Funny Girl takes place in a swinging 60s where the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the... show more
Funny Girl takes place in a swinging 60s where the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art,
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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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