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Starter for Ten - David Nicholls
Starter for Ten
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Now a major motion picture“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”–People (****/Critic’s Choice)The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a... show more
Now a major motion picture“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”–People (****/Critic’s Choice)The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secret–a long-held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challenge–and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He’s made the school team, and they’ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, what’s more, he’s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable–but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.“Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.”–USA Today“Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornby-factor. . . . It’s wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.”–Arena
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345498120 (0345498127)
ASIN: 345498127
Publisher: Villard
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
2.5 Starter For Ten by David Nicholls
I was more than a bit pissed when I realised it’s January 16th and I’ve only read two books. Two bloddy books! And neither of them have been that good, either. From here on out I’m dedicating a lot more time to reading. Anyway, back to the book. Ever since I read One Day by David Nicholls I’ve bee...
Bücherdiele
Bücherdiele rated it
4.5 Kurzweilige, gute Unterhaltung aus England
David Nicholls ist toll. Das hat er - meiner Meinung nach - spätestens mit diesem Roman bewiesen. Dieses Buch hat tatsächlich die selbe Klasse und die ähnlich hohe Qualität, den ähnlichen Unterhaltungswert wie "Zwei an einem Tag". Der Stil von Nicholls ist so wundervoll unterhaltsam, so leicht und...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Starter for Ten
don't remember being this bad but I probably was Guy from Essex is the first person in his family and area to go to college, this is the story of his life, loves and mistakes.
tmwstw
tmwstw rated it
3.0 Starter for Ten: A Novel
Disappointed, "One Day" is a far better written and a better story.
Butterfly Kisses
Butterfly Kisses rated it
3.0
No hay más preguntas es una novela con un protagonista un tanto peculiar que nos contará sus vivencias en su primer año de universidad, y cómo estas le enseñaron una importante lección: el conocimiento no siempre significa sabiduría. Un libro ameno y entretenido, con buenas dosis de humor.http://lav...
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