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
In the book I was imagining Hutchinson pursues Whitehead and tries to engage him in a homosexual love affair, despite the fact that Whitehead is not, and never has be...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
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
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
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
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
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
I enjoyed it, often finding it funny although in a much more gentle Richard Curtis sort of way, related to the era and the cultural references and...more
Harry Silver kembali melanjutkan hidup, dengan sejumput sisa ketidakpuasan -yang mungkin tak diungkapkannya secara gamblang- tapi rasanya bakal nyata di sekuel.
Bab II. And the hardest part, was letting go.
Cinta berarti tahu kapan saatnya melepas kepergian mereka yang kau cintai. Dalem. Ya. Kelelep. Sure. Kata-kata bijak yang mungkin gampang diucapkan, tapi berrrraaaaat dijalankan.
Bab I. But life goes on (with or without you).
Harry Silver. Istri cantik, anak rupawan. Karir ten...more
Easy Reading, killed the book in a couple of evenings which is why I finished it rather than throwing it out. Why was the book not for me, well first the main cahracter is a man who decides to have a min midlife crisis at thirty. Oh for gods sake says the over 45 year old. Second the wife he cheats on is a stay at home wife who states at that she hates how working mothers treat her. As a working mother I Think...more
Disini juga diceritakan bagaimana Harry yang ketahuan selingkuh oleh istrinya, harus menjadi single parent plus di pecat dari pekerjaan. Lengkap sudah penderitaannya sebagai seor...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