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High Fidelity
High Fidelity
Author: Nick Hornby
Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him and he's both miserable and relieved. After all, he could have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection. Rob seeks refuge in the company of Barry and Dick, the offbeat clerks at his store who endlessly review their to...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781573228213
ISBN-10: 1573228214
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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 Soccer..you 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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One of my favorites, tough to put down!
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great dialogue, clever, and doesn't feel forced.
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definitely not the type of book i would recommend to just anyone, but it was a good take on pop culture obsession and relationships. if you can't relate to infatuations with musicians and record store binges, you may miss a lot of the significance of what hornby writes, but i rather liked the references and musician babble. the love story behind is well conceived and entertaining, and much more honest than i was expecting. hornby definitely spills a load of secrets that the typical man would leave upspoken.


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