Shades of Grey
I very much enjoyed this novel by Nick Hornsby. The characters were flawed, human enough to be believable and engaging. The plot was somewhat far fetched but different and interesting, the writing was funny and the narration excellent. Even though the story missed a few beats and had a rather anti-climactic ending, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an entertaining, light read.
Hornby's wit and realistic, engaging take on relationships and on aging are as appealing as ever. But the outstanding acting ability/quality of the narration took this to another level: highly recommended!
This book is in three different points of view and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Each of the characters are going through the story with their own dilemmas and you find a way to connect with each of them. This is a story about Music and how it impacts. It also addresses a question many of us have to ask ourselves at one point in our lives. What do we do about all the wasted time? How much weight do people, events and accomplishments hold in those 'wasted' years? I loved this book.
I found it after following the trail beginning with Nick and Norah's Infinite playlist, then Love is a mix tape and now i am on a search for the next book.
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Typical Hornby subject matter: pop culture, emotionally immature men, longing women, confused children. Yet also typical Hornby approach to his subjects, bringing humor, compassion and deep insight into his characters lives and interests. I loved it. The multiple readers were spot on. Bill Irwin was fantastic. It should win an Emmy.
I didn't like the beginning. I almost quit listening because I disliked Duncan so. I'm glad I didn't quit. I will miss Tucker, Annie, and Jackson.
This is just not Hornby's best work. I did not feel any emotional attachment to the characters and at then end, was not so upset that it was over.
I like Nick Hornby's other books and enjoyed this one. The alternation among narrators was very effective.
Hornby has lots to say about people, life, and screwed up relationships. Perhaps more so than ever in this book. "She was a young woman and as a consequence didn't subscribe to the idea that monogamous sexual relationships between men and women were doomed, pointless, miserable, hopeless; she'd get there, he felt, but not for a while yet." Good story and good narration.