Starter for Ten Creat David Nicholls am Kindle David Nicholls is a British author screenwriter and actor A student of Toynbee Comprehensive school and Barton Peveril
Starter for Ten Creat David Nicholls am Kindle David Nicholls is a British author, screenwriter, and actor A student of Toynbee Comprehensive school and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, he Graduated from the University of Bristol having studied English Literature and Drama.After graduation, he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, before returning to London in 1991 and finally earning an Equity card He worked sporadically as an actor for the next eight years, eventually earning a three year stint at the Royal National Theatre, followed by a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader researcher This led to script editing jobs at London Weekend Television and Tiger Aspect Productions.During this period, he began to write, developing an adaptation of Sam Shepard s stage play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus, an old friend from University He also wrote his first original script, a situation comedy about frustrated waiters, Waiting, which was later optioned by the BBC.Simpatico was turned into a feature film in 1999, and this allowed David to start writing full time He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards and his first novel, Starter for Ten was featured on the first Richard and Judy Book Club.. The year is 1985 Brian Jackson, a working class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university He has a dark secret a long held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British 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 roundThe year is 1985 Brian Jackson, a working class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university He has a dark secret a long held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British 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 , 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.. Popular Books Starter for Ten This was a First-Reads win, so I desperately wanted to like this book. It's a coming-of-age story about an awkward, nerdy main character. In fact, this character is like many a person I've known during my own coming-of-age period in my life. Unfortunately, unlike the many similar people I've known and liked and befriended, Brian Jackson lacks any redeeming quality that makes me, the reader, want to root for him. The first forty pages of the book had me slightly interested in learning what would happen to Brian, the earnest kid with friends back home and a mother living alone, when he goes off to school by himself. I expected a story of growth, of adventure, of mishaps and character clashes. Instead, what I got was a completely off-putting story about a guy who imagines he falls head over heels in love with a girl (whose only attractive quality is that she is luminously beautiful). In the course of pursuing this girl, Brian throws everything away - his friends, his family, his own integrity - and the reader never learns who the real Brian is, or what he could amount to. In fact, I felt that I hated the main character more and more with each chapter. Normally, I'd put the book down after reaching mid-way point but... I felt I owed it to the Goodreads community to at least read it once through. I was relieved when the book was over. It was, to say the least, a disappointing experience. I'm truly sorry I didn't enjoy the book more and am not able to give a more positive review, but I figure the point of First-Reads is to provide a body of honest, reliable feedback. So... there it is.
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