A funny and frank story about a mother and hercolorful son. It's bad enough for a mother to discover that her son is a porn star, even worse when the nosy neighbors know first. When Lynn sees her son Mark in an adult film she is forced to ask many difficult questions. How well does she know her son? Where did he get his obvious talent? And how will she tell his father? There are some things a mother should never know...
About the Author
"The New Yorker" calls bestselling author Nick Hornby the maestro of the male confessional. His bestselling adult novels include" High Fidelity" and "About a Boy," both of which were made into highly successful movies. He lives in the UK.
Date of Birth:April 17, 1957
Place of Birth:Redhill, Surrey, England
Education:Jesus College, Cambridge University
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is certainly short and simple. It is one of a collection of books written by Irish authors for adults with low reading levels. The collection is a wonderful project that provides literacy stepping stones for adults who want to read about real life and not be condescended to. The other review I've seen here is very correct in that there isn't as much 'meat' as one might expect, but that is very much in tune with the purpose of the book. I found it funny and enjoyable, and certainly think it is part of a positive movement in literacy.
Not a Star is unfortunately not a star. I was disappointed in this book. It was very short, not a whole lot of character development and not really funny. I am currently reading Juliet, Naked also by Nick Hornby. It has been a little slow at the beginning, but holds more promise than Not a Star. In my opinion, the best book that Nick Hornby has written is A Long Way Down. It is unusual and funny. In fact, it is on my 10 best books of all times list.