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31 Songs - Nick Hornby
31 Songs
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31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disksThrough thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces - refreshingly free of pretension - are a celebration of the joy that... show more
31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disksThrough thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces - refreshingly free of pretension - are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him. Together with additional writings on music from his column in the new Yorker - seen in the UK for the first time - 31 Songs is for Hornby what many of us have always wanted: a soundtrack to accompany life.Winner of The National Book Critics Circle award, this funny and touchingly personal book, from the author of the million-copy number one bestseller About A Boy, is a must for music fans everywhere.'Original, well written and wholly lacking in pretension...as good a book about pop music as I have read in many years and the most accomplished of Hornby's books so far' Spectator'Funny, provocative, immensely readable. It is not simply about music...it is about Hornby, and us, and about being alive. His enthusiasm is such that he makes me want to be a better listener - and I can offer no better compliment. A triumph' Tim Lott, Evening Standard'Refreshing, candid, very moving. Reminds you why you loved music before you knew enough to explain your love away' UncutNick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his brilliantly observed comic books High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam, Juliet, Naked and his autobiographical Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award). Also available from Penguin is The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, which shares his thoughts on books and writing.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B002XHNMAI
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
4.0 Songbook
Nick Hornby's best known for writing novels featuring believable (and sympathetic) slacker man-boy characters, but his critical essays are easily the equal of his novels.Though Hornby's Songbook doesn't quite measure up to his autobiographical book review series (or maybe I'm simply a bigger book lo...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it
4.0 Irresistible wisdom Part #whatever
"Just as some of us were beginning to fear that club culture was finally going to make us feel excluded from the young person’s party (and, let’s face it, it was about time), they invented chillout music, and we felt right at home again", or else: I love you Nick Hornby.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0 Songbook
Author and music lover Nick Hornby reads from his own book about his favourite tracks - including the song he's played the most
Marcele
Marcele rated it
This book it's personal and, yet, probably represents what everybody feels about their favorite songs. But certainly couldn't be better writen by anybody else than Hornby.
debnance
debnance rated it
5.0 Songbook
Nick Hornby (author of About a Boy, etc.) writes essays about his favorite songs. I had never heard of a single song in this book until now. The book comes with a CD of some of the music, but ...
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