From the best-selling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel.
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingnue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
Editors Select, February 2015 - Nick Hornby can do no wrong for me. I loved High Fidelity and About a Boy (yes, the books and the movies), and his "Stuff I’ve Been Reading" column from The Believer inspires me to add more books to my wish list. That’s why I’m super excited for Funny Girl, Hornby’s first novel since 2009. It’s set in 1960’s London – which I’d love to visit if only my time machine would let me – and takes a close look at the emerging pop culture and one young woman’s rise to fame. Emma Fielding seems perfectly matched to play the intrepid Sophie, and it’ll be interesting to see if Hornby’s writing style has changed since he’s been working on screenplays between novels. (Fun fact: Hornby wrote the screenplays for An Education, Wild, and Brooklyn, the upcoming adaption of Colm Toibin’s novel.) Diana, Audible Editor
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Fab first 9 hrs. so can forgive the last 1.3 hrs.
Brilliantly written and read
- Joe Stanley