Thursday, September 02, 2010

Nick Hornby's Books

I've read "About a boy" before, and I've seen the movie. Now I'm listening to the audio book (audio books are great for car journeys and household chores). Nick Hornby is a brilliant writer. Brilliant.

Only yesterday, somebody asked what books I'd write if I could write anything I wanted without paying heed to the market. I mentioned Pratchett-like fantasy settings and satire, I mentioned Coben's thrillers, I mentioned Minette Walters and her issues-driven crime fiction.

I should have added Nick Hornby to the list, with his beautiful and understated commentary on life.

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