Praise for Funny Girl
"As befits a novel about a popular sitcom, this novel packs in lots of laughs, but it's also got more heft than Mr. Hornby's readers may expect." --The New York Times
"A smart comic novel that... induces binge-reading that's the literary equivalent of polishing off an entire television series in one weekend." --NPR
"Engaging...Hornby's fictionalized evocation of the era is spot-on." --Entertainment Weekly
"Funny and fast moving, perceptive and sharp." --Los Angeles Times
"At its best moments, Hornby's novel shows precisely the same quality [as the best television comedy]." - The Boston Globe
"Hornby's fluency in script-like breeziness and crisp banter makes Funny Girl
a pleasurable read. So does page after page of perfectly timed and delivered humor, the subtle and understated kind, that starts with the first line." - USA Today
"[Hornby's] most ambitious novel to date... he makes the reader care for his characters as much as he does."--Starred Kirkus Review
"[A] light, fond, funny tale by the author of About a Boy
...[a] fizzy delight about the likable oddballs who populate showbiz." --People
"Theera and the theme (surfing the crest of a revolution, then getting dumped in its wake) are pure Mad Men
, but the pulpy warmth and sprightly dialogue are classic Hornby." --Vulture
"Beautifully captures the thrill of youthful success and of discovering your own talent." --Daily Telegraph
"Funny Girl may be read as Hornby's latest defence of popular entertainment against high-culture elitism. Funny Girl makes his case for him eloquently and entertainingly ... both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful." --Spectator
"I loved this hymn to the 1960s, their infinite creative possibilities." --Scotsman
"Endearing, humorous and touching. Hugely enjoyable." --Sunday Mirror
..".As with any Hornby book, you'll close [Funny Girl
] thinking it's his best." --Metro
"Hornby has transplanted us into an era where funny was also controversial. He allows us to see beyond the actors, but to the creation as a whole--the lives on screen as well as those off." --Books & Whatnot
"A sweet sojourn to 1960s London... [Hornby] has a knack for crackling dialogue and well-defined characters." --The Associated Press
] fits squarely in Hornby's tradition of offering quality entertainment that respects readers' intelligence without making novels feel like homework. Consider it comfort food, prepared by a master." --Christian Science Monitor
"Fast, funny, and real." -Lev Grossman for TIME
"[FUNNY GIRL] skips effortlessly like a stone skimmed across the water... it's hard to put down." -Newsweek
Reseña del editor
A brilliant novel from the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down.
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
From the Hardcover edition.
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