February 19, 2003 in Books

How To Be Good

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Last night on the way home from getting my hair done, I finished reading How to Be Good by Nick Hornby on the bus. I had such high expectations for the book but I ended up totally hating it. At one point, I didn’t even want to finish. But for the fact that it was required reading for my book club, I probably would have cast it aside. I simply got tired of the main character Kate (a doctor, wife and mother), complain about her awful marriage, kids, patients, husband’s spiritual healer, etc. Hornby may be funny and clever in his other books (High Fidelity, About A Boy, etc), but I found this book almost unbearable.

One Comment

  1. February 20, 2003 at 7:30 pm


    Damn you! This book has been in my to be read stack for a while. I don’t remember how it got there. Maybe “Esquire” gave it a positive review.

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