About A Boy
Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made... show more
Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.
Publish date: March 30th 1999
Pages no: 286
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.
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