More Baths, Less Talking
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.
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Publisher: McSweeney's, Believer Books
Pages no: 135
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
Series: Stuff I've Been Reading (#4)
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...
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...
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...
Pretty much exactly the same as his other collections, but thoroughly enjoyable nevertheless.
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...