Nell’Inghilterra degli anni Sessanta spopola l’attrice televisiva Sophie Straw, ex reginetta di bellezza di un paesino del Nord, che ha tagliato i ponti con la famiglia per trasferirsi nella Swinging London, inseguendo il sogno di far ridere la gente. Insieme a lei, l’affiatatissima squadra che lavora alla serie della BBC Barbara (e Jim), di cui è la protagonista. E Sophie si troverà a recitare un copione di scena troppo simile a quello della sua vita, e dovrà decidere che tipo di donna essere, e che tipo di uomo scegliere, in un mondo in cui anche le donne sperimentano nuovi ruoli e una nuova libertà…
- ISBN: 8823517354
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 384
- Data di uscita: 01-01-0001
Never before has the time-worn critic's trope "Show, don't tell" been more utterly ignored than by Nick Hornby and his ambitious, yet thoroughly lackluster (and curiously unfunny) novel about British televised comedy in the 1960's-'70s, Funny Girl . I admire Hornby's vision here; his drive to present Leggi tutto
Speaking at a college campus a few years ago, I joked about feeling like Lucy in the chocolate factory, and an undergraduate asked me when Lucy Hale worked in a chocolate factory. It was one of those moments when you suddenly picture yourself stooped and holding an ear trumpet. As a child, I watched Leggi tutto
Being funny is a serious business, and in his latest novel Nick Hornby gets to demonstrate that making people laugh is just as valid and fulfilling a life choice as curing diseases or educating the masses or studying history, philosophy, economics. I’m mentioning these fields because the novel is ab Leggi tutto
I'm such a big fan of Nick Hornby and this book is such a disappointment. I'd almost prefer not to provide a review. I have looked forward to this book for months now and received it from Penguin's First to Read. Perhaps the problem is with the narrator providing such distance from the characters th Leggi tutto
How he does it, I don’t know, but Nick Hornby creates interesting characters and turns them into human beings we actually care about. In Funny Girl, he does it while successfully evoking a whole era – early sixties London on the cusp of change, from a dour post-war Britain to a world where anything Leggi tutto
Meant to be an easy, breezy, affectionate nod to the 60's - but I found it bland. Like creme brulee without the sugar topping - just no snap to it. I couldn't wait to be finished. Sorry, Nick Hornby fans - think this one is a bit of a miss.
You know how there's that cliche question of "If you could have dinner with anyone at all, dead or alive, who would you choose?" and then your answer is supposed to establish a whole bunch of things about who you are or your compatibility with someone or something? Well, my fantasy dinner guest has
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“What was he doing with her? How on earth could he love her? But he did. Or, at least, she made him feel sick, sad and distracted. Perhaps there was another way of describing that unique and useless combination of feelings, but ‘love’ would have to do for now” Funny Girl is the sixth full-length nove Leggi tutto
This book was one that I wished I had stopped reading a quarter of the way through but I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. The author's characters were so underdeveloped that I truly didn't care what happened to them. This was basically a story about...nothing. I found it very boring.
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