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Everyone's Reading Bastard

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    This is a work of short fiction about a divorcee whose wife deta

    This is a work of short fiction about a divorcee whose wife details his many shortcomings in her weekly newspaper column (titled "Bastard").

    As usual, Hornby's characters are richly rendered (warts and all) and though this finishes on what feels like a half-note, it does draw a target on a culture -- and even a news media -- which has become obsessed with oversharing.

    As a fan of short fiction, I'm thrilled to see shorter works from well-known authors published as inexpensive ebooks, though this one comes with a caveat; $1.99 isn't a lot by book standards, but I read the 20-page story in 15 minutes, so you might want to weigh the cost/benefit ratio.

    Hornby fans will like Bastard, but those new to him might want to read High Fidelity or About a Boy for a better insight into his talents.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    great characters, but short short short

    this would be a perfect first few pages for an opening novel. talk about leaving me wanting more....
    there are novels, novelettes, novelinis, this is shorter.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Faramir

    YIPPEE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Good read

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    ***

    This was a somewhat humorous story about revenge after a marriage ends. The writing was clever, and it takes less than an hour to read. My main complaint is the ending. I kept trying to turn the page to get to the ending, not realizing that I had already finished the story. Terrible ending!

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