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More Baths, Less Talking - Nick Hornby
More Baths, Less Talking
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“Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not... show more
“Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read.Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while his children destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children’s books while on vacation, Hornby’s reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover’s life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus’s next role.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781938073052 (1938073053)
ASIN: 1938073053
Publisher: McSweeney's, Believer Books
Pages no: 135
Edition language: English
Series: Stuff I've Been Reading (#4)
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 More Baths, Less Talking
The final (so far) collection of Nick Hornby's columns from The Believer magazine and another excellent collection of commentary on books he's read. I think this is the first of the four collections where he's read a book I have (Yay!), and there are only a few of the books he's read that I'll ulti...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
4.0 More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself
Another typically engaging, witty collection of Hornby's book review columns from the Believer magazine. This is the fourth book in the series, and given the time frame, perhaps the most relevant. Hornby (already one of my favorite writers) lists the books he's purchased over the last month and thos...
debnance
debnance rated it
4.0 More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself
I’ve read a good bit of Nick Hornby, but I have to say that my favorite Nick Hornby books are these, the books composed of essays he has written for The Believer. Hornby has compiled several books now that are composed entirely of essays about the books Hornby is reading.Oddly, I haven’t read much o...
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it
Pretty much exactly the same as his other collections, but thoroughly enjoyable nevertheless.
audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
I've never read any of Nick Hornby's fiction, and though I've seen a few of his movies, his written persona was a stranger to me. Imagine my surprise, then, when I turned to the first page of his book and found...a friend! Well, no, we're not actual friends, but Hornby has a voice that is so convers...
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