A great book for avid readers and Hornby fans.
I say that anyone who inspires us to read, and urges us to really read what we WANT (and not what we think we SHOULD), is speaking the commendable truth.
Hornby, an incorrigible book acquirer, begins each month with the list of books bought and those actually read.
If you have never read Nick Hornby before you should. I really just love his writing style, and this is totally enjoyable.Published 4 months ago by Emileigh
I liked this second volume of Believer columns better than the first. The books were a little bit more appealing to the general public, and I look forward to reading Gilead because... Read morePublished 17 months ago by F. Camacho
The Village Voice has dropped its book review column and it's good to see that the Believer magazine is still printing a book review column and that the review collection from the... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by John Dyson
A wry book about reading books - most of which I did not know and most of which were novels. "Five Days in London" by John Lukacs, which is not a novel, is reviewed. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by Mike B
The third collection I've read of one of my favorite authors' columns about his monthly reading. Of course, Hornby is both hilarious and thought-provoking. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Kelsey May Dangelo
Maybe I'm being too harsh. Maybe I should give this three stars. I'm quite fond of Nick Hornby ("About A Boy" is one of my favorite books) but I found myself disappointed. Read morePublished on June 29, 2010 by Gwen
I always used to love NH, especially his characters, but in Housekeeping vs Dirt one gets a sense of the man himself. Read morePublished on January 19, 2008 by Benjamin Posener
This second collection of Hornby's columns picks up where "The Polysyllabic Spree" left off.
We readers are treated to another set of Hornby's thoughts on reading. Read more
I'll pretty much devour anything Nick Hornby publishes, but this book filled me with a little extra "I know just what you're talking about" glee with the features on Sarah Vowell,... Read morePublished on March 28, 2007 by S. Habein