eBook High Fidelity download

by Nick Hornby

eBook High Fidelity download ISBN: 0575400188
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Indigo (1996)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1483 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

Nick Hornby and High Fidelity. A wonderful journey, full of music, movie, and TV digressions.

Nick Hornby and High Fidelity. It’s a masterpiece of droll insight into one of the most charming lost souls in recent literature. If Rob sounds like a desperate case, well, that’s because he i. .He cannot divorce pop life from real life, and seeing him try to sever the cord melts your heart. The berkley publishing group. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA.

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.

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. 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? ‘It is rare that a book so hilarious is also so sharp about sex and manliness, memory and music.

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Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable. Mr. Rob is my soul mate, you see. He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, d person.

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Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on April 17, 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University where he studied English.

Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on April 17, 1957. His books High Fidelity; Fever Pitch, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1992; About a Boy and An Education were all made into movies. His other books include Slam; A Long Way Down; How to Be Good; Songbook; Shakespeare Wrote for Money; and The Polysyllabic Spree.

Nick Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist, essayist and screenwriter. High Fidelity - his second book and first novel - was published in 1995. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, and for the football memoir Fever Pitch. His work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists. The novel, about a neurotic record collector and his failed relationships, was adapted into a 2000 film starring John Cusack, and a Broadway musical in 2006.

Comments: (7)
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.
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.
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.
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
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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