Thursday, January 31, 2013
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Genre: adult fiction
3 out of 5 stars
A single man, Will, decides that at his age pretending to be a single parent may get him more dates. He starts living his lie, but after getting caught he ends up becoming attached to a twelve-year old boy, Marcus. This novel is told in the voice of both Will and Markus, so you hear both sides of this hilarious story. Hornby incorporates many other minor characters and develops all of his characters very well. While a generation apart, Will and Markus help and teach each other the meaning of their lives and have loads of fun along the way. It is a funny and easy read. About a Boy is also a motion picture featuring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette.
You can visit Nick Hornby’s website at www.nicksbooks.com