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About a Boy by Nick Hornby
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Feb 23, 2007

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Recommended for: Anyone who despises Hugh Grant
Read in November, 2000

I was very much prepared to hate this book for a roundabout reason. I've always had a great disdain for John Cusack, he was in High Fidelity which I continue to boycott to this bloody day, which was a book originally written by Nick Hornby. I continue to boycott the movie version of this novel for a similar disdain for Hugh Grant, but the book was halfway decent. There's an especially funny part where the kid watches the movie "Groundhog Day" with his mom who was recently released from the hospital for trying to commit suicide; and he goes ballistic when Bill Murray's character starts jumping off of buildings. Nevertheless, the book ties in Kurt Cobain's suicide into the real-time events and I think it's cheap, hacky, and bogus.
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