The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back

by Simon Carr

Paperback(Movie Tie-in Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9780307476272
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: Movie Tie-in Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Simon Carr is a writer and columnist for The Independent. He was described by Tony Blair as "the most vicious sketch writer working in Britain today." In the 1980s he helped launch The Independent, and was a speech writer for the prime minister of New Zealand from 1992 to 1994. His previous books include Sour Gripes and The Gripes of Wrath.

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The Boys Are Back (Movie Tie-in Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AdonisGuilfoyle on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Absolutely delightful. Being a rabid DVD collector over a cinema goer, when I saw the film advertised, my first reaction was to check for a release date on Amazon. The DVD was trumped, however, upon discovery of the book! Simon Carr tells, in all honesty, emotion and dry wit, of the death of his second wife Susie from cancer, leaving him as an ex-pat in New Zealand with two sons to raise (his son from his first marriage comes to live with him too). I laughed more than I snivelled at the Carr method of 'free-range' parenting ('after benign neglect, money is the next most underestimated therapy'), which sounds delightful on paper, but could very likely backfire in practice! The personal details are necessarily sad, but the struggles of a father to both control and bond with his young children are probably universal, as are Simon's musings on childhood in general.I will probably still rent or buy the DVD, but I dread to think how saccharine this story will become on film! (Clive Owen is a very attractive dad, though!)