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Funny Girl - Nick Hornby
Funny Girl
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3.50 10
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670922819 (0670922811)
ASIN: 0670922811
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.0 Very British novel
This was a random choice on my part, with which to fill the waiting times that accompany jury service. But, if I say so myself, an excellent choice, brimming with likable, if somewhat flawed characters, set in a wonderfully familiar 1960s onwards. Not since 'Fever Pitch' and the well thumbed pages d...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
0.0 Review Catch Up: The Rosie Project (Simsion); Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Semple); The Rosie Effect (Simsion); Funny Girl (Hornby)
I'm hitting another block when trying to talk about the last few books I've read, because here's another batch of very overdue takes on some good books (and one not). --- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion This was charming, witty, and had plenty of heart -- even without the romance, which just ...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
5.0 Funny Girl: A Novel - Nick Hornby
AS a teen I was more likely to prefer Valley of the Dolls for an inside look at modern adult career woman's life. Now it seems melodramatic. This seems rather more spot on. Charming and warm, but funny, and not coy.Library copy
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
5.0 "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby - a gentle, compassionate look at British TV comedy in the 60's and 70's
Reading "Funny Girl" was like meeting an old friend and being reminded all over again why you liked them so much in the first place. With wit, optimism and gentle compassion, Nick Hornby summons up the zeitgeist of Britain in the 1960s and 70s through the medium of TV comedy on the BBC. Like Hornb...
konstantinapapazoglou
konstantinapapazoglou rated it
4.5
Read full review at: http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.gr/2015/08/review-funny-girl-by-nick-hornby.htmlFirst of all, I loved the setting of this novel. The '60s for the British comedy fit perfectly the plot. Sophie Straw wanted only one thing: to make people laugh. But she was in a decade when they...
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