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Slam - Nick Hornby

Slam

By: Nick Hornby

Paperback | 7 October 2008

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The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend-make that ex-girlfriend- Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby's poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

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Industry Reviews
With Sam, Hornby has given us another of his perfectly imperfect male characters Sparkling. Chicago Sun-Times We want to hear whatever this kid has got to say the whole scary, hilarious story. Hornby just makes it look easy. The Washington Post" "With Sam, Hornby has given us another of his perfectly imperfect male characters... Sparkling." --"Chicago Sun-Times" "We want to hear whatever this kid has got to say--the whole scary, hilarious story.... Hornby just makes it look easy." --"The Washington Post" ?Hornby's witty, gentle genius shines through.? ?"USA Today"?With Sam, Hornby has given us another of his perfectly imperfect male characters...Sparkling.? ?"Chicago Sun-Times"?By turns funny and heartbreaking.? ?"Seattle Times" ?Hornby is a poet of the everyday, the ordinary.? ?"The Guardian" ?We want to hear whatever [Sam] has got to say?the whole scary, hilarious story.? ?"Washington Post" ?Offers wry insights into the male psyche, making this book a good bet for Hornby fans, no matter their age.? ?"Miami Herald" ?Hornby truthfully dissects the male psyche.? ?"Entertainment Weekly" aHornbyas witty, gentle genius shines through.a a"USA Today" aWith Sam, Hornby has given us another of his perfectly imperfect male characters...Sparkling.a a"Chicago Sun-Times" aBy turns funny and heartbreaking.a a"Seattle Times" aHornby is a poet of the everyday, the ordinary.a a"The Guardian" aWe want to hear whatever [Sam] has got to sayathe whole scary, hilarious story.a a"Washington Post" aOffers wry insights into the male psyche, making this book a good bet for Hornby fans, no matter their age.a a"Miami Herald" aHornby truthfully dissects the male psyche.a a"Entertainment Weekly"