Sunday, March 1, 2009

Let's Book Club!: Slam by Nick Hornby

... was a nice story, but wasn't anything special. If you have a sister who shops at big box stores, I'd buy it a used book store and give it to her. Or, alternately, if you want to scare someone you know out of an unwanted pregnancy.

Grade: B-

Up next: I'm excited to say that I got a Toronto Library card over the weekend, so, (up next) is a couple of lieberry books: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book and The Last Season by Phil Jackson.


Jesse said...

Can you please take a moment to compare it to other Nick Hornby books you may have read?

The R.O.B. said...


Its the same kind of book, same writing style/characters/conflict - that you know the protagonist is going to over come - but, unlike High Fidelity (which is the only other one I've read) it doesn't really have a great gimmick... like the top 5 thing.

Also, I can't say that I identified with a 16yr old burn out skater as much as I did with the burn out record store guy... in as far as I like music and have never been on a skateboard in my life...