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eBook High Fidelity (Penguin Essentials) ePub
Author: Nick Hornby
Language: English
ISBN: 0241950260
ISBN13: 978-0241950265
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Re-issue edition (2010)
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 458
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ePub file: 1109 kb
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Worldwide praise for. Nick Hornby and High Fidelity.

Worldwide praise for. A wonderful journey, full of music, movie, and TV digressions. It’s a masterpiece of droll insight into one of the most charming lost souls in recent literature. High fidelity, Nick Hornby. p. cm. ISBN: 1-101-14735-0.

in the Series: Penguin Essentials. This astutely observed and wickedly funny book will be enjoyed by readers of David Nicholls and William Boyd, and by generations of readers to come. It will give enormous pleasure at the same time as expanding in a small but worthwhile way, the range of English literature' Independent on Sunday. Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true' Independent. A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny and moving' Financial Times.

High Fidelity (Penguin Essentials) Audio, Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook. by Nick Hornby (Author). High Fidelity is a movie I have enjoyed watching numerous times so I decided, finally, to read the book from which it was made

High Fidelity (Penguin Essentials) Audio, Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook. High Fidelity is a movie I have enjoyed watching numerous times so I decided, finally, to read the book from which it was made. Nick Hornby's spare, clean, descriptive prose without a single unnecessary word, had me hooked from the first page. It is a book that will stay in my permanent library to be read again and again.

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High Fidelity is a novel by British author Nick Hornby first published in 1995. It has sold over a million copies and was later adapted into a feature film in 2000 and a Broadway musical in 2006. In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

High Fidelity is one of the most beloved books in Nick Hornby's catalog, and one of the most adaptable as.

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Bestselling author Nick Hornby explores the world of break-ups, make-ups and . Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. Penguin Ink. See other books by Nick. Find out About Nick's films. Nick's latest writing on books.

Bestselling author Nick Hornby explores the world of break-ups, make-ups and what it is to be in love in his astutely observed, hilarious first novel High Fidelity. Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups? Rob does. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved.

Nick Hornby's first novel, an international bestseller and instantly recognized by critics and readers alike as a classic, helps to explain men to women, and men to men. Rob is good on music: he owns a small record shop and has strong views on what's decent and what isn't. But he's much less good on relationships.

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Teonyo
I've been a fan of the movie "High Fidelity" (starring John Cusack) for years, and recently decided to read the original book. What a treasure! Nick Hornby has created a perfect neurotic, compulsive character in Rob, the owner of a record store in London. Rob loses what may have been the love of his life (Laura) through his petty, irritating, obsessive behavior, which he then turns to tracking down the "Top Five" women who've broken his heart.
At turns hilarious and morose, this is a wonderfully written character sketch about a guy who carries the story through bad dates, bad choices, a failing business, hapless employees, and odd behavior. Having seen the movie first, it's briefly jarring to find the story taking place in England, but the story itself is intact ... or perhaps I should say the movie artfully captures the slightly dysfunctional approach to romance of the book.
Ginaun
High Fidelity is a funny book, though at times not enjoyable. In a nutshell, this is the story of a man-child who is lazy, romantic and pathetic - not only in his love life but also his larger life. The romance is entirely self-directed, which is why Rob is such a pathetic character. It works because it is funny and the author makes you believe that this guy and his sad excuse for a life could actually exist.

Rob is thirty-five going on twenty. His is a character that one feels flashes of sympathy for, but not as often as one wants to kick him in the rear and tell him to grow up and get a life that exists at least some of the time out of his head. (I read this long after seeing the movie and I must say that John Cusack does a brilliant job of bringing Rob to life on the big screen).

Rob's existential crisis revolves around women and his inability to sustain a good relationship. They always leave him (for the most part) and he has no clue that this is just how some relationships end or that he is usually the author of his own rejection. The book revolves around Rob's listing of his five most searing break-ups and his attempt to reconnect with his former flings to answer the question "why?" The larger story is Rob himself and the departure of Laura, the most significant love of his life who has just moved out after sharing a flat (this takes place in London) with him for years. Rob's day job, a fantasy small business where he indulges his preoccupation with pop music and a snobbish world view driven by other's appreciation of the "right" or "wrong" songs, is as much of a disaster as his love life.

Nick Hornby mines both lives for a lot of laughs. His writing is funny and descriptive and one gets to know Rob well (though one does not like Rob at all). This book had a lot of laugh out loud moments. I suspect there might be a little bit of Rob in a lot of guys - though I think maturity and living help stamp out the narcissism and utter self-absorption in those of us who go on to enjoy at least a modest success in our romantic and other lives. There is a lot to be said for growing up and learning - one is unsure if Rob will really embrace those concepts while reading this enjoyable book.
Akisame
This is a rather belated coming of age story of a single man pushing 40 (turned 36). This book was first published in 1995 and that is why they are still making compilation tapes for friends and significant others instead of making playlists. I like the fact that he did not make his characters one-dimensional even though they could all be caricatures of certain types. It also resonates with me because I tend to live my life in my head as the narrator in the book lives in music. It harkens back to a more innocent time or to the stage of life when music was more important than the livelihood, etc. If the reader is of certain age, s/he would get nostalgic how finding an LP or cassette tape of a certain artist felt like finding a treasure, and also how we used to make serendipitous discoveries in the record stores. Somehow making the discovery with Kindle store or iTunes store do not feel the same as physically finding them.
invincible
All Nick Hornby's books are the same - and they are all wonderful. "Same" because the characters are so "real." They are not perfect. In fact they aren't anywhere near being perfect. But they are all lovable. This is the kind of book that gives me a good feeling about humanity - and helps me forget (temporarily) all the terrible things that are going on in the world.

I was a bit hesitant about reading "High Fidelity," since I know nothing about the current (even remotely current) music scene. I think I could recognize a Frank Sinatra rendition, or maybe even Simon & Garfunkel, but other than that, it's strictly the ancient guys. But although pop music was woven throughout the entire novel, it never sidetracked me from Hornby's main focus on the characters: Rob (the narrator and protagonist), Barry, Dick, and Laura.

Rob is obsessed with sex - and even more obsessed with thinking about it. Nothing unusual or wrong with that. More power to him. You even love him for being so flummoxed by sex. He also thinks a lot about his life - how baffling it is and how unfair that it hasn't turned out better for him. He just sort of bumbles along, then makes lists when prospects seem too overwhelming.

What I like so much about Rob (and other Hornby characters) is that the reader gets to peer inside their heads. You get to know what they are really thinking. Not that their thinking is particularly profound. It's just a sort of puttering along, here and there, without much focus. And that seems (and feels) so human. 4-1/2 stars
Yramede
I enjoyed the story line and the book. It was assigned in my novel writing class at Emerson College. The writing was clear and a good beginner's writing sample. Unfortunately, I had already seen the movie and I wasn't looking forward to reading it. I can say slidly that it was much better than the movie with John Cusack. If you've seen the actor, you know the type of movies he's type-cast in. Either you like him or not. I usually like his work. I like Nick Hornby's version much better.
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