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High Fidelity Do you know your desert island, all time, top five most memorable split ups Rob does He keeps a list, in fact But Laura isn t on it even though she s just become his latest ex He s got his life back, you see He can just do what he wants when he wants like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behaves as if Laura never mattered But Rob finds he can t move on He s stuck in a really deep groove and it s called Laura Soon, he s asking himself some big questions about love, about life and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do ❰Epub❯ ➝ Longbow Girl Author Linda Davies – Kleankitchen.co.uk all time [Epub] ❦ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Kleankitchen.co.uk top five most memorable split ups Rob does He keeps a list ❰Read❯ ➵ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Kleankitchen.co.uk in fact But Laura isn t on it even though she s just become his latest ex He s got his life back ❮Reading❯ ➾ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Kleankitchen.co.uk you see He can just do what he wants when he wants like listen to whatever music he likes ❂ [EPUB] ✺ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood ➛ – Kleankitchen.co.uk look up the girls that are on his list ❮PDF❯ ✪ Her Husbands Mistake ✑ Author Sheila O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk and generally behaves as if Laura never mattered But Rob finds he can t move on He s stuck in a really deep groove and it s called Laura Soon ❮Ebook❯ ➨ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern ➩ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Kleankitchen.co.uk he s asking himself some big questions about love [Reading] ➮ Squirmy Wormy ➶ Lynda Farrington Wilson – Kleankitchen.co.uk about life and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003I used to think and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps And then, when the energy from that shove has gone and you come to something approaching a halt, you have to look around and see what you ve got It could be something completely different, it could be som Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003I used to think and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps And then, when the energy from that shove has gone and you come to something approaching a halt, you have to look around and see what you ve got It could be something completely different, it could be something roughly the same, but gentler and calmer, or it could be nothing at all I feel like this book was written as a direct response to Bridget Jones s Diary, though I don t know that for sure and I m too lazy to check the dates In any case, it is surely a response to all the Chick Lit that at the time, and even now abounds And at first I was thinking, hey, this is just Bridget Jones s Diary but with a Penis , but it isn t It is exactly the same.The same whingeing The same horribleness toward people the protagonists want to have sex with The same horribleness toward the people the protagonists have had sex with The horribleness toward the protagonist s so called friends The same self serving ridiculousness and not wanting anyone else to be happy because they re not happy The same whingeing, the same arrogance, the same patheticness Maybe you could say that Bridget Jones s Diary is this but with a Vagina but then all the whingeing is fine because having stuff coming out of your vagina once a month that isn t just always blood is really, super annoying, though I can t recall Bridget ever whingeing about Vagina blood at all Is that the point of these books To take pathetic people and give them the spotlight because, deep down, that s all of us And we never have our voices heard, despite getting drunk every night and shouting our problems out to the night Are you really like these characters If you are you should be deeply ashamed and I m glad you re stuck in a dead end job and not actually in charge of anything Stay there, keep your head down, procreate because you don t understand the menstrual cycle or contraception and then die Please.I can t work out if the protagonist whatever his name is, I ve forgotten already is supposed to be horrible, pathetic, whingeing, annoying, perverse in short, a complete cunt or not is this the anti hero kind of thing Where we like him because, oh, he s a bit not normal whatever that is Bridget was a cunt, too I hated them both Is this what people are actually like What s wrong with people This isn t Lad Lit, or Dick Lit, or whatever manly spin we have on Chick Lit this week it s just Chick Lit It hasn t even got a Penis, and Chick Lit doesn t have a Vagina It s just people being cunts With no reference to whatever you think cunt actually means or the etymology of the word cunt , anglo saxon or Norse or whatever Just the metaphorical sense of a person being a cunt You know what I mean.By the way, I ve realised that Love doesn t exist, it s just Fear of being Alone or it is if you read books like this I had so many interesting points to make about this book and it was all going to sound like I d thought long and hard about it, and was making fantastic points and really making you think, and going in to how Love is a construct, and Fear is also a construct so is Love really as unreal as Fear etc but I can t be bothered I really can t Why do men have to read this and not read Bridget Jones s DiaryIt s exactly the same thing.Blog Reviews Instagram Twitter I have a problem.You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I m all thumbs Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy s grasp.Rob is my soul mate, you see He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too much in our own head for our own good person I think he would get me Really Get me Or maybe it s just Hornby who gets me Mr Hornby, you make me want to wear dresses.During my last year of high school and through all four years of c I have a problem.You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I m all thumbs Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy s grasp.Rob is my soul mate, you see He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too much in our own head for our own good person I think he would get me Really Get me Or maybe it s just Hornby who gets me Mr Hornby, you make me want to wear dresses.During my last year of high school and through all four years of college, I too worked in a record store with a bunch of misfit music snobs It was the BEST JOB EVER Hands down Sitting around all day, listening to the new batch of promos, poking fun at the customers coming in looking for a little Ace of Base making mix tapes for that boy who worked in the skate shop who I had a crush on I never gave him any of them Shyness is nice, but shyness can stop you That s Morrissey, not me But I feel you fella.Anyway, you can see how I m completely flubbing this review, right Hornby has my number My favorite ice breaker with people I don t know well is to ask them to give me their top 5 insert topic here usually related to music Top 5 female singers of all time, GO Oh, and since this review wouldn t be complete without a top 5 list of my own, here is my list of the top 5 songs referenced in top 5 lists in this novel obscure enough for you 1 Tired of Being Alone Alison Lets Get it On Mr Big Stuff The House That Jack Built I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating So sue me.Book buying isn t, you know, a quick thing for me I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I ve chosen.In short, I only read things I m really likely to like.So, I will tell you right now, if there were a way to give High Fidelity six stars, I would.Ostensibly it s a novel about pop music and love But if that s what you re seeing, then you are reading it wrong.It I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating So sue me.Book buying isn t, you know, a quick thing for me I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I ve chosen.In short, I only read things I m really likely to like.So, I will tell you right now, if there were a way to give High Fidelity six stars, I would.Ostensibly it s a novel about pop music and love But if that s what you re seeing, then you are reading it wrong.It s a novel about obsession, rejection and minutia As such, Nick Hornby speaks directly to my geeky soul Even though I m not a music expert, I see a lot of myself in the main character Rob escaping into pop, defining his life through records, filling his head with facts rather than feelings and trying, oh so desperately trying, to be a real human being.His relationships never last If he s not outright rejected, then he s the one who gets full of himself and does the rejecting He s not good with people, doesn t want to be, ultimately can t be But he aches for them He s a loner who can t bear to be alone He pushes people away, but wonders why there aren t any people around.Every word in High Fidelity felt familiar, even with a location London and a milieu music fandom that are unfamiliar to me Somehow, Hornby strikes this strange, compelling balance between being incredibly witty on the surface, and being incredibly depressing beneath.Swap out records for comics or videogames, and I am Rob If you re a geek, and a male, and a member of these recent lost generations of slackers and man children , then you are Rob, too Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable But not this time I couldn t stand the self pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag Zachy McWhinerson, or whatever his fracking name is for an entire weekend You know the type the constant puppy need for the approval of every critter on the planet, all the time It might seem like a charmi Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable But not this time I couldn t stand the self pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag Zachy McWhinerson, or whatever his fracking name is for an entire weekend You know the type the constant puppy need for the approval of every critter on the planet, all the time It might seem like a charming vulnerability, but don t be fooled It actually signals a pathological narcissist whose solipsism and incessant neediness will bleed you dry.I know, I know Many fine books have been written about unlikable characters Anyway, it s about the character s emotional growth Etc etc All true But when you find the central character so annoying that just reading about him makes you twitch, it s probably time to switch to another book.Your mileage may vary For all I know, you re the kind of person who watches marathon scrubs reruns If so, you ll probably love this book

    ❰Epub❯ ➝ Longbow Girl Author Linda Davies – Kleankitchen.co.uk all time [Epub] ❦ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Kleankitchen.co.uk top five most memorable split ups Rob does He keeps a list ❰Read❯ ➵ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Kleankitchen.co.uk in fact But Laura isn t on it even though she s just become his latest ex He s got his life back ❮Reading❯ ➾ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Kleankitchen.co.uk you see He can just do what he wants when he wants like listen to whatever music he likes ❂ [EPUB] ✺ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood ➛ – Kleankitchen.co.uk look up the girls that are on his list ❮PDF❯ ✪ Her Husbands Mistake ✑ Author Sheila O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk and generally behaves as if Laura never mattered But Rob finds he can t move on He s stuck in a really deep groove and it s called Laura Soon ❮Ebook❯ ➨ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern ➩ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Kleankitchen.co.uk he s asking himself some big questions about love [Reading] ➮ Squirmy Wormy ➶ Lynda Farrington Wilson – Kleankitchen.co.uk about life and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003I used to think and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps And then, when the energy from that shove has gone and you come to something approaching a halt, you have to look around and see what you ve got It could be something completely different, it could be som Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003I used to think and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps And then, when the energy from that shove has gone and you come to something approaching a halt, you have to look around and see what you ve got It could be something completely different, it could be something roughly the same, but gentler and calmer, or it could be nothing at all I feel like this book was written as a direct response to Bridget Jones s Diary, though I don t know that for sure and I m too lazy to check the dates In any case, it is surely a response to all the Chick Lit that at the time, and even now abounds And at first I was thinking, hey, this is just Bridget Jones s Diary but with a Penis , but it isn t It is exactly the same.The same whingeing The same horribleness toward people the protagonists want to have sex with The same horribleness toward the people the protagonists have had sex with The horribleness toward the protagonist s so called friends The same self serving ridiculousness and not wanting anyone else to be happy because they re not happy The same whingeing, the same arrogance, the same patheticness Maybe you could say that Bridget Jones s Diary is this but with a Vagina but then all the whingeing is fine because having stuff coming out of your vagina once a month that isn t just always blood is really, super annoying, though I can t recall Bridget ever whingeing about Vagina blood at all Is that the point of these books To take pathetic people and give them the spotlight because, deep down, that s all of us And we never have our voices heard, despite getting drunk every night and shouting our problems out to the night Are you really like these characters If you are you should be deeply ashamed and I m glad you re stuck in a dead end job and not actually in charge of anything Stay there, keep your head down, procreate because you don t understand the menstrual cycle or contraception and then die Please.I can t work out if the protagonist whatever his name is, I ve forgotten already is supposed to be horrible, pathetic, whingeing, annoying, perverse in short, a complete cunt or not is this the anti hero kind of thing Where we like him because, oh, he s a bit not normal whatever that is Bridget was a cunt, too I hated them both Is this what people are actually like What s wrong with people This isn t Lad Lit, or Dick Lit, or whatever manly spin we have on Chick Lit this week it s just Chick Lit It hasn t even got a Penis, and Chick Lit doesn t have a Vagina It s just people being cunts With no reference to whatever you think cunt actually means or the etymology of the word cunt , anglo saxon or Norse or whatever Just the metaphorical sense of a person being a cunt You know what I mean.By the way, I ve realised that Love doesn t exist, it s just Fear of being Alone or it is if you read books like this I had so many interesting points to make about this book and it was all going to sound like I d thought long and hard about it, and was making fantastic points and really making you think, and going in to how Love is a construct, and Fear is also a construct so is Love really as unreal as Fear etc but I can t be bothered I really can t Why do men have to read this and not read Bridget Jones s DiaryIt s exactly the same thing.Blog Reviews Instagram Twitter I have a problem.You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I m all thumbs Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy s grasp.Rob is my soul mate, you see He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too much in our own head for our own good person I think he would get me Really Get me Or maybe it s just Hornby who gets me Mr Hornby, you make me want to wear dresses.During my last year of high school and through all four years of c I have a problem.You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I m all thumbs Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy s grasp.Rob is my soul mate, you see He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too much in our own head for our own good person I think he would get me Really Get me Or maybe it s just Hornby who gets me Mr Hornby, you make me want to wear dresses.During my last year of high school and through all four years of college, I too worked in a record store with a bunch of misfit music snobs It was the BEST JOB EVER Hands down Sitting around all day, listening to the new batch of promos, poking fun at the customers coming in looking for a little Ace of Base making mix tapes for that boy who worked in the skate shop who I had a crush on I never gave him any of them Shyness is nice, but shyness can stop you That s Morrissey, not me But I feel you fella.Anyway, you can see how I m completely flubbing this review, right Hornby has my number My favorite ice breaker with people I don t know well is to ask them to give me their top 5 insert topic here usually related to music Top 5 female singers of all time, GO Oh, and since this review wouldn t be complete without a top 5 list of my own, here is my list of the top 5 songs referenced in top 5 lists in this novel obscure enough for you 1 Tired of Being Alone Alison Lets Get it On Mr Big Stuff The House That Jack Built I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating So sue me.Book buying isn t, you know, a quick thing for me I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I ve chosen.In short, I only read things I m really likely to like.So, I will tell you right now, if there were a way to give High Fidelity six stars, I would.Ostensibly it s a novel about pop music and love But if that s what you re seeing, then you are reading it wrong.It I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating So sue me.Book buying isn t, you know, a quick thing for me I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I ve chosen.In short, I only read things I m really likely to like.So, I will tell you right now, if there were a way to give High Fidelity six stars, I would.Ostensibly it s a novel about pop music and love But if that s what you re seeing, then you are reading it wrong.It s a novel about obsession, rejection and minutia As such, Nick Hornby speaks directly to my geeky soul Even though I m not a music expert, I see a lot of myself in the main character Rob escaping into pop, defining his life through records, filling his head with facts rather than feelings and trying, oh so desperately trying, to be a real human being.His relationships never last If he s not outright rejected, then he s the one who gets full of himself and does the rejecting He s not good with people, doesn t want to be, ultimately can t be But he aches for them He s a loner who can t bear to be alone He pushes people away, but wonders why there aren t any people around.Every word in High Fidelity felt familiar, even with a location London and a milieu music fandom that are unfamiliar to me Somehow, Hornby strikes this strange, compelling balance between being incredibly witty on the surface, and being incredibly depressing beneath.Swap out records for comics or videogames, and I am Rob If you re a geek, and a male, and a member of these recent lost generations of slackers and man children , then you are Rob, too Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable But not this time I couldn t stand the self pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag Zachy McWhinerson, or whatever his fracking name is for an entire weekend You know the type the constant puppy need for the approval of every critter on the planet, all the time It might seem like a charmi Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable But not this time I couldn t stand the self pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag Zachy McWhinerson, or whatever his fracking name is for an entire weekend You know the type the constant puppy need for the approval of every critter on the planet, all the time It might seem like a charming vulnerability, but don t be fooled It actually signals a pathological narcissist whose solipsism and incessant neediness will bleed you dry.I know, I know Many fine books have been written about unlikable characters Anyway, it s about the character s emotional growth Etc etc All true But when you find the central character so annoying that just reading about him makes you twitch, it s probably time to switch to another book.Your mileage may vary For all I know, you re the kind of person who watches marathon scrubs reruns If so, you ll probably love this book"/>
  • Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • High Fidelity
  • Nick Hornby
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 1573225517

About the Author: Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel He is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E M Forster Award and the winner of the 2003 Orange Word International Writers London Award Among his many other honors and awards, four of his titles have been named New York Times Notable Books A film written by Hornby, An Education shown at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim was the lead movie at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival and distributed by Sony that fall That same September, the author published his latest novel, Juliet, Naked to wide acclaim Hornby lives in North London.


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