High Fidelity

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1996 - Fiction - 352 pages
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"I've always loved Nick Hornby, and the way he writes characters and the way he thinks. It's funny and heartbreaking all at the same time."—ZoŽ Kravitz

From the bestselling author of About a Boy, A Long Way Down and Dickens and Prince, a wise and hilarious novel about love, heartbreak, and rock and roll.

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? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films; top five Elvis Costello songs; top five episodes of Cheers.

Rob tries dating a singer, but maybe it’s just that he’s always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think that life with kids, marriage, barbecues, and soft rock CDs might not be so bad.†

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

"It's not what you like but what you are like that's important." 'High Fidelity' is essentially a book about relationships and is largely told in a stream of consciousness format. Rob, is a mid ... Read full review

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User Review  - AngelaLam - LibraryThing

I met Nick Hornby and we talked about how this novel got me through postpartum depression. At the time, neither one of us knew we had autistic children. It's great what Nick has done for autistic children in England. I would love to start a school like that here in the States. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Nick Hornby is the author of seven internationally bestselling novels (Funny Girl, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slam†and†Juliet, Naked)†and several†works of †non-fiction†including†Fever Pitch,†Songbook†and†Ten Years In The Tub. He has written screenplay adaptions of Lynn Barber’s An Education, nominated for an Academy Award, Cheryl Strayed's†Wild†and Colm TůibŪn’s Brooklyn. He lives in London.

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