Friday, August 13, 2010

The Family Man

The Family ManThe Family Man by Elinor Lipman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Perfect summer light read. The main characters are a delight, the plot was fun, and everything wrapped up nicely.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

High Fidelity

High FidelityHigh Fidelity by Nick Hornby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Top 5 reasons I loved this book:

1) It made me smile every other page and at least every 5 pages made me laugh out loud. In public.
2)It shows that given the right author, you can write about pop culture of the day and still be timeless.
3)It gave me hope that something actually goes on in the male brain. When all the boys and men in my life answer "Nothing" to the question "What are you thinking?" you begin to believe it is true. At least something is going on in the mind of Nick Hornby's Rob Flemming, and it is eerily similar to the stuff that goes on in my brain.
4)It seconds the fact that the best music happened in the '80's.
5)The movie version stars John Cusack and anything remotely connected to John Cusack is cool.

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