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by Nick Hornby
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Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it 2 years ago
I have a lot of feelings about this book. I am pretty fanatical about my alma mater’s American football team and as a direct result, parts of this book felt a bit too real. The way that Hornby is able to describe the relationship one has with a team is truly beautiful. In the intro alone (which I...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it 5 years ago
A serious-but funny memoir of a soccer fan, Fever Pitch is writer Nick Hornby's first book -- a memoir that starts with his first Arsenal (an English soccer club) game.Hornby eventually became a hardcore Arsenal supporter and this book covers the impact his sporting obsession has on his life.As a Ma...
The Incredibly Deadly Viper
The Incredibly Deadly Viper rated it 6 years ago
I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Hornby is an incredible writer and he explains his obsession and many of what I'd call the 'fringe aspects' of the game and the culture so eloquently. I don't know how to explain it to someone who isn't as embarrassingly obsessed with football as I...
Marcele
Marcele rated it 6 years ago
It's a big little book about the author's obsession with football, funny and witty. But it could really be about being any kind of fan, and that's is beauty of it.
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 7 years ago
I tried. I tried repeatedly, but I just couldn't get into this book. I normally love Nick Hornby, and I'm very frustrated and disappointed with myself for this failure. Maybe I'm just too American (we really don't get soccer, or football as everyone else calls it), or maybe it's because I'm not m...
esterb
esterb rated it 8 years ago
Although the book is about foot­ball, foot­ball and foot­ball Hornby’s style of writ­ing drew me to the book repeat­edly. With his choice of words, his dis­tinc­tive (Eng­lish) humor he gets to me every time.At times he is really funny, but at other times he can be seri­ous about things hap­pen­ing ...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 9 years ago
I am not a football fan, and had to skip over many of Hornby's descriptions of so-and-so using this foot to score the second goal in that game which was part of that one season. But the fact that Hornby felt compelled to include these details, and that he had them stored away in his brain, is part ...
Ami's Hoard
Ami's Hoard rated it 11 years ago
boy, reading this is FUN. i love reading about the craziness of a football fan. it is so darn funny!
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