High Fidelity

High Fidelity

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High Fidelity is Nick Hornby's hilarious and heart-breaking first novel bestseller

Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?

Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn't on it - even though she's just become his latest ex. He's got his life back, you see. He can just do what he wants when he wants: like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behave as if Laura never mattered. But Rob finds he can't move on. He's stuck in a really deep groove - and it's called Laura. Soon, he's asking himself some big questions: about love, about life - and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.

A million-copy bestseller, and adapted into a 2000 film starring John Cusack, High Fidelity explores the world of break-ups, make-ups and what it is to be in love. This astutely observed and wickedly funny book will be enjoyed by readers of David Nicholls and William Boyd, and by generations of readers to come.

'It will give enormous pleasure at the same time as expanding in a small but worthwhile way, the range of English literature' Independent on Sunday

'Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true' Independent

'A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny and moving' Financial Times

Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved great critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and Juliet, Naked. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 177g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241954584
  • 9780241954584
  • 563,092

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If this book was a record, we would be calling it an instant classic. Because that is what it is * Guardian * It will give enormous pleasure at the same time as expanding, in a small but worthwhile way, the range of English literature * Independent on Sunday * Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true * Independent * A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny, and moving * Financial Times * Very funny and extremely cleverly observed * Mail on Sunday * Funny and compulsive * GQ *
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About Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of six bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked and Funny Girl), as well as a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. He has written the screenplays for the films Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn and An Education, which was nominated for an Oscar. He lives in Highbury, north London.
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4 42% (74,574)
3 23% (41,073)
2 5% (8,713)
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