High Fidelity (TV Tie-In)

Nick Hornby (Author)
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Description

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

Now a Hulu series starring Zoë Kravitz!

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.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593191767
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About the Author

Nick Hornby is the author of several internationally bestselling novels including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as several works of nonfiction, including Fever Pitch, Songbook, and Ten Years in the Tub. He has written screenplay adaptions of Lynn Barber's An Education, which was nominated for an Academy Award, Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn. He lives in London.

Reviews

Praise for High Fidelity

"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."--Zoë Kravitz

"As funny, compulsive and contemporary a first novel as you could wish for."--GQ

"One of the top ten books of the year."--Entertainment Weekly

"It is rare that a book so hilarious is also so sharp about sex and manliness, memory and music."--The New Yorker

"Mr. Hornby captures the loneliness and childishness of adult life with such precision and wit that you'll find yourself nodding and smiling. High Fidelity fills you with the same sensation that you get from hearing a debut record album that has more charm and verve and depth than anything you can recall."--The New York Times Book Review

"Hornby's seamless prose and offhand humor make for one hilarious set piece after another, as suffering, self-centered Rob ruminates on women, sex, and Abbey Road. But then he's forced to consider loneliness, fitting-in, death, and failure--and that is what lingers."--Spin

"Keep this book away from your girlfriend--it contains too many of your secrets to let it fall into the wrong hands."--Details