Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spotted: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Where: N-train
Who was reading: A boy like a yearling calf, with gawky hands and a schnoz he hadn't quite grown into yet (O' the pain of adolescence!). I'd be surprised if he'd seen any woman naked, let alone Juliet.
What about the book? Love that spine. So eye-catching. Less sure about the front cover though, I thought ear-buds were used to better effect on Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
But what about the stuff inside the book? It was pretty good, I mean, not bad. Basically it's the story of a guy who's kind of getting on in years but is super-obsessed with this one band, and he drags his girlfriend along on sort of a band-related pilgrimage, etc.
If you're in the mood to read a super-over-the-top music fan novel... I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson is a lot more enjoyable.
Or if you want something that's still about music, but meatier... A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan is an excellent choice.
But sometimes, you're not in the mood for music, sometimes you're just in the mood for Nick Hornby. And if such is the case, by all means pick up Juliet, Naked


  1. Man why you gotta be recommending books by LADIES, don't you know that ONLY DUDES MAY WRITE ABOUT MUSIC + FEELINGS

  2. Oh, my mistake! I meant to say everyone should only ever read Philip Roth.