Book Reviews of About a Boy

About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
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ISBN-13: 9781573227339
ISBN-10: 1573227331
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 251 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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I loved this book. It was smart and witty, and better than the movie. But then again, I\'ve rarely encountered situations when the movie is better than the book.
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I really enjoyed this,alot of twists and turns,funny
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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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The only Nick Hornby book I liked.
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Witty and amusing, a good read.
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Funny and surprisingly moving
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an excellant read
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I enjoyed this book. It has some witty and off the wall humor in it. Worth the read.
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While Nick Hornby has never disappointed me, this story is particularly touching. A great read.
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Much better than the movie. Has a lot of heart.
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Not a bad read. Not a really wonderful read, but not really bad, either. ;)
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There is a lot of humour, as you'd expect from Nick Hornby, but there's also a lot of heart. Very good book.
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excellent read!
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I always enjoy books in which unlikely people enrich each other's lives and end up becoming good friends. About A Boy is such a story.
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I love this book - and any fan of Hornby would too!
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Nick Hornby is hilarious.
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I loved this book. Both playful and thought provoking. Unfortunately I won't be re-posting as it will remain in my permanent collection.
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I really enjoyed this book. I had seen the movie a few times and wanted to read the book. I was very pleased. There are some similarities to the movie, but the book was better.
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