Man and Boy (Harry Silver #1)
A fabulously engaging and exciting novel about a man who has to learn about life and love the hard way.
Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. And in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away.
Man and Boy is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone and, grad...more
though is beatifully written, i dont find any sense to fill up my soul after reading this book. it is just a too-easy-to-guess and happy ending story, good for the young couples.
i think it will be better if the story of the father and the son (read: man and boy) is brought up more deep ...more
I guess stories like this don't really need to be complicated to really draw readers in. In the first few chapters I was devastated when Gina and Harry break up. I actually felt pain for Harry during his tiny mid-life crisis when he sleeps with another woman. The bo ...more
Set in England you have this story of a beautiful family, Gina, Harry and their 4 year ol ...more
B+ to this one! I found this book at an airport bookstore in London, England. It was a British bestseller at the time. I was intrigued by the title. It ended up reminding me how "lucky" I have been in my life. Life is unpredictable and we must be happy no matter what it takes. There was one event in the book that TOTALLY surprised me, catching me totally offguard. That's a 'real find' in a book! This isn't a depressing book...it's a book about real-life, love and savoring ...more
This novel is about a producer, a husband and a father who made a mistake that caused him his wife. At first, I can't feel sorry for him. I just cannot find the nerve to forgive men who break their women's heart easily. They deserve to rot or work in a public high school canteen..in ...more
This was a "beach read" book for me, meaning I didn't except it to me much more than a cliched, easy reader that would be enjoyable in a mindless sort of way. But I quickly found myself totally involved in the book and the characters. Tony Parsons has taken an overdone topic and done it right. The emotions are spot on, the dialogue is believable, the plot is engaging and intriguing. My only grip is the ending which felt a bit forced but honestly it's a small thing in terms of the rest of the boo ...more
Characters: The thing is that it’s told from Harry’s point of view, which is fair enough, only he’s a man, who cheated and ends up looking after a child. I’m a girl, I haven’t cheated, and I don’t have a child. So I fou ...more
So when I saw his book, 'Man And Boy' in my local Acorns charity shop for 1 it was a no brainer. It is the best ...more
The book takes place in the late 90’s in London, England. A few months before his 30th birthday, Harry was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife named Gina, a luxurious red MGF sports car that average men dreamt of having, he was a successful TV producer and had his own Live TV show and to top it all off he had an adorable 4 year old boy named Pat. Till now everything was perfect for Harry; he had everything a man wanted. Everything changed one night when Harry unknowingl ...more
But that's how I came across Tony Parsons book Man and Boy and I'm so happy I did. A plain looking book with just shoes, a mans and boys shoes and a coupl ...more
What makes you connect instantly with the narrative is its pace and simplicity. It's a light read with a dash of humor about how a perf ...more
„Peggy, îmi pare sincer rău de colapsul căsniciei moderne. Îmi pare rău că adulții din ziua de astăzi sunt atât de absorbiți de ei înșiși și atât de proști, încât nu sunt în stare să își crească propriii copii. Îmi pare rău, Peggy, că lumea este așa cum este, rea și mizeră iar noi ne gândim la fiii și la fiicele noastre mai rar decât se gândește un bou la p ...more
I don't know. Maybe I'm just like the main man in this book. That's why I love it so much. Always the romantic. Always beating ourselves for things that we are not able to do. But always trying our best to redeem the shortcomings. Yeah, maybe that's why I love Harry.
He ain't much. I even tsked tsked at him initially for doing what he did that causes his m ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The swearing for one, Harry did not hold back. The views of Harry were impeccably similar to my own, I could relate to this character in a cynical way. The choice of words, sentences, quotes spoken by each chara ...more
Животът на Хари Силвър се разпада малко преди да стане на 30 години. Подтикнат от ранна криза на средната възраст, Хари си купува лъскав спортен автомобил и завързва афера за една нощ с колежка от работата си. Жена му разбира за изневярата и го изоставя, заминавайки за Япония, за да навакса възможностите, които е пропуснала ...more
Three generations. One stemming from another. The apples might be alike, but the orchard has changed.
With the idea coming from the man's mind, reading becomes even more gratifying. It ...more
Tony Parsons (born 6 November 1953) is a British journalist broadcaster and author. He began his career as a music journalist on the NME, writing about punk music. Later, he wrote for The Daily Telegraph, before going on to write his current column for the Daily Mirror. Parsons was for a time a regular guest on the BBC Two arts ...more