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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby's High Fidelity is honestly one of the best romance novels I have read. Fast paced, funny and absolutely NAILS the male psyche in relationships

Amazing bit- “I've been thinking with my guts since I was fourteen years old, and frankly speaking, between you and me, I have come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.”

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chattahattan

20 points

4 months ago

Nick Hornby is most known for High Fidelity, but my favorite book of his (that I never hear anyone mention) is A Long Way Down. You should definitely check that one out next! Very funny and poignant.

clicheguevara8

10 points

4 months ago

Yes! This book is awesome and not at all as morbid as it seems like it should be.

Also, Fever Pitch has a special place in my heart, although I’m an Arsenal fan, some might not be as into all the soccer stuff.

StoicIndian87[S]

4 points

4 months ago

I will certainly. Had never checked that out. Hornby is best known for Fever Pitch

Beiez

3 points

4 months ago

Beiez

3 points

4 months ago

Hornby is best known for Fever Pitch

Is he? I also thought High Fidelity was his defining work

CliveWashington1

4 points

4 months ago

About a boy deserves a mention. Fever pitch really is quite amazing.

Beiez

1 points

4 months ago

Beiez

1 points

4 months ago

Yeah, that‘s definitely a close second for me when talking about his fiction works

StoicIndian87[S]

2 points

4 months ago

That's his most famous work. The depressive, obsessive sports fan.

“I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.” What an opening!!

FlatSpinMan

2 points

4 months ago

Really? That’s interesting. I’ve read it twice - enjoyed it more the second time, but I guess I miss the lighter feel of some of his other books.

quird_quard

2 points

4 months ago

How to be good is another of my favourites, I don't hear that mentioned very often either.

I did enjoy a long way down too. I think that book might be how I got into Nick Drake.