Monday, October 05, 2009
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
I just read this book yesterday. It's a lovely mixture of romance and realism, which explores communication and celebrity in the 21st century.
I've enjoyed all of Hornby's work. High Fidelity is on my "favorite movies" list. A Long Way Down was clever and touching.
Besides providing amusement, the book fueled my anglophilia with the very English vernacular spoken by several of the characters. Here are some phrases:
--winding me up
--taking the piss
--having me on
...and so on.