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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.
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By Dixie on 02-24-15
Wish I had a 2.5 star option
What did you like best about Funny Girl? What did you like least?
Started off fine, but didn't sustain my interest. Not sure why. Probably because I never really believed in the title character.
Would you recommend Funny Girl to your friends? Why or why not?
Did Funny Girl inspire you to do anything?
Go back to my library and look for something else to listen to.
Any additional comments?
From the decriptions it sounded like I would enjoy it. Listened to it on a road trip, but after about 5 hours I realized I just wasn't enjoying it. Possibly because the title character didn't seem real enough to care about, but wasn't out there enough to seem satirical.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Amy on 03-12-15
Boring, uninteresting characters
I really didn't enjoy this, but it was short enough for me to push through. The characters were bland, at best. There was no transformation, which is what I expect from his characters...from any characters really.
The performance was fine, I enjoyed the narrators voice very much, actually.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful