A Question of Attraction

A Question of Attraction

[a Novel]

Book - 2003
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The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. The usual freshman anxiety over fitting in is compounded by the gap between his own humble origins and the privileged backgrounds of his better-off classmates. Brian also has a dark secret---a long-held, burning ambition (stoked by his late father) to appear on the wildly popular TV quiz show University Challenge---and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He¿s made the school team, and they¿ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, what¿s more, he¿s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable---but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Reminiscent of such classic coming-of-age works as The Graduate and Goodbye, Columbus, A Question of Attraction marks the literary debut of David Nicholls, one of England¿s most highly praised television writers. It is an unforgettable story of love, class, finding one¿s place in the world, and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781400061815
1400061814
Branch Call Number: NICH 22
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 24 cm

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ownedbydoxies
Oct 12, 2011

I really like all the books by this writer. They're all witty, humorous, readable and interesting. He's got a nice touch with language and his characters are realistic in that they are not one-sided and at the same time he seems to like his characters which brings out the best in the story.

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