Friday, July 17, 2020

28. Searching for John Hughes

By Jason Diamond (281 pp)

The subtitle is: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies.

I came very close to DNF-ing this book. The title doesn't really reflect the pages within. It's really a memoir by a guy who had a troubled upbringing but also makes some terrible decisions. He is a huge John Hughes fan and gets this idea he is going to write a JH biography which other people encourage and/or go along with for some reason. He fails and this memoir results instead.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

27. Juliet, Naked

By  Nick Hornby (406 pp)

I wasn't sure about this book at first. It starts with an obsessive music fan dragging his girlfriend on a U.S. tour to visit sights associated with his favorite artist who dropped out of music under mysterious circumstances. But as the characters were introduced and the story developed I loved it. But then the ending went on too long and kinda fizzled. Overall I recommend for Nick Hornby fans. It was made into a movie that I am hoping to check out tonight.