Funny Girl is the story of a popular 1960s tv comedy series. The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, who each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, who loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, who feels he's destined for better things. And most of all Sophie Straw, once Barbara Parker, Miss Blackpool 1964, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life because she just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fame.
Nick Hornby's new novel is about popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and teamwork. It offers a wonderfully captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and creativity, and of a period when both were suddenly allowed to flourish.
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Von vanessa Am hilfreichsten 13.01.2015
Buch war Ok, nix besonderes, super Sprecher
Das Buch hat mich etwas enttäuschst, es war nett, aber weder sehr spannend noch sehr tiefgründig. Der Sprecher hingegen war super: kein lautes Atmen oder Schmatzen, gute Betonung.
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Von Chrystyna K. Lucyk Am hilfreichsten 28.11.2017
started off with a bang, ended long-winded
Fielding saved this "script". Fabulous performance. But the point of the storyline?? Towards the end, felt like Hornby had a word count to reach. Various narratives were inconsistent. Sophie/Barbara way too sweet and good for everyone else. Too little conflict for her. Great dialogues with loads of wit, but not enough to carry an entire novel. If that's what this was...