Short Moment Of Existential Truth From A Student’s Reading Response

I also liked the characters in the story. Though none of them were very likeable as people, they created an interesting dynamic when thrown together.


  1. How well said.
    My favorite Nick Hornby novel is /How to Be Good/. None of its characters seem like people I’d like to be friends with. Yet, the story and their concerns unsettle and move me.

    This complicates (in a good way) that impulse readers have to find characters “sympethetic,” which I believe you have written about before, Alex.

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