Sunday, July 13, 2014

About a Boy

A Fine Balance was emotionally exhausting, so I went for something lighter as a breather.  I just picked this up at  a library book sale.

And for a book that has bullying, attempted suicide, failure to launch, serial womanizing taken to extreme lengths, and more - this is pretty light reading.  But there are a lot of redeeming qualities.  Hornby has a way of just laying a conflict bare in snappy, casual language.  He's great at building characters.

Marcus, especially, is just fantastically done.  You can hear him maturing as the pages turn.

Final call:

It should only take a few hours to get through this.  For that, it's worth it.  Certainly some memorable characters and a laugh out loud moments.

No comments :

Post a Comment