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How to Be Good - Nick Hornby
How to Be Good
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Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife...well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish,... show more
Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife...well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the "Angriest Man in Holloway" column for their local paper. But now David's changed. He's become a good person, too&#151really good. He's found a spiritual leader. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. He's even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn't sure if this is a deeply-felt conversion, a brain tumor&#151or David's most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. Because she's finding it more and more difficult to live with David&#151and with herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573229326 (1573229326)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
2.5 How To Be Good
I don't really know how to feel about this book. It was an all-time favourite of one of my friends, who just kept talking about the book until I promised I would read it, so perhaps my expectations were just a bit to high. Especially when I'm told it's going to be funny... I've read that feelings ...
Jelle
Jelle rated it
Sort of the same feeling that I got from 'A Long Way Down'. Great first half, then watering down a bit, floating between 3 and 4. I suppose it was less the case in this one, so I went for 4. As always with Nick Hornby the dialogue and characters are very lifelike and amusing and his observations spo...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0
Als ich den Klappentext zuerst las, dachte ich an einen Frauenroman, von einem Mann geschrieben, aber diese Geschichte ist wirklich "completely different" und sehr amüsant für eine Zynikerin wie mich.Die Ärztin Katie ist mit einem wütenden, unglücklichen, zynischen, rhetorisch sehr talentierten Misa...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
3.0 How to be good
Nick Horby does a great job depicting life and emotions through a realistic but comedic style. This book didn't disappoint me, it's as good as the rest of his works.
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
3.0
At the beginning I was sceptical when I've received this book by lend. I used to be a Nick Hornby fan, but, as it often happens to me, I had lost interest for him as a novelist as soon as he's became too popular. I know, I know I'm just a snob.But Hornby's favourite lists were everywhere I turn my ...
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