two new nick hornby books: slam and juliet, naked

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 4, 2010 in My Words |

the last nick hornby book i read was in 2005: “a long way down”. i remember getting it the day it came out and reading it in one-two sittings.

nick hornby is known for books like “high fidelity”, “about a boy” and “fever pitch”, which all got turned into films.

but he just popped into my head today and i started to wonder if he had written anything new.

to my surprise, he had come out with two books since i last checked!
a novel called “slam” in 2007 and a brand new book, “juliet, naked” just three months ago. i guess it’s pretty clear i’m not exactly keeping track of the latest book releases. plus, 2007-2009 has been a crazy distracting period for me.

so i just ordered both of them in hardcover! and i’m glad “slam” is still available in hardcover even though it’s from 2007.

i have a thing about preferring to read hardcover books over the paperback format. the print is larger and easier to read and the book’s spine and cover won’t get all cracked and scratched after one reading. this habit about book quality probably started with my obsessive comicbook collecting when i was younger. i liked keeping my books in good condition and while i’m not that anal or much of a collector of things anymore, some old habits die hard.

anyway, i’m excited to do some serious catching up. it’s been too long since i read something from one of my favorite contemporary writers.

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