Will, 36 anni, londinese doc, praticamente non fa un tubo tutto il giorno se non preoccuparsi di vivere – vestire - mangiare cool e l’unico principio etico di cui è assolutamente certo è: non si deve mentire su se stessi nei test delle riviste. Le donne? L’ideale è separata, meglio se abbandonata, con figli e molti altri problemi, cioè: ognuno a casa sua e zero complicazioni. E così Will pensa bene di infiltrarsi in un gruppo di sostegno per genitori single. Al varco lo aspettano due belle sorprese: 1. Fiona, troppo hippy, troppo vegetariana, troppo fissata con Bob Marley, e soprattutto 2. Marcus, il figlio di Fiona, 12 anni, che non sa nulla di calcio, ai Nirvana preferisce Joni Mitchell (?!) e ha un disperato bisogno di qualcuno che gli dia le istruzioni per l’uso del mondo...
Da questo libro è stato tratto il film About a boy. Un ragazzo, con Hugh Grant e Rachel Weisz.
- ISBN: 8850240333
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 266
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
C’ERA UN RAGAZZO Il film del 2002 è costato circa 30 milioni di dollari e ne ha incassati al botteghino 130. Best seller che scommetterei continua a vendere, questo libro di Hornby ha qualcosa di genialmente divertente. Ma per quanto io abbia letto il libro prima di vedere l’adattamento cinematografic 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
Nick Hornby’s writing makes me smile. His dry British wit, his honesty, his quirkiness, his nerdiness. It’s all so damn charming! I cannot file him as junk food reading because he is much too earnest and positive: reading his book has an uplifting effect on me and that if definitely not a guilty ple 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
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
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