Fever Pitch

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Penguin Books Limited, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
27 Reviews
'A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book - inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming' Jim White, Independent

'Whether you are interested in football or not, this is tears-running-down-your-face funny, read-bits-out-loud-to-complete-strangers funny, but also highly perceptive and honest about Hornby's obsession and the state of the game. Fever Pitchis not only the best football book ever written, it's the funniest book of the year' Nicholas Lezard, GQ

'Fever Pitchtranscends the mundane and the sporty to say something about the way we live' Steve Grant, Time Out

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User Review  - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing

I don't really know what I expected, but Fever Pitch is, despite the critical acclaim, just a bloke talking about football for 250 pages. It's not a rom-com like the film (the good one with Colin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony2704 - LibraryThing

Great book even for the non Arsenal fan. I can totally associate with Hornby's frustrations and joys. One of the few football based books that all fans could read and enjoy. Great to re-live the 80's Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Nick Hornbywas born in 1957. He is the author of five novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium.

Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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