June 22nd, 2005

livre d'or

Book: About a boy

Author: Nick Hornby

Details: (c) Nick Hornby 1998; Pub Penguin Books 2002; ISBN 0-141-00733-8

Verdict: About a boy is rather superficial but there's some quite nice characterization.

Reasons for reading it: I felt I should probably read the archetypal lad lit novel at some point, just as a zeitgeist thing. And I needed something extremely unchallenging for the train journey from Dundee since I'd had no sleep the night before. Once I ran out of About a boy I found myself too tired to cope with anything else, so I ended up very bored for the rest of the journey!

How it came into my hands: Dundee charity shops.

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