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One of the many pleasures…

Nick Hornby June 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm Books , ,

One of the many pleasures of reading Thurston Clarke’s book ‘The Last Campaign – Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America’ is the introduction it provides to RFK’s fierce moral rhetoric. How about this, from a speech he gave to twenty thousand students at the University of Kansas, right at the beginning of […]

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Spike And Co

Nick Hornby February 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm Books , ,

The best advice you will ever read about writing is to be found in Graham McCann’s terrific book ‘Spike And Co’, about the brilliant British comedy writers of the ’50s and ’60s – Johnny Speight, Galton and Simpson, Spike Milligan et al.  Milligan’s working method, according to McCann, was as follows:  “Once he had started […]

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A Bit of Bob

Nick Hornby January 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm Music , ,

As I get older, I appreciate the greatness of Bob Dylan more and more. (This, perhaps, proves that Dylan is, after all, God: my increasing respect contains an echo of the bet-hedging interest in religion that people traditionally discover in their later years. I’m scared that I’ll be met at the Pearly Gates by a […]

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Songs of the year

Nick Hornby December 22, 2007 at 3:45 pm Music

Favourite songs of the year, if anyone is interested: ‘The Underdog’ – Spoon ‘Angels On A Passing Train’ – Marah ‘$20′ – MIA The Temptation of Adam – Josh Ritter ‘Sweetie’ – Josh Rouse ‘Take Me Home’ – The Shalitas ‘Doctor Blind’ – Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton ‘Can You Please Crawl Out Your […]

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Nick Hornby December 9, 2007 at 3:45 pm Books , ,

I cannot personally recommend this interview I did with the Washington Post because I haven’t read it, but I’ve been told that it’s OK (by which, of course, I mean that it’s sympathetic, and thorough). I stopped reading anything written about me a long time ago. It wasn’t just that I was no longer interested […]

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Nick Hornby November 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm Books , , , ,

On my recent book tour in the US, I became aware of two American celebrities I’d never heard of before. One was the brilliant satirist Stephen Colbert, whose book ‘I Am America (And So Can You)’ is a huge bestseller; the other was Joel Osteen, pastor of the Lakewood super-church, where forty-seven thousand people worship […]