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How Boys See Girls

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Bix has it all: a failed marriage, a faltering career as a speechwriter, a drinking problem (not to mention the pills) and a wayward eye for the women. The last thing he needs is trouble named Holly, which is, of course, exactly what he gets -- briefly. His only assets are his daughter Zoey and an excruciating (and excruciatingly funny) sense of who he is, which becomes hi ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published September 27th 1992 by Vintage Canada (first published 1991)
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Sep 26, 2013 Carol. rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: oink, oink

Okay, that's just ironic--my new favorite author David Gilmour, who has such flattering things to say about women
wrote a book about how boys see girls.

Oh, I think we know.

His "blame-the-interviewer" and "blame me talking French to someone else at the same time" apology doesn't help his case.

Sep 26, 2013 Miriam added it
Shelves: tenebris

How do boys see girls? They're not worth reading. Like Chinese and homosexuals and Canadians who aren't David Gilmour. At least the gays are funny with their self-absorption and Proust.
This is probably my favorite book...
Jun 20, 2013 Angela rated it it was amazing
When I die, I will be remembered for how much I loved this book. Please bury me with it.
Aug 01, 2011 Alieda rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Canadian master author David Gilmour (winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award for his brilliant novel, A Perfect Night to Go to China) , delivers sharp, precise prose in a story as heartbreaking as it is funny. The novel's deliciously loathsome antihero, Bix, is a divorced, middle-aged, oversexed womanizer with a drinking problem, a soul-crushing job, and no game. However, Bix's unself-conscious, self-indulgent honesty makes him frighteningly compelling: he's a bad person, but he's genuine. ...more
Jul 22, 2010 Jessi rated it liked it
I really, really disliked this book for the first 30 or so pages but it was one of few I had with me to read on a flight so I went with it. It ended up being okay. I think it was the first person not quite stream-of-consciousness that bugged me. Eventually, I grew to tolerate the narrator though, because he is a twat, I never really liked him. Basically, the whole book is a 40-something year old man who is obsessed with (what I assume is) a 20-something year old girl.
Oct 08, 2011 Craig rated it really liked it
Shelves: can-lit
The title should read: How Alcoholic Middle-Aged Men See Attractive Women Half Their Age. The main character is a degenerate that you are somehow compelled to wish good things for. Similar to David Duchovny's character on Californication only more focused and obsessed with one girl.
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David Gilmour is a novelist who has earned critical praise from literary figures as diverse as William Burroughs and Northrop Frye, and from publications as different as the New York Times to People magazine. The author of six novels, he also hosted the award-winning Gilmour
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