• A charming - and sharp - love story about what it means to fall for someone who is your polar opposite

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Frequently funny, consistently engaging ... it has great warmth in its heart

  • Hornby's hilarious and heart-wrenching new novel explores what it means to be somebody's perfect match, and why this notion of perfect compatibility is an absolute disaster when it comes to love

    Woman and Home, Best Books to Look Forward to this Summer
  • The novel explores division and racism and has its share of sharp observations that help illuminate what it means to fall headlong in love with someone who is nothing like you at all

  • Hornby's prose is artful and effortless, his spiky wit as razored as a number-two cut

  • Hornby writes with a funny, fresh voice which skewers male and female foibles with hilarious accuracy

  • Hornby is a fine writer, swift and pointed, with a lighter, more mischievous heart than he lets on, and more sympathy for the devil than he admits to

    New York Magazine
  • Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous at once

    New York Times
  • He should write for England


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