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About a Boy

About a Boy

Author(s): Nick Hornby

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): 1990s

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Set in London in the 90s, this is Hornby at full throttle. Will is in his mid 30s, comfortably well off and no children by choice. His discovery that he can meet women through single-parent groups allows him access to single women. Enter Marcus, 12, precocious and a tad nerdish, with a Mum who mollycoddles him a little too zealously. The two pair up in an unlikely union and an unlikley friendship builds up between Will and Marcus’ Mum. The book is narrated by both Marcus and Will and is a perfect combination of two very likeable characters. The DVD captures the essence of the book.

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An enjoyable book, two “boys” at different stages of life, Hornby is a great observer and raconteur.

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