Sunday, September 7, 2008


Title: Slam
Author: Nick Hornby
Penguin, 2008 (2007)

I have been a fan of Nick Hornby for quite some time, my absolute favourite being About a Boy. Therefore, I was a bit disappointed in Slam. It takes a while for the story to kick off at all, and when it does it is repetetive. Also, the timewhizzes that, now and then, throws Sam, our teenage dad-to-be hero, into the future seems a bit contrived and uncalled for. For those of you who haven't discovered Hornby yet, try something else by him and for those of you who have, skip this one.

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