I ordered three novels from amazon.com recently, and the two I've read so far are total winners. Nick Hornby's latest, Juliet, Naked, the one I picked up first, was right up my alley. It's about a nerd who runs a web site devoted to a musician who used to be famous in the Eighties, but hasn't published anything in twenty years. It's about the nerd's girlfriend and their breakup. And it's about the musician and his life. And then these stories connect.
I liked this a lot. I figured I would, because I've liked all of Hornby's previous novels, but it was still a pleasant surprise to dive in and be completely engrossed.
The novel's info page on amazon.com links to an interview with Nick Hornby. He has loads of interesting things to say about the topics he writes about - well, interesting to me, anyway.
Meanwhile, I am casting the movie in my head. Oh, and speaking of movies, when I saw An Education recently, I did not realize that Hornby had written the screenplay.