About a Boy

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1st edition UK hardcover.

About a Boy is a novel written by Nick Hornby and published on 1998-08-01. The story is set in London in 1993, and is about a self-absorbed man named Will who, in an effort to find women eager to sleep with him, pretends to be a single father. He ends up meeting a strange boy named Marcus who is trying to find a new father for his single mother. The book was also made into a movie in 2002 and a TV series in 2014.




  • The book is fantastic. I didn't want to ever put it down. It deals with serious issues like divorce, bullying, and suicide, but still manages to be funny and exciting.


  • Fiona seems to forgive Will's lies a bit too easily.


  • Nothing.