The Complete Polysyllabic Spree

Nick Hornby – author of the bestsellers About a Boy and Fever Pitch – takes us on a literary journey of the books he bought, the books he read and his thoughts on reading in the perceptive and wickedly funny The Complete Polysyllabic Spree – The Diary of an Occasionally Exasperated but Ever Hopeful Reader.

This is not a book of reviews. This not a book that sneers at other books. This is a book about reading – about enjoying books wherever and however you find them.

Nick Hornby is first and foremost a reader and he approaches books like the rest of us: hoping to pick up one he can’t put down. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree is a diary of sorts, charting his reading life over two years. It is a celebration of why we read – its pleasures, its disappointments and its surprises. And above all, it is for you – the ever hopeful reader.

The Complete Polysyllabic Spree is published by Penguin in the UK and is available in America in the McSweeney’s editions of The Polysyllabic Spree and House-Keeping vs. the Dirt.

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