Saturday, December 12, 2009

Megan suggests: Juliet Naked

Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby

Do you think there are a lot of writers who have one good semi-autobiographical novel in them and that's it? Well, that's what I always thought about Nick Hornby. Until now. My opinion of him as a one-hit wonder has changed with his new novel, Juliet Naked. Cult musician Tucker Crowe vanished from the public eye 20 years ago. Annie lives in a small city in England with her long-time boyfriend Duncan, a self-appointed "Crowe-ologist." Annie and Tucker's lives intersect and nothing is the same afterward. Yes, it's about music and the power of music in relationships, but there's originality to the plot and interesting depth to the characters. Lots of humor too. Give it a try.


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