Ci sono coppie in perenne calma piatta. Annie e Duncan lo sanno bene. Convivono da quindici anni e la loro esistenza è scandita da qualche lettura in comune, l’uscita di un nuovo film, ogni tanto un concerto. Ma se da un po’ di tempo lei prova un impellente desiderio di maternità, lui non fa altro che coltivare la sua unica, ossessiva passione: Tucker Crowe, cantante cult americano sparito dalla scena musicale negli anni Ottanta. Quando una versione inedita del suo album più famoso arriva per posta, la vita di Duncan e Annie prende una piega inaspettata…
Nel segno del binomio amore e musica, l’autore di Alta fedeltà racconta con leggerezza istrionica e originalità le grandi questioni della vita.
- ISBN: 8823523222
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 322
- Data di uscita: 14-03-2019
(B) 75% | More than Satisfactory Notes: Well written but lacks vigor, excitement and soul. Characters change, but so predictably as to garner very little effect.
Why do we read? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot the last few days. I mean, yeah.. the obvious reasons… to access information, to brush up on our morality, because we’ve been assigned to. So we can have uh.. passionate discussions, hook up, impre Leggi tutto
Juliet, Naked is the out-of-nowhere new album release by reclusive American music artist Tucker Crow. Annie has given 15 years of her life to be living in the drab, but almost kitsch, Northern England seaside town Gooleness, with the No.1 most obsessive online Tucker Crow fan, her boyfriend Duncan.
If you’re familiar with Nick Hornby, or better still, if you’ve read this book, then the following quiz will test how well your impressions correlate with mine. If you’re not familiar with Hornby, but are clued in to my own predilections (a puerile sense of humor among them), this will measure your Leggi tutto
The first half of this book is Hornby at his best – creating interesting, believable characters and exploring the dynamics of relationships with his usual ear for dialogue and understanding of people’s often highly personal obsessions and motivations. Surprisingly however, once all the characters ar Leggi tutto
“Juliet, Naked” spoke to me on a personal level at this point in my life, right after the end of a long term relationship. Nick Hornby really nails the emotions of a breakup, and the painful recognition of a stagnant life. So many folks are together because of the presence of a comfortable mundane r Leggi tutto
Well that was... extremely disappointing 😐
It’s funny, writing a review of this book, because in many ways, I’m Duncan, the obsessed fan who puts the book’s plot into motion. Nick Hornby is something of a hero of mine. I read a lot as a kid, but sort of got away from it as I got older, as it seems so many people do these days. But then I rea Leggi tutto
All night I was going back and forth in my head as to whether to give this 4 or 5 stars, and as I couldn't think of a reason not to give it 5, I decided to do so. I really enjoyed this character-driven book. Hornby has a warm and generous talent for creating honest, flawed, likable characters. (And
Nick Hornby has written a number of very good novels focusing on music and the sometimes geeky males who become obsessed with it to the point where they never really escape their adolescence. In consequence, their romantic lives are usually a mess as well. Enter Duncan, an undistinguished British col Leggi tutto
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