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'''''Funny Girl''''' is a novel written by [[Nick Hornby]] and published on 2014-11-06.
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[[Image:Funny Girl - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|thumb|256x256px|1st edition US hardcover.]]
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'''''Funny Girl''''' is a novel written by [[Nick Hornby]] and published on 2014-11-06. The story takes place in the 1960s, and is about a woman named Barbara living in Blackpool, England. She adores Lucille Ball and longs to be a television comedian, but, because she looks like a bikini model, her dream is not taken seriously. In her attempt to enter stardom, she meets two radio program writers she admires working on a new show about marriage troubles, which is odd, because they're both gay.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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==Review==
 
==Review==
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
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* There are several laugh-out-loud passages.
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* It's interesting to learn about the difficulties that gay men faced in 1960s England when it was still illegal to be gay.
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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*
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
* "You've got the bosom, the waist, the hair, the legs, the eyes . . . If I thought that murdering you with a meat cleaver, this minute, would get me half what you've got, I'd slice you up with out a second's though and watch you bleed to death like a stuck pig." "Thank you," said Barbara.
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* "You've got the bosom, the waist, the hair, the legs, the eyes . . . If I thought that murdering you with a meat cleaver, this minute, would get me half what you've got, I'd slice you up with out a second's thought and watch you bleed to death like a stuck pig." "Thank you," said Barbara.
 
* She wasn't the sort of catch one could take home and show off to people; she was the sort of catch that drags the angler off the end of the pier and pulls him out to sea before tearing him to pieces as he's drowning.
 
* She wasn't the sort of catch one could take home and show off to people; she was the sort of catch that drags the angler off the end of the pier and pulls him out to sea before tearing him to pieces as he's drowning.
 
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 09:23, 13 July 2018

1st edition US hardcover.

Funny Girl is a novel written by Nick Hornby and published on 2014-11-06. The story takes place in the 1960s, and is about a woman named Barbara living in Blackpool, England. She adores Lucille Ball and longs to be a television comedian, but, because she looks like a bikini model, her dream is not taken seriously. In her attempt to enter stardom, she meets two radio program writers she admires working on a new show about marriage troubles, which is odd, because they're both gay.

Status

I own a first edition US hardcover.

Review

Good

  • There are several laugh-out-loud passages.
  • It's interesting to learn about the difficulties that gay men faced in 1960s England when it was still illegal to be gay.

Bad

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Quotes

  • "You've got the bosom, the waist, the hair, the legs, the eyes . . . If I thought that murdering you with a meat cleaver, this minute, would get me half what you've got, I'd slice you up with out a second's thought and watch you bleed to death like a stuck pig." "Thank you," said Barbara.
  • She wasn't the sort of catch one could take home and show off to people; she was the sort of catch that drags the angler off the end of the pier and pulls him out to sea before tearing him to pieces as he's drowning.

Links