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Funny Girl av Nick Hornby
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Funny Girl (urspr publ 2015; utgåvan 2015)

av Nick Hornby (Författare)

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Set in 1960's London, this is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
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Titel:Funny Girl
Författare:Nick Hornby (Författare)
Info:Riverhead Books (2015), Edition: Unabridged, 464 pages
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Funny Girl av Nick Hornby (2015)

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With this subject matter I thought I'd love it, but it's dry and not that funny. Not sure I'll finish.

update: I did finish it, even though the girl was not funny, some of the other characters were. Or their parents were. ( )
  flemertown | Jul 10, 2021 |
Not really that great for me, although some parts were worth it. ( )
  myers3 | Dec 28, 2020 |
4.5, really. 1960s England -- groovy, baby! Hornby does a good job with a female main character, Barbara Parker, from Blackpool, who just wants to be a comic actress and idolizes Lucille Ball. Barbara, however, is gorgeous and keeeps getting pointed toward modeling and less honorable jobs. She abdicates her Miss Blackpool crown, leaves her father behind and heads to London to try to pursue her dream. She starts out as a shop girl, changes her name to Sophie Straw and thru a series of lucky mishaps (not unlike Lucy), she lands in a comedy writing office where the four men (2 writers-- Bill & Tony, a producer--Dennis and an actor -- Clive) are searching for a new TV concept, as well as a leading lady. It becomes a behind-the-scenes look at early television, women's lib, integration, pushing the envelope toward modernity, and high-brow vs. low-brow entertainment. The 5 main characters are so well portrayed with each other and in their separate narratives that the reader really begins to feel like part of their little group. Barbara/Sophie is an honest, refreshing heroine and the understated British humor makes this an easy entertaining read. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
Not his best, this one fell a little flat. But a meh Hornby book is still a decent read. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
Nick Hornby has always been what I would call a reliable author, by which I mean that I might not have loved everything he has written, but I have found some enjoyment in everything of his that I have ever read. But actually I did love this book, and think it is his best yet.

Set in the 1960s, it tells of Barbara Parker from Blackpool, who wins the title of Miss Blackpool, promptly decides she doesn’t want it, and heads off to London to realise her dream of becoming a comedienne like her heroine, Lucille Ball.

Before long, Barbara has become Sophie Straw, landed a lead role in a new, successful tv sitcom, and the world – or the UK at least – is at her feet. She becomes part of a close-knit team, with her co-star, writers and director and life is wonderful for a while. But as they grow older and wiser and real life starts to get in the way, they have to rethink just how long the show can continue.

As I mentioned above, I really enjoyed this book. I liked Sophie so much – she was quick-witted, intelligent and full of fun – and I also liked the team she worked with. The writers, Tony and Bill, both gay men at a time when homosexuality was illegal and both dealing with it in very different ways; the director Dennis, gentle, kind, cuckolded by his awful wife Edith; and co-star Clive, who should have been easy to dislike with his womanising, his unfaithfulness and his professional jealousy, but who nonetheless was charismatic and made me laugh.

Hornby weaves real people in and out of the narrative, and I liked this; the prime minister and Lucille Ball both make an appearance amongst others. The tone is light and humorous, but never superficial. I felt as though 1960s London was brought to life.

Definitely a thumbs up from me for this one – I highly recommend. ( )
  Ruth72 | Jun 29, 2020 |
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