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High Fidelity
High Fidelity
Author: Nick Hornby
ISBN-13: 9780140295566
ISBN-10: 0140295569
Publication Date: 11/25/2004
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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If you haven't seen the movie, you should. If you haven't read the book, well it's better than the movie. Nick Hornby is one of the best music writers living, and High Fidelity is a fun romp through one man's head.
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Was an okay book, liked 'About a Boy' much better. Was slightly better than the film, but not very engaging.
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I loved the movie and so I read the book - it was even better than the movie! It's also exposed me to some music that I love as well. Also read Hornby's Songbook - almost a memoir; a guide to songs he loves and why.
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A great book. If you like should read Nick's other books. This book is filled with Love, Love Lost...and a Man searching for answers.
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Good Story! I loved the movie with John Cusack and hadn't realized it was based on a book. What a wonderful surprise that the movie followed the book closely!!!
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I absolutely loved the beginning of this book! It sucked me in right away and didnt let up for the whole first part. However, though I thoroughly enjoyed the book as a whole, the second part of the book didnt have quite the same appeal for me that the first part did.

I really enjoyed Robs (the main characters) perspective on relationships and life in general. Hes quite insecure in many ways, but its easy to relate to his thoughts and feelings, especially when he puts such a humorous twist on things. I really loved reading about the dynamic of the record shop and his employees. The guys he works with are just classic characters, the type of guys you feel like you know.

The ending was a little cheesy for my taste, but overall I really enjoyed the book and Im planning to read Hornbys other novels. There are so many others to choose from, I don't know where to start!