About a Boy
A wise, hilarious novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and A Long Way Down.
Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women - women who would not ordinarily look twice a Will - might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers - bright, attractive, available women - thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.
SPAT: Single Parents - Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn't be the first thing he'd invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for...
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It may seem hard to believe, because the movie is very good, but the book is much better. Having now enjoyed both, I think that if you want to get the true spirit of what Nick Hornby was trying to convey you should read the book, as there are some parts of this modern cult story which were omitted from the film, eg. the references to Nirvana etc..
The book was MUCH better than the movie.