Saturday, November 08, 2014

Top ten fathers in fiction

At the Telegraph Jamie Fewery tagged the ten best fictional fathers, including:
Will Freeman in About a Boy by Nick Hornby

No, not a father as such (at least not to begin with). But Will Freeman is an example to all those who worry that parenthood might be beyond them. At first feckless and lazy, he soon sees the value in his relationship with Marcus and embraces his place in the boy’s life.

Ever the master of men's fiction, Hornby adeptly examines the fear of fatherhood and the responsibility that comes with being a role model in About a Boy, which was turned into a successful film featuring Hugh Grant.
Read about another father on the list.

About a Boy is one of Kay S. Hymowitz's five best books on the won't-grow-up modern male.

--Marshal Zeringue