The ​Complete Polysyllabic Spree (Stuff I've Been Reading 1–2.) 7 csillagozás

Nick Hornby: The Complete Polysyllabic Spree Nick Hornby: The Complete Polysyllabic Spree Nick Hornby: The Complete Polysyllabic Spree

The Polysyllabic Spree collects a year's worth of Hornby’s riotous and informative „Stuff I’ve Been Reading” columns from the Believer, in which Hornby lists the books he’s read, along with what he bought and may one day read. He ably explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, and sports-related exposés. And if he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favor of an Arsenal soccer match, then all is not lost. His warm and riotous writing, full of all the joy and surprise and despair that books bring him, reveals why we still read, even when there's soccer on TV, a pram in the hall, and a good band playing at our local bar.
All proceeds from the book will be split between 826NYC, a writing center in Brooklyn offering free classes to students between the ages of 8 and 18, and Treehouse, a London-based charity for kids with autism.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2004

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Penguin, London, 2015
288 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780241969854
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Penguin, London, 2015
288 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780241969885
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Penguin, London, 2007
288 oldal · ASIN: B002RI9FRM

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Enciklopédia 5


Kedvencelte 2

Várólistára tette 3

Kívánságlistára tette 2


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And anyway, reading for enjoyment is what we should all be doing. I don't mean we should all be reading chick lit or thrillers (although if that's what you want to read, it's fine by me, because here's something no one else will tell you: if you don't read the classics, or the novel that won this year's Booker Prize, then nothing bad will happen to you; more importantly, nothing good will happen to you if you do); I simply mean that turning pages should not be like walking through thick mud. The whole purpose of books is that we read them, and if you find you can't, it might not be your inadequacy that's to blame. 'Good' books can be pretty awful sometimes.

7-8. oldal, Introduction

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(Hey, great idea: if you have kids, give your partner reading vouchers next Christmas. Each voucher entitles the bearer to two hours' reading time while the kids are awake. It might look like a cheapskate present, but parents will appreciate that it costs more in real terms than a Lamborghini.)

56. oldal, March 2004

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A couple of months ago, I became depressed by the realization that I’d forgotten pretty much everything I’ve ever read. I have, however, bounced back: I am now cheered by the realization that if I’ve forgotten everything I’ve ever read then I can read some of my favorite books again as if for the first time.

41. oldal, December 2003 / January 2004

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I'm sure that a biography of Tolkien would reveal that The Lord of the Rings was autobiographical, too – that Tolkien actually fell down a hole and found a place called Central Earth, where there were a whole bunch of Hobbits.

121. oldal, October 2004

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: J. R. R. Tolkien
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I don’t want anyone writing in to point out that I spend too much money on books, many of which I will never read. I know that already. I certainly intend to read all of them, more or less. My intentions are good. Anyway, it’s my money. And I’ll bet you do it too.

September 2003

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I would never attempt to dissuade anyone from reading a book. But please, if you're reading a book that's killing you, put it down and read something else, just as you would reach for the remote if you weren't enjoying a TV programme.

6. oldal, Introduction

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(…) all the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at disposal.

123. oldal, October 2004

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Being a reader is sort of like being president, except reading involves fewer state dinners, usually. You have this agenda you want to get through, but you get distracted by life events, e.g., books arriving in the mail/World War III, and you are temporarily deflected from your chosen path.

61. oldal, March 2004

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The young Flaubert wasn't very rock and roll.

59. oldal, March 2004

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(…) and if I never went to a bookshop again, how long were those several hundred books going to last me? Nine or ten years at the most.

102. oldal, August 2004


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