Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Juliet, Naked

Yeah. Now that I have the word "naked" in the title, I'll probably get hits from pornographers from Latvia. So if that's the case, Welcome Pornographers from Latvia! I'm already enjoying your disappointment!

Anyway, those of you who love the British author Nick Hornby as much as I do will recognize this as the title of his latest novel, which I am just now reading. Finally. And while I'd heard kind of mixed things about it, I'm really enjoying it--possibly because I'm middle-aged and this book is about middle-aged regrets. The thing that makes it so interesting is that Hornby is just so witty and smart and ultimately very kind-hearted about human foibles. He's a man who writes women well, too, and his kids kind of break your heart (think ABOUT A BOY).

It feels good to read something I'm enjoying so much. After getting stalled last month on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, I feel liberated.


radagast said...

Bah! Prudish Amerikanu sieva! No pornografija?

James said...

Hornby is a great writer, and I really enjoyed this book.

link2literacy said...

radagast - you and Ann made me laugh a good hearty laugh today! Thanks for that.