Review: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

 

Title: Juliet, Naked

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Viking September 2009

Sypnosis: Annie loves Duncan — or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life.
In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they’ve got. Tucker’s been languishing (and he’s unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin — his young son, Jackson. But then there’s also the new material he’s about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album, Juliet — entitled, Juliet, Naked.
What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one’s promise.

Status: Read from October 19 to November 20, 2010

My Thoughts:

I tried to read this through three times but just couldn’t find a way to care about the characters or the story. In the end I skimmed to the finish  unable to find anything to grab my attention. Perhaps because I don’t relate with obsessive fandom, or have much sympathy for rock stars that feel like a fraud or whatever. I’ve liked other books of Hornby’s but this one just didn’t work for me.
@ Goodreads
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. TheBookGirl
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:22:01

    Interesting, as I have also had mixed responses to Hornby’s books : I have read two, one I loved (How to be Good), and one that I thought was just okay (A Long Way Down).

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