Otherwise Pandemonium / Not a Star




      Otherwise Pandemonium / Not a Star
Otherwise Pandemonium features two Nick Hornby stories, both packed with the trademark wit and poignancy that have made him one of the UK s most popular writers The first one was previously published in McSweeney s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales Penguin, 2004 , the second one was written specially for this volume. Download Otherwise Pandemonium / Not a Star – heartforum.co.uk

Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel He is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E M Forster Award and the winner of the 2003 Orange Word International Writers London Award Among his many other honors and awards, four of his titles have been named New York Times Notable Books A film written by Hornby, An Education shown at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim was the lead movie at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival and distributed by Sony that fall That same September, the author published his latest novel, Juliet, Naked to wide acclaim Hornby lives in North London.

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Otherwise Pandemonium / Not a Star
  • Nick Hornby
  • English
  • 27 November 2017
  • 0141022515

10 thoughts on “ Otherwise Pandemonium / Not a Star

  1. John says:

    A short, light read by way of a change and I haven t read Nick Hornby for a while.The first story concerns a boy s first time and his life as a frustrated frustrating 15 year old He makes an unexpected discovery which involves his newly acquired video recorder which will eventually lead to the first time But...

  2. Christopher Febles says:

    Ok I sort of cheated Really short book that I killed in a day But it s an author I like Cool stories Needed this one to complete my goodreads goal and I m still about 300 pages away from finishing the Follett book

  3. Spencer Fancutt says:

    Nice little short stories, the second of which is by far the better of the two an amusing take on a family finding out about the son s job as a porn star A quick read for an idle half hour.

  4. Laila says:

    I m a fan of Nick Hornby s I think he s a genius when it comes to dialogue and he is a keen observer of the smaller,intimate part of the human condition He doesn t do literary grandstanding, he makes you laugh and cry and full of feelings and I think his quality is generally underrated.But these two stories were a big strange The first one is about a woman who finds out that her middle of the road son stars in porn movies because he has a ginormous cock, and the whole thing leads her to I m a fan of Nick Hornby s I think he s a genius when it comes to dialogue and he is a keen observer of the smaller,intimate part of the human condition He doesn t do literary grandstanding, he makes you laugh and cry and full of feelings and I think his quality is generally underrated.But these two stories were a big strange The first one is about a woman who finds out that her middle of the road son stars in porn movies because he has a ginormous cock, and the whole thing leads her to a sweet little epiphany about her life This one had an amazing beginning It s very funny I think it trickled off a bit towards the end though.The second one reminded me a lot of Slam , the same teenage boy voice who is so much smarter t...

  5. Tima says:

    I m bias and will 100% admit that I have a huge literary hard on for Nick Hornby.That being said, I usually don t read many short story collections This short book has 2 stories The first one is his typical somewhat awkward humorous and the second is totally different than anything I ve read by him.I thought I d loathe it, the first few pages of the story were very..annoying Scattered Not due to bad writing but due t...

  6. Vartika Rastogi says:

    This volume contains two Nick Hornby stories connected by the VCR that s common to both of them through these two short sketch tales, Hornby perhaps seeks to illustrate the common modern experience of the screen The stories are also fundamentally about sex, which is as pervasive a power in our times as the telecast.In the first story,Otherwise Pandemonium,Hornby creates what seems to be a parody of Genre Fiction but is probably not This story first appeared in theMcSweeney s Mammoth Tre This volume contains two Nick Hornby stories connected by the VCR that s common to both of them through these two short sketch tales, Hornby perhaps ...

  7. Brianna says:

    I couldn t even finish this SHORT STORY book because it was just that bad Going through the last SIX pages was just too much for me It s so boring, so horribly written, and just not interesting in the least bit The first story seemed promising at first by the very first page, but then it just got confusing Which, whatever, maybe Nick really thinks this is how young teens think Just a jumble of thoughts and going out of order with things It just didn t see...

  8. Evan Micheals says:

    Two short stories in my further quest to complete all that Hornby has written and the first book of his I have read in 2018.Not a Star follows a family discussion when a family member is found to have been in a pornographic film and the implications of explaining certain personal anatomical features of the star and how they might have been inherited Well and sensitively written with dignity and humour portraying a normal family discussing something embarrassing and potentially difficult This i Two short stories in my further quest to complete all that Hornby has written and the first book of his I have read in 2018.Not a Star follows a family discussion ...

  9. flajol says:

    Both stories entertained Otherwise Pandemonium ended up somewhere I did not expect, but was very much glass half full in its attitude towards the situation I thought the style was a good nod towards The Catcher in the Rye, but Our Hero is nowhere near are annoying as...

  10. Laurel says:

    A book of two short stories, the second story Not A Star was by far the better of the two.Not A Star had a laugh out loud moment, that is always a winner for me.

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