year-old is getting bullied at school, and he turns to a disconnected, slacker 30-something -- who invented a two year-old son to make it easier to meet single moms -- for help.Along...
They are making an American TV series of this, so I'm sure a rise in the number of people reading it will go up soon. Although it has Sam from New Girl in it, nothing will ever beat the British movie version. It's got Hugh Grant, for God sakes!
i read this book after watching the film and all i can say is the book is better (no shit sherlock). i tend to like every novel by nick hornby and about a boy is no exception. the characters were realistic and likeable while the writing style entertaining and funny.