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How to Be Good

3 Ratings: 2.7
A book by Nick Hornby

In Nick Hornby'sHow to Be Good, Katie Carr is certainlytryingto be. That's why she became a GP. That's why she cares about Third World debt and homelessness, and struggles to raise her children with a conscience. It's also why she puts up with her husband … see full wiki

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Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
2 reviews about How to Be Good
review by . January 23, 2010
A turning point in the career of one of today's finest novelists, "How To Be Good" impresses you with the greatness of Nick Hornby's writing even in a book that's not great itself. It is good, though, a daring examination of what constitutes true goodness in a world (modern England) where moral and religious compass points have been done away with.    Katie Carr is a doctor quietly falling apart. She toils on incurable patients while carrying on a loveless affair out of boredom …
review by . July 13, 2008
This story has a slow start, a poor ending, and a pretty good mid section. The main character, who speaks in the first person, starts by recounting the many disappointments of her sad existence. She has arrives at the midpoint of her life, enters a dark wood, and things go completely off the tracks. She has an affair, fights with her husband and children, and despairs about her job. She confronts her meaningless existence. Hornby makes all of this pretty funny.   We get to know her through …
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