Sunday, May 25, 2014

Not A Star - Nick Hornby

Having recently explained my views on short stories, just to prove my point, I went on and read another one.

Just as Munro is always Munro, though, Hornby is also true to his own self : Sheer genius in depicting everyday protagonists grappling with rather prosaic plights, always carefully avoiding the easy way out. 
(My son is only ten, so hopefully no porn film starring him exhibiting an exceptionally over-sized prick is due to surface anytime soon, but you see what sort of situation I am referring to...)

Where Munro is poetic, Hornby is a lot less so, but then compensates for his elementary style in his ever so deliciously British sense of humour.

 

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