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.
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.