High Fidelity

High Fidelity

by NickHornby (Author)


Is it possible to share your life with someone whose record collection is incompatible with your own? Can people have terrible taste and still be worth knowing? Do songs about broken hearts and misery and loneliness mess up your life if consumed in excess? For Rob Fleming, thirty-five years old, a pop addict and owner of a failing record shop, these are the sort of questions that need an answer, and soon. His girlfriend has just left him. Can he really go on living in a poky flat surrounded by vinyl and CDs or should he get a real home, a real family and a real job? Perhaps most difficult of all, will he ever be able to stop thinking about life in terms of the All Time Top Five bands, books, films, songs ' even now that he's been dumped again, the top five break-ups? Memorable, sad and very, very funny, this is the truest book you will ever read about the things that really matter.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: Film tie-in e.
Publisher: Indigo
Published: 03 Jul 2000

ISBN 10: 057540289X
ISBN 13: 9780575402898
Book Overview: Set to be the summer 2000 book and movie - UK release date 21st July A Touchstone Pictures film starring John Cusack High Fidelity has already sold over 800,000 copies in Indigo paperback Nick Hornby's books define not just a genre, but an era and a state of mind. He has scores of imitators, but sets a standard only he can reach 'Made me laugh out loud more than any book I can remember. Hornby writes like Martin Amis with a heart or Roddy Doyle with an unfeasibly large record collection' Daily Telegraph 'Brilliant ... a very funny and concise explanation of why we men are as we are. If you are male, you should read it and then make your partner read it, so they will no longer hate you but pity you instead' Harry Enfield, Independent on Sunday 'If this book was a record we would be calling it an instant classic. Because that's what it is' Guardian
Prizes: Winner of Writers' Guild Award 1995.

Author Bio
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full time writer. He lives in north London.