About a Boy

by Nick Hornby | Humor |
ISBN: 1573229571 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Vanigliacocco of Brescia, Lombardia Italy on 3/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Vanigliacocco from Brescia, Lombardia Italy on Friday, March 14, 2008

Agrace USA .prefUs
KatFinnegan USA
Vekiki UK .everyw
Spy-thereSwitzerland .perfeur

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Journal Entry 2 by nevesottile from Cava de' Tirreni, Campania Italy on Wednesday, April 2, 2008
arrivato oggi!!! e iniziato anche :D :D :D

Journal Entry 3 by nevesottile from Cava de' Tirreni, Campania Italy on Monday, May 5, 2008
finito oggi... mi ha fatto compagnia quasi tutte le notti prima di addormentarmi... un bel libro che mi ha sorpreso e conquistato!!!
parte domani per poyel :)

Journal Entry 4 by Poyel from Parma, Emilia Romagna Italy on Friday, May 9, 2008
Appena arrivato.

Journal Entry 5 by Poyel from Parma, Emilia Romagna Italy on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Un gran bel libro.
Uno dei migliori di Hornby, decisamente. Mi ha conquistato l'ironia e, soprattutto, la caratterizzazione dei personaggi.
Personaggi a tutti tondo, particolari, ma assolutamente inseriti nel mondo. Ho adorato seguire i loro pensieri, le loro riflessioni durante lo svolgersi della storia.
Il personaggio di Marcus conquista. Soprattutto all'inizio, così intelligente, ma perso in quel mondo degli adulti che non riesce a comprendere e lontano dal mondo degli adolescenti "normali". Mi ha ricordato, alla lontana, le tristi figure di TIm Burton, escluse da tutti, speciali e tristi nel loro essere uniche.
Ho seguito con piacere le bugie e le verità che si intrecciano in questo libro, così come si intrecciano le vite dei protagonisti.
Un bel libro sull'essere soli anche in mezzo agli altri e sull'imparare ad avere qualcuno anche quando, apparentemente, si è da soli.

Journal Entry 6 by katets from Biella, Piemonte Italy on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Arrivato ieri!!! Ragazzi ci provo, a leggere in questa lingua! I primi 2 capitoli sono filati lisci e promette bene! Ciao ciao

Journal Entry 7 by katets from Biella, Piemonte Italy on Monday, August 25, 2008
ce ne ho messo di tempo, ragazzi!!! Lettura molto molto piacevole, anche se parecchio faticosa per il mio scarso vocabolario in lingua inglese..
L'ho spedito stamattina alla volta di Martjxox, spero che faccia buon viaggio, ciao ciao

Journal Entry 8 by Martjxox from Perugia, Umbria Italy on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
ricevuto oggi!!!! In coda ad un altro ring! Grazie!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry 9 by Martjxox from Perugia, Umbria Italy on Sunday, September 28, 2008
Letto in un fine settimana! Un libro scorrevole e piacevole da leggere! Poi per me che non ho mai visto il film (!) è stata una lettura interessante e divertente! Marcus mi ha conquistata fin dalle prime pagine! E Will... beh, ce ne sono così tanti di Will in giro, ma non tutti hanno la fortuna di trovare un Marcus che li faccia crescere... Sono felice che il ring possa proseguire verso mete internazionali! :-)

parte domani per l'Olanda!

Journal Entry 10 by justmesam from Hoorn, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 24, 2008
Received it!

Journal Entry 11 by justmesam from Hoorn, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
30-12-2008: PMíng the next BookCrosser so I can send it.

Journal Entry 12 by Agrace from Frisco, Texas USA on Thursday, February 5, 2009
thanks for sending this my way!

Journal Entry 13 by Agrace from Frisco, Texas USA on Saturday, February 7, 2009
About a boy is about relationships, about emotions, about support, about "the point", about expectations, about truth v. lies and mostly, I think, about growing up. It's a coming-of-age story where all the characters, not just the twelve-year-old do a lot of growing up.

I sent a PM to the next participant and will mail the book soon.

Thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 14 by KatFinnegan from Crystal Lake, Illinois USA on Thursday, February 19, 2009
Thanks Agrace, just received this. I will pm Vekiki for her addres. Will read w/i the next week and send it on. I have been looking forward to this.

Journal Entry 15 by KatFinnegan from Crystal Lake, Illinois USA on Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thanks Nevesottile for starting this ring. I was a bookring virgin, so I might not have done everything properly. But I read it and enjoyed it. To me, it was about truth, and learning what is true at all ages - be it man or boy. It was nice the movie stayed true to the book (or at least what I remember of the movie). It's on it's way to Vekiki. I hope you enjoy it also.

Journal Entry 16 by Vekiki from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, April 12, 2009
Recieved in the post yesterday... thanks very much, looking forward to it as I love the film!

Journal Entry 17 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, June 5, 2009
Arrivato ieri, grazie Vekiki! And the book looks as it would be in need of a new envelope ... I probably should fix it before reading ;)

Journal Entry 18 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Hornby must be a true family-man. Domestic aeras and relationships (suicide included) seem to be his preferred issues. He is extremely good at mixing people together who come from completely different worlds and would have nothing to do with each other in real life. In his novels however the author maintains a special microclimate where the oddest connections come true ...

The story About a Boy is actually about two boys: an aging bachelor (tyrranized and spellbound by his coolness, by codes of style and sex) and a lonely, bespectacled and ever bullied teen (as uncool a 13 years old can get). But then the microclimate! In the the stony soil of his heart the elder boy all of a sudden detects growing feelings and blooming emotions. Within the other boy a tiny seed of self-confidence promptly starts to germinate and develops splendidly. ... at the happy end everybody will be a bit wiser and more balanced.

Although Hornby deals with dramatic and emotional stuff as divorce, suicide, fatherless children - he writes as always in a funny, quirky style, his trademark-humor. It's a nice and cheerful book, true and endearing. Some call it a male answer to feminist literature, fair enough. It also contains a cosy, fluffy message: Nobody is an island, everybody needs friends and a family. I doubt that an inveterate singleton like me would ever agree about the latter ;) At the other hand ... I am only one woman. Maybe men do yearn for family and safety all the time?

Journal Entry 19 by Vanigliacocco from Brescia, Lombardia Italy on Thursday, September 24, 2009
After a long trip it comes back home.

I don't think is a masterpiece but it's quite amusing, optimistic with a touch of cynicism that I always loved, but as spy-there wrote is a "male-book" and maybe it's for that reason that I make difficult to apreciate it complitly.

I think that some things are not casual so I will donate it to a person that loved the movie and I'm quite sure won't read the book...anyway.
This book must travel!
It's a pity for the wonderful picture of Hugh!

Thank for all the partecipant, I've never had a ring that travell so far.

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