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High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
High Fidelity
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Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures. Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad... show more
Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures. Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films (Reservoir Dogs...); top five Elvis Costello songs ("Alison"...); top five episodes of Cheers (the one where Woody sang his stupid song to Kelly...). Rob tries dating a singer whose rendition of "Baby, I Love Your Way" makes him cry. But maybe it's just that he's always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think (awful as it sounds) that life as an episode of thirtysomething, with all the kids and marriages and barbecues and k.d. lang CD's that this implies, might not be so bad.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573225519 (1573225517)
ASIN: 1573225517
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
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KOMET
KOMET rated it
5.0 A LONDONER'S VIEW ON LIFE, LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS & MUSIC IN THE 1990s
So far, "HIGH FIDELITY" is one of the most entertaining, laugh out loud funny, and insightful novels I've read this year. Though it must be admitted that the main character, Rob Fleming - a quirky and rather self-centered man in his mid-30s, who is the owner of a record shop in the heart of 1990s Lo...
Hol
Hol rated it
3.0 High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
I’ve been picking fairly sedate books lately in the hope of not raising my adrenaline levels too high. Weird, right? If my blood pressure reaches 100 or above I may be in danger of being carted off in an ambulance. Just kidding. I’ve just been advised to keep it relaxed for a bit and apparently Nick...
Stories2358
Stories2358 rated it
4.0 Alta fedeltà
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot.it/2015/03/alta-fedelta-nick-hornby.htmlFinalmente posso dire di aver letto Alta Fedeltà. Dopo anni di corteggiamento, ho ceduto alla tentazione di questa lettura che, sotto ogni punto di vista, sembrava essere perfetta per me. Da qualche me...
writedrunkeditsober
writedrunkeditsober rated it
5.0 High Fidelity
I first read High Fidelity when I was sixteen and I immediately knew it was my favorite novel. Hornby might not be the most complex writer, but I firmly believe in the value of doing simple things well over difficult things poorly. The amazing thing about High Fidelity is that as far as the plot goe...
BUGGY
BUGGY rated it
3.0 Sadly I'm not one of the "cool kids"
Opening line: My desert -island, all time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order:” This is one of those modern classics on everyone’s “to read” list and while it wasn’t my first Nick Hornby book it is the one that everyone talks about so of course I went in expecting to be awe...
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