Sunday, August 10, 2008

One Looong Playlist (AKA, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist")

Would you mind being my girlfriend for five minutes?
Would you ask that question? No, of course not. But what if you'd just seen your wonderful ex-girlfriend with someone new after a nasty breakup, and were desperate to avoid talking to her? Nick would.
Would you do it? Would you spontaneously make out with a total stranger (who may or may not be gay) who just asked you this relatively insane question? Norah would.
And so begins a wild and unpredictable night for Nick and Norah – two total strangers going on a strange semblance of a date, Norah because Nick's friends paid her to; Nick... well, he's not exactly sure. Maybe because she stole his jacket.
This rough and elegant novel spans just one night, but (despite the overuse of the word fuck) delves deeper into the characters' minds than any book I've ever read as it darts back and forth between the voices of the two main characters.
To sum it up, I loved this book!
Note to self: come up with rating system...


whatvanessareads said...

I wonder who in the world doesn't love this book...

Can't wait for the movie. :)

Hope. said...

Gahhh. I loved this book. Though I felt weird reading it before church started with all the fucks. :/ lol.

I can't wait for the movie either. But I'm kind of disappointed already because instead of Nick asking Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes, in the trailer, it shows Norah asking Nick.


Cassandra said...

whoa whoa whoa WAIT. they're making a *movie* out of this?

wordlily said...

I haven't read this; haven't decided if I want to read it yet ... maybe I'll watch the movie and then decide?