And hes discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women through singleparent groups. A signed and limited first edition of this novel by nick hornby. With slam, hornby has finally let a book end with confidence. Sam, the narrator of nick hornbys first teenage novel, is 18, writing about when he was 16. If you are a fan of any of his previous work then you will definitely enjoy slam. Nick hornbys first novel, an international bestseller and instantly recognized by critics and readers alike as a classic, helps to explain men to women, and men to men. The books main theme is teenage pregnancy and it is written from the perspective of a. Watch the animated teaser and listen to penguin uks extended audio interview with nick. In fact, id say that good stuff had been happening pretty solidly for about six months.
The book is telling us that dave is an uneducated guy and that he is not a family guy p. Slam is a hilarious comingofage novel by bestselling author nick hornby there was this time when everything seemed to have come together. Nick hornbys internationally bestselling first novel, available as a penguin essential for the first time. Butdespite his interests in sports, biographies, and dickens our tastes have dovetailed quite a few times. Nick hornby is the only author that continues to meet my now high expectation when i read one of his books. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.
He graduated from cambridge university where he studied english. Soundcloud nick hornby interview by penguin books uk published on 20141104t12. The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of nick hornbys hilarious comingofage novel slam, read by nicholas hoult, star of the films about a boy and warm bodies, as well as channel 4s skins. Make that exgirlfriendbecause by the time she tells him shes pregnant, theyve already called it quits. He is the author of five novels, high fidelity, about a boy, how to be good, a long way down shortlisted for the whitbread award and slam. He loves to skateboard and rides the rails every chance he gets. Hornby gets his point across with the subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read independent a moving read for anyone elle nick hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, wellobserved adult novels about a boy, a long way down, juliet, naked, how to be good and high fidelity. Then, when and where you least expect it, you meet someone new. The twentieth anniversary editionas a young boy, growing up in the home counties and watching his parents marriage fall apart, nick hornby had little sense. Hornby remains a major donor to the charity and is still involved as a vice president.
Discover the bestselling books which chart the lives, loves and. Nick hornbys new novel is about popular culture, youth. Nick hornby is an english novelist, essayist and screenwriter who is best known for his novels high fidelity and about a boy, the latter of which was adapted into a film of the same name. Dave jones is the father of the main caracter sam jones. Nick hornby is the author of the internationally bestselling novels high fidelity, about a boy, a long way down, slam, juliet, naked, and funny girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right. This warm, wise, highly entertaining twentyfirst century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never. Nick hornbys brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it. Nick hornby, author, nicholas hoult, read by, read by nicholas hoult. Fifteenyearold sam is an avid skateboarder and fan of the legendary. Fans of nick hornby will recommend any other book of his as a launching pad to get to know the author. He has written numerous awardwinning screenplays for film and television including brooklyn, wild and, most recently, state of the union.
Nick hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels high fidelity, about a boy, how to be good, a long way down, slam and juliet, naked and several works of nonfiction including fever pitch, songbook and ten years in the tub, a collection of his stuff ive been reading columns from the believer. His screenplay for the film an education was nominated for an academy. High fidelity by nick hornby penguin books new zealand. Slam is a novel written by british author nick hornby, published in 2007. Nick hornby was born in redhill, surrey, england on april 17, 1957. It doesnt matter if you dont know who he is, just trust me. Nick hornbys second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. For those who dont already know, tony hawk not be confused with tony hawks. Nick hornby is the bestselling author of eight novels, including high fidelity and about a boy, and several works of nonfiction including his groundbreaking debut, fever pitch. Nick hornby has 79 books on goodreads with 968685 ratings. I know what youve been reading for the last ten years, so id say were more than acquaintances now and i dont browse similar sections in the bookstore. High fidelity by nick hornby, a long way down by nick hornby, about a boy by nick hornby, how to be good by nick hornby, slam.
Theres only one person sam can turn tohis hero, skating legend tony hawk. Stream nick hornby interview by penguin books uk from desktop or your mobile device. In fact, he even has a poster of tony in his bedroom and talks to it sometimes. More information about this seller contact this seller 30. The good news about nick hornbys first young adult novel, slam, is that its not so different from indeed, it can be read right alongside the rest of his sly and laidback. Slam by hornby, nick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The book s main theme is teenage pregnancy and it is written from the perspective of a teenager, sam. Like the years it seeks to dramatise, teenage fiction is rife with uncertainty. There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. Nick hornby interview by penguin books uk free listening. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of about a boy by nick hornby, read by stephen mangan. Fever pitch, which won the william hill sports book of the year award in 1992. Sam believes the answers to lifes hurdles can be found in hawks.