Will, trentasei anni, londinese doc, vive di rendita e misura la propria realizzazione personale in base al punteggio ottenuto nei test delle riviste. Donne? Quella ideale è separata, con figli e in rotta con gli uomini, cioè: ognuno a casa sua e nessun problema. Come Fiona, che Will ha conosciuto infiltrandosi in un gruppo di sostegno per genitori single: peccato che sia troppo hippy, troppo vegetariana, troppo fissata con Bob Marley e soprattutto madre di Marcus, dodicenne così fuori dal mondo da scambiare Kurt Cobain per un calciatore del Manchester United… L’eterno adolescente in crisi di identità e il ragazzino quattrocchi bersagliato dagli scherzi dei coetanei sono i protagonisti di un percorso di formazione speculare, raccontato con un taglio teatrale e con il tipico umorismo dolceamaro che contraddistingue la scrittura di Nick Hornby.
- ISBN: 8823520428
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 272
3.5 stars Not sure who I'd recommend this to, but I enjoyed it well enough. It's basically a story about a fucked up guy with zero substance, a fucked up 12 year old dork, and his fucked up crazy hippie mother. To me, none of these three were very sympathetic characters. I mean, Marcus was the only one Leggi tutto
I have weird habit of reading books that were made into movies AFTER I've seen the movies. Dopey, right? I don't know why I love to do this. I guess just to see how it all turns out on the other end. Anyway, this review is pretty straight forward: "About a Boy" is awesome. Like the rest of Hornby's w Leggi tutto
About a Boy is a book that I've dreamed about - a meaningful book about human relationships ( as opposed to adventures) that is to the point and not chock full of rambling and embellishing imagery. Sadly, I'm very honest, and I can't rate this 5/5. The reasons why I like this book and why I can't g
Like most, I have read this book after seeing the movie adaptation with Hugh Grant years and years ago. The movie turned out to be a rather faithful adaptation of the novel, but featured a completely different ending. The general plot of About a Boy is well known. Will is a 36 year old single man, wh Leggi tutto
Brilliant - ok, that's just a bad homage to the Brits but really, this was a funny, sweet book. I'd have given it a 3.5 but with no half-stars at my disposal, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Anyway - bought it b/c I was looking for High Fidelity at our local used shop but this was the only Ho Leggi tutto
Originally, I picked up a friend's copy of this while watching babysitting, simply as a means of amusing myself while the kid was happily playing with some toys. I'd already seen the movie, and figured the book would probably be something that I could pick up and put down fairly easily. I was wrong. S Leggi tutto
What a surprising read! I found this book in the Fujisawa library in Japan. My other choices were D.H. Lawrence and other books that boasted intimidating thickness. I suppose I chose this book because I thought it would be a breezy read. It was a breezy read! A breezy, enjoyable read with a surprisi Leggi tutto
Beautiful read for the end of the year. Such a thoughtful book.
I can't recall if this was the first Nick Hornby book that I read, or if it was "High Fidelity". It's toss-up. I will say that "About a Boy" is probably one of my favorite Hornby novels. The story is about a spoiled rich man-child (in the movie adaptation, played brilliantly by Hugh Grant) who befri Leggi tutto
4.8/5 - Hammer Buch, mit dem ich so nicht gerechnet habe. Bin begeistert. Freundschaft. Heranwachsen. Depression. Humor. Kurt Cobain. Und der Sinn des Lebens.
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