Rated of 5
by Ilija Canak
Really one of the best new books i`ve read in years. So touching, so warm, so human. Tony Parsons makes tumble all the books (so many n these days) concerning the difference between the two sex. You should read it if you love life, or begining to learn to love. Life or anything in it. Your unborn child. This book is like the story of my closest friend,you don`t read it, you listen to Parsons` human voice, thing so rare in those days. Forget everything and dive into it. You won`t regret it. You`ll never forget it. Excellent!
Rated of 5
by marko drazic
Rated of 5
This has to be the best book I have read in a long time. It explores many difficult topics while not being too heavy by introducing humour. Having read his second- 'One for my Baby', i do however feel it may have been a one off success.Shame.-Rachel
Review (not rated)
Iain McCorquodale I was already in the middle of another book, when I picked up my copy of Man and Boy. As an ex-pat Brit in Canada, I was especially looking forward to Tony Parson's exploration of the New Lad as new parent. So, I gave in to temptation and curiosity and sampled a few pages in advance of sitting down to read it properly. It was looking promising until I hit this sentence: "The trunk was smaller than a supermarket cart". OK! It's a British book, by a British author and set in Britain with British characters who drive British cars and shop at British supermarkets. When you go grocery shopping you use a shopping trolley and then take the groceries back to the car and put them in the boot. Ye Gods! Has the whole thing been bowdlerised in that way? I suspect it has and I only hope it doesn't render the whole book unreadable. Do all US publishing houses do this? I knew that they'd done it to the Harry Potter books and it's almost defensible on the grounds of making it accessible to children who won't have had exposure to the cultural differences. (Personally, I don't buy that argument, but I can see that it may have some merit.) This is different. Do they think that readers will be so baffled by the different terminolgy that the book will be indecipherable without these amendments? It's difficult to see this as anything less than cultural arrogance and disdain for their readers.
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