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16 October 2007


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Eh, I didn't like it either, if it makes you feel better to know that you're not alone! I ended up skimming it to find out the gist of the story, but decided I didn't care all that much.

i hate emo kids

good for you! i've forever been alone in thinking speak was crap, so i know how you feel!

Lisa Yee

Oh no! Say it isn't so. I love Nick Hornby, but haven't read SLAM yet.


I'm a big fan of High Fidelity and About a Boy, so it really was especially disappointing. But like I said -- I'm in the minority. Every review I've read has been positive.

Brent Hartinger

All the buzz I've heard is bad.

That said, ABOUT A BOY is one of my favorite books of all time.

Couldn't finish HOW TO BE GOOD (or whatever it was) either.

Eric Berlin

Count me among those who really liked Slam. I thought it was better than How to Be Good and that last one, about the four suicial types.

Tony Dirksen

I love Nick Hornby. I love YA lit. I hated this book. I finished it, but I didn't care anything about anybody in it.

I love Sherman Alexie. Slam made me doubt again if Old Adult writers could deliver for Young Adult readers. But "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is one of the most brilliant and touching and innovative books I've ever read. I was happy to see a long waiting list for it at our local library (although admittedly "local" = "Seattle" so this is his home turf).


Wait. Time Travel?


I havnt finished this book yet but i like it so far im only 13 but i saw the word skateboarding and about relationships and stuff so i decided to read it im at the part where he ranaway to somewhere i forget what its called


i really liked it maybe because I am fifteen and can relate to a lot of the book(not the whole getting my girlfriend pregnant part)

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