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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (4 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747564140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747564140
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 458,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Electric irreverent prose. When people talk about voice, this is what they mean' -- Ethan Hawke

'Shrewd, cool, sure and insightful' -- Independent

'Utterly endearing and very funny' -- Elle

'Viva is precocious, intelligent and original' -- Time Out

About the Author

Emma Forrest began her writing career as a journalist, contributing to the Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian and Saturday Telegraph magazine. Her recent second novel, Thin Skin, was published in 2002 by Bloomsbury. She is twenty five years old and lives in Manhattan, where she is at work on her third novel.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Duarte on 11 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
Emma Forrest is without any doubt my favourite writer, she is unique, she has such an honest style, you can both, love and hate her characters, they seems so obvious some times, but inside the world she draws for us they are there cause they have to be....Viva sees perfectly well how Drew is but she can't help herself seeing it as a very special guy, to fragile for the real world, the same romantic idea some of us could get from Kurt Cobain when we were younger...sometimes I hate Viva, sometimes I understand her 100%, her sensibility and they way she sees herself is like 95% teenagers feel sometime, the loneliness, the way they get obsessed with things and people....I can read this book many times and each time I'll see something new, sth that connects me more with some feelings....that's Emma's magic, every time I feel the same with her books!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Oct. 1998
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From such a fun journalist who writes so entertainingly in the Guardian, I couldn't believe how bad this was. A dumpy sixteen year old happens to be best friends with a popstar, but runs off to be with another. Yeah, right. It's total, London- centric/ 'insert buzzword here'/ tossed off in a month/ in the media get a book deal rubbish which I couldn't even finish. Two funny lines in 300 pages, characters as real as crimpelene trousers and it thanks Nigella Lawson in the acknowledgements. Avoid.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Jun. 2006
Format: Paperback
Coming-of-age novels are usually boring and self-important, and most of them are just ripoffs of "Catcher in the Rye."

But that isn't the case with Emma Forrest's razor-sharp, bittersweet "Namedropper." Instead, Forrest writes of a smart young woman encountering first love, world travel and friendships. And she does it with such world-weary wit that every page sparkles.

"He was a super-shiny boy and I liked the shape of him." This dream introduces us to Viva Cohen, a teenage Londoner who lives with her gay uncle, flunking high school. Her only friends are insecure rocker Ray and sexy wild-child Teena, and her thoughts are full of acerbic insights about the people around her.

But as sophisticated as she is, Viva is captivated one night when she glimpses fragile musician Drew, who is wrapped up in his own morbid world. When he apparently commits suicide, Viva tries to escape her grief by going on tour with Ray, only to find that Teena and Ray's relationship has become something more -- which excludes her.

Not many first novels are as well-written as "Namedropper" -- and definitely not when they have a jaded romantic teen as the narrator. Most characters in that mold are just insufferable twits. So it's a credit to Forrest's writing that she can create a book like this -- an eccentric teenager's summer -- and make it seem so wonderfully realistic.

Forrest has that rare knack for summing up a place, a feeling or a character in one insightful sentence ("She's not interested in the politics and mechanics of love and peace, just the enamel-plated peace-sign ankle chain"). And at a moment's notice, she can switch on the poetic prose ("... let the soil consume him and fall into his mouth") and change the whole mood.
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By A Customer on 13 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
Emma Forrest's Namedropper is a London to Hollywood saga awash with gorgeous, long lashed prose. With all the rock stars, movie stars and teenage beauties waiting to be de-virginized, it's like a literary Valley Of The Dolls. She has such a natural, unpretentious talent, and she's such a cut above the crappy chick lit being churned out right now. I am ADDICTED to this girl's writing. Thank god she has a new book coming out this spring...
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By A Customer on 7 July 2000
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This is one of my favourite books, but I wasn't sure about it on the first read, it had to grow on me. It is the type of book which you notice something new each time you read it, and Viva really is a cool girl, even if she is a little too obsessed with old movies. And the fact that her whole belief system is based on one line of her favourite song is a little mad. But give it a chance, cos the book is one of the best I've ever read.
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By A Customer on 4 Sept. 1999
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It took me a while to get past the film refrences but beyond the first chapter I was completly stunned. The style of writing was slick and the thoughts of a teenage girl well researched, while the story it's self touched me to tears. There was something realistic inside the fantasy, which made me relate on various levels to Viva. I have recomended it to EVERYONE i know and havn't had a bad word back about it! Fantastic!
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