About a Boy
Author: Hornby, Nick
About a Boy - Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, in 1957.His fiction explores male obsessions, crises and weaknesses. His novel, About a Boy (1998),is a story of a complex, amusing, sometimes moving, thoroughly entertaining relationship between two kids, Marcus aged twelve and Will aged thirty-six.
Single childless Will discovers the best way to meet attractive eligible women is at SPAT (Single Parents Alone Together). For this purpose, he invents a two-year-old son called Ned.What ensues is an entrance into the lives of a number of strange yet interesting people.
Riddled with witty one-liners and laugh-out-loud observations of modern life. Some Authors can make you laugh one minute and touch you the next - Nick Hornby is of the rare breed who can do both within one minute and one paragraph. A film version of this book starring Hugh Grant, premiered in 2002.
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