"Hornby is a champion of the book, of reading, of the pleasure of a smart literary experience. He has a quality desperately needed in these times: intelligent enthusiasm."
The New Republic
"A witty and illuminating blueprint to the habits and how-to’s of reading good books well."
"[Nick Hornby] has a knack for creating appealingly irresolute characters and is a genial guy with excellent taste and a smart, irreverent sense of humor."
"...this book is much more than funny. He understands writers and what they are trying to do. This book crackles with insight."Star Tribune
"A wonderfully eclectic to-read list, Hornby reminds everyone how important it is to revel in the written word."Publishers Weekly
"Hornby is an entertainingly unpretentious critic; any reader would come away with a handful of book recommendations they’d be eager to check out."Kirkus