Friday, March 18, 2011

Juliet, Naked - Nick Hornby

Just finished reading Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked. This is the second Hornby i've read.
The first one being High Fidelity, both books are music related.

The main story is this : Duncan and Annie have been together for fifteen years. He is an English teacher and music love who is obsessed with Tucker Crow, an eighties singer songwriter who gave up on his career and life all together. Annie works in a museum and has been the third wheel on Duncan's Tucker cart for a long time now. Both are kind of struggling with their personality and realize they want different things in life.

From here on everything starts spiraling out of control and Tucker Crow becomes more of a main character in the book.
Hornby has a way of filling his book with musical references that will please any music fan.
His talent for describing human behavior is quite remarkable. He makes things about every day life and human behavior seem so funny and really focuses on the interaction between two individuals.

A witty and fascinating read that kept me turning pages at a fast rate.

Must read!

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