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How to be Good
by Nick Hornby | Literature & Fiction
Registered by suedo of Spennymoor, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, May 07, 2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by wilksie): travelling


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by suedo from Spennymoor, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, May 07, 2006

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Pre-numbered label used for registration. This one came from the kind lady in Darlington. Going on mount TBR. 


Journal Entry 2 by suedo from Spennymoor, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, July 31, 2006

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Decide not to bother with this one, TBR has to shrink somehow. 


Journal Entry 3 by suedo from Spennymoor, County Durham United Kingdom on Saturday, August 05, 2006

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sending to the BCUK summer sweepstakes winner 


Journal Entry 4 by wilksie from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

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Arrived this morning, thank you very much Suedo.
I have recently discovered Nick Hornby and haven't read this one so it's going onto my rapidly growing Mt TBR.
Thanks again :-) 


Journal Entry 5 by wilksie from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 28, 2006

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this. It was very readable, very funny and also very sad. I must admit that I also enjoyed hating the characters. The husband was a bad-tempered bully with no insight into the feelings of others, Good News was hateful and the narrator was an absolute doormat of a wife. I kept screaming at her to leave him, leave him, nothing is ever going to get better but she wouldn’t.
Hornby’s books all seem to be about depression (usually about personal non-achievement) and the solutions offered always seem to involve increasing one’s social circle by
1. Getting back with your girlfriend (High Fidelity),
2. Getting a family (About a Boy)
3. Getting a group of friends (A Long Way Down)
4. Keeping your family together (this book).
I’m still not quite sure what to think of this one. It was witty and humorous throughout and like the other Hornby books I have read it seemed about to end on a positive and hopeful note. But then, in the last sentence, this book ends in utter bleakness and despair. That last sentence makes it unforgettable.
 


Journal Entry 6 by wilksie from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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This book has been sitting on my bookshelves for a while so I'm donating it to a charity collection to raise money for Diabetes UK.
Suedo, if you have any objections to a bookcrossing book being used like this, then please let me know in the next few days and I will pass it on some other way. 




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