"All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do"—Nick Hornby Songs, songwriters, and why and how they get under our skin...Songbook is Nick... show more
"All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do"—Nick Hornby Songs, songwriters, and why and how they get under our skin...Songbook is Nick Hornby's labor of love. A shrewd, funny, and completely unique collection of musings on pop music, why it's good, what makes us listen and love it, and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape.
Publish date: October 7th 2003
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Short Stories
, Pop Culture
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...
"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.
Author and music lover Nick Hornby reads from his own book about his favourite tracks - including the song he's played the most
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.
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 ...