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About a Boy
by Nick Hornby | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingULRKwing of București, Wallachia Romania on 6/8/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingULRKwing from București, Wallachia Romania on Saturday, June 08, 2013

8 out of 10

Will Lightman is a Peter Pan for the 1990s. At 36, the terminally hip North Londoner is unmarried, hyper-concerned with his coolness quotient and blithely living off his father's novelty song royalties. Will sees himself as entirely lacking in hidden depths--and he's proud of it! The only trouble is, his friends are succumbing to responsibilities and children and he's increasingly left out in the cold. How can someone brilliantly equipped for meaningless relationships ensure that he'll continue to meet beautiful Julie Christie-like women and ensure that they'll throw him over before things get too profound? A brief encounter with a single mother sets Will off on his new career, that of "serial nice guy." As far as he's concerned--and remember, concern isn't his strong suit--he's the perfect catch for the young mother on the go. After an interlude of sexual bliss, she'll realise that her child isn't ready for a man in their life and Will can ride off into the Highgate sunset, where more damsels apparently await. The only catch is that the best way to meet these women is at single-parent get-togethers. In one of Nick Hornby's many hilarious (and embarrassing) scenes, Will falls into some serious misrepresentation at SPAT ("Single Parents-- Alone Together"), passing himself off as a bereft single dad: "There was, he thought, an emotional truth here somewhere, and he could see now that his role-playing had a previously unsuspected artistic element to it. He was acting, yes, but in the noblest, most profound sense of the word."  

Journal Entry 2 by wingULRKwing at Obsor Beach Resort in Obzor, Burgas Bulgaria on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/16/2013 UTC) at Obsor Beach Resort in Obzor, Burgas Bulgaria


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