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About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby's cult fiction debut, the New York Times Notable High Fidelity, was a national bestseller in the United States, and a #1 bestseller in England. Hornby was greeted with standing ovations from The New Yorker (Hornby has established himself as a maestro of the male confessional) to Time (Hornby demonstrates h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781573227339
ISBN-10: 1573227331
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 252 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I think the correct term would be "lad lit". This book is better than the movie. I read thru it "knowing" what the ending would be because I saw the movie. It was a nice surprise to find out I was wrong. You have to read it just to find out how it ends! Nice light reading and I laughed out loud several times. Nick Hornby rarely disappoints.
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Helpful Score: 2
I guess this could be called "d*ck-lit" as opposed to "chick-lit." Light, humourous, typical hornby.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great story about a divorced, suicidal single mother trying to raise a shy, but gifted pre-teenage boy, who's looking for male role models wherever he can get them.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. Humour and wit.
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It was not a page turner, but a good book to pick up and read a few more chapters when I had time. Sometimes it was funny, sometimes sweet. Occasionally there would be a sentence or two that were so good I had to read them out loud to my husband.
I like the book and would recommend it strongly.
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Not a bad read. Not a really wonderful read, but not really bad, either. ;)
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I really enjoyed this,alot of twists and turns,funny