Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
My review: 4 of 5 stars
When I want a good laugh and some quirky characters, I often turn to Nick Hornby. He hasn’t disappointed me yet. Juliet, Naked was not one of my favorites, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Hornby has a funny sense of the absurd which comes across well in his stories. Juliet, Naked featured quirky, entertaining characters who were obsessed with a certain musician and a certain record. The imagery and metaphors were even humorous. Sometimes I was laughing so hard I couldn’t see the words anymore for the tears in my eyes. I felt so-so about the ending, but it was a fun read overall. Recommended if you want a light-hearted, hilarious read.
“…people who are quite content don’t have a rubbish life…” (p. 139).
“It was hopeless, life, really. It was set up all wrong” (p. 145).
“…the trick to doing nothing…was not to think while you were doing it” (p. 162).