Child Star

Child Star

3.17 (45 ratings by Goodreads)
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Gerald Wedmore is an anti-hero. At the age of twenty-five, he's all washed up - his sex life is non-existent and his career as a TEFL teacher isn't going anywhere. On top of that, he has developed a series of platonic friendships with women that threaten to cast him into early middle age. But Gerald is no ordinary, anxious twenty-something. As a teenager, his face was known to millions and the intimacies of his life were shared with a hungry audience as he fumbled his way through adolescence. For Gerald was the star of a reality TV show - ALL RIGHT NOW! From child celebrity and recording angel to TEFL teacher - where did he go wrong? It's time to grow up, find a girl, change his sheets and get a more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 122 x 194 x 30mm | 358.34g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753817535
  • 9780753817537

Review quote

'Matt Thorne delivers a highly enjoyable fifth novel.' INK 'CHILD STAR is a wise, wry and touching book.' OBSERVER (15.2.04) 'CHILD STAR is the 30-year-old's [Matt Thorne] fifth novel, and it's a clever, often dark, exploration of Gerald's failure as an adult. Thorne switches between Gerald's adolescent adventures in television (and the simultaneous divorce of his parents) and the aftermath of being dumped, drawing out painful truths about families, friends and relationships with every chapter. It's no breezy Gerald Wedmore's Diary - and it's all the better for it.' -- Hannah Jones HEAT (28.2 - 5.3.04)show more

About Matt Thorne

Matt Thorne lives in Stoke Newington with his girlfriend. He's a full-time writer and book reviewer. He co-edited the controversial NEW PURITANS ANTHOLOGY along with his partner in crime, Nicholas more

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45 ratings
3.17 out of 5 stars
5 9% (4)
4 27% (12)
3 44% (20)
2 13% (6)
1 7% (3)
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