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About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780575400955
ISBN-10: 0575400951
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages: 286
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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: 2
This is the story of Will, 36, a man who knows more about being a child than being an adult, and Marcus, 12, a boy who knows more about being an adult than being a child. This is the story of their unlikely relationship and how they each help the other to live a fuller, happier life. Definitely cute, definitely well-written, and definitely an easy read. I'd recommend this for anyone in the mood for a mental break.
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Helpful Score: 2
Definately a 5 star read! Even better than the movie which I loved. I understood the characters more with the book and yet all my fav one liners from the movie were there for my enjoyment too. I actually laughted out loud alot (which I don't do very often).
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a really good book. it is funny and smart and very well thought out. My husband and I were both able to read it and enjoy it.
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Marcus is twelve. Will is thirty-six. Why can't they both act their age? In his second novel Nick Hornby explores the connections people make when the so-called ideal family model does not apply.


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