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
Whole book I was waiting for main character to realize his mistake, that sleeping with another woman besides his wife, EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT, is WRONG. That's the only reason I kept reading. But my waiting didn't pay off. Through whole book I was reading Harry's wining how life is unfair, how everyone is talking to him that he is hopeless romantic (wtf???), how he is the victim that wife left him. He also didn't tell ...more
Ưm cái này thì tư duy rặt phương tây, hài hước, thẳng thắn, lý trí, tỉnh táo. Có nhiều suy nghĩ rất sâu sắc về cuộc đời, về khoảng cách thế hệ ...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
Câu chuyện kể về cặp vợ chồng cưới sớm, rồi ly hôn vì một lý do khá củ chuối. Nhưng mình nghĩ đó cũng không hẳn là một câu chuyện buồn khi mà từ đó Harry đã học được cách trở thành một ông bố tốt, một đạo diễn tài, một người con có hiếu và quan trọng nhất là anh đã tìm được một người "có cái miệng vừa khít với anh theo kiểu không một cái miệng nào đã từng, vừa vặn một cách h ...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
Meet Harry, happily married with a little boy and a good job. He cheats on his wife and she leaves him and also his contract isn't renewed at work. His wife is very upset as she gave up her dream to go to Tokyo to be with Harry and decides that she's going to go as a result. She leaves their son behind and Harry now has to be a parent to his son, a job that took h ...more
Although very nicely written in many ways, the irrefutable fact that cheating on your wife is undoubtedly a GRAVE folly, cannot be disregarded. Unfortunately, this is what has been done in this book. The story didn't exactly go by the title, the focus was on a lot of other elements, actually. Plus, just some things that didn't make sense.
I really liked the writing style and some ideas/images were presented beautifully by the author, but the plot was disappointing. Some important thing ...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
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 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
Tình yêu: 7 năm, 4 tháng, 6 tháng, mãi mãi…Mọi thứ đều có thể thay đổi, chẳng ai có thể đảm bảo cho một trường đoạn mãi mãi ngay cả một đám cưới. Chúng ta liệu muốn nó như thế nào mà thôi.
book was good but why do endings of these novels have to be so 'the right thing to do'? why didn't he show that bitch and take her son so she can be the one for the weekends? men deserve kids as much as women and that should've been shown at the end as well.
But what makes this book special to the point of being translated into thirty languages? A lo ...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