High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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Book:High Fidelity
Author:Nick Hornby
Genre: Humor/coming of age
ISBN:0141037350 
Binding:Paperback
Publishing Date:2008
Publisher:Penguin / Popular PenguinsEdition:exported
Number of Pages:264
Price: Rs.169/- (Flipkart)



Quote:


"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands- literally thousands- of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives."


Synopsis: 

Nick Hornby's High Fidelity is the brilliant story of one man's journey of self-discovery. When Rob - a 35-year-old record shop owner and music obsessive - is dumped by Laura, he indulges in some casual sex, a little light stalking and some extreme soul-searching in the form of contacting every ex-girlfriend who ever broke his heart. An instant classic, High Fidelity is a hilarious exploration of love, life, music and the modern male.


Hemish Speaks:


I came to know about Nick Hornby after watching the movie Hugh Grant's "About a Boy" based on his novel of the same name, which is very funny. As expected the book is laugh a loud funny, and is filled with top five lists of movies, songs and albums etc., Rob is an extremely flawed character with  many screw ups but I ended up sympathizing with him because he is venerable, honest and funny.


The book gives a pretty accurate view of what a guy goes through a break up. Recommended for those who relish British humor and are looking for a nice feel good book.


RATING: 4 on 5

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  1. i really liked the excerpt! i think i'll enjoy this one. :)

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  2. haha...looks nice... goes to my wishlist

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  3. cool .. i so liked the quote .. so true .. ;)

    you hooked me to the book .. next time I need a longer review though ..

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  4. I love this book. I love Nick Hornby . Have you read Juliette Naked? It is such fun.
    The movie adapted to the US does not do the storyline justice.
    M.C.V. Egan

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