High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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High Fidelity Read Online Free - 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 (Reservoir Dogs...); top five Elvis Costello songs ("Alison"...); top five episodes of Cheers (the one where Woody sang his stupid song to Kelly...). Rob tries dating a singer whose rendition of "Baby, I Love Your Way" makes him cry. 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 (awful as it sounds) that life as an episode of thirtysomething, with all the kids and marriages and barbecues and k.d. lang CD's that this implies, might not be so bad.

Title : High Fidelity
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ISBN : 1573225517
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 334 pages


Jenn(ifer) rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2015

I have a problem. You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I’m all thumbs. Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy’s grasp. Rob is my soul mate, you see. He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too-much-in-our-own-head-for-our-own-...

Rick rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2008

I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating. So sue me. Book buying isn't, you know, a quick thing for me. I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I've chosen. In short, I only read things I'm really likely to like. So, I wi...

David rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 14, 2007

Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable. But not this time. I couldn't stand the self-pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists. Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag (Zachy M...

Samadrita rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2013

High Fidelity is several things at once. It is a specimen of guylit (I just invented the term yes) - romance and single life explained from the point of view of a man. And we have so few of those. It is a humorous reflection on life and its many failings. And lastly, it is the tale of a Brit single...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2007

Top Five Reasons to Read This Book: 1) Offers multiple opportunities to fall off your chair laughing. 2) Draws entirely convincing characters making stupid decisions and dealing with the repercussions. 3) Reminds you of all sorts of artists you must check out further. 4) Answers the "what if" questio...

Joey Woolfardis rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 15, 2018

Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. I used to think-and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do-that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps. And...

Agnieszka rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2017

Rob runs a record store in London, has two weird sidekicks, creates silly top-five lists of everything and his girlfriend Laura has just finished with him. What more could I say about him ? Well, Rob is thirty-five selfish asshole, pompous snob and a pathetic, emotionally immature loser. But I st...

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

June 03, 2008

This is the only Nick Hornby book I've read, and it seemed like a good introduction to the genre I imagine must be called "dick lit." I read it on a plane to the West Coast, and it was the perfect thing: started at take-off, finished just before landing, this had the perfect proportions of light...

Jr rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2013

Remember all those Romantic films or even the hapless Romantic Comedies you’ve seen, the infinitesimal, clichéd and hopelessly repetitive plots? The same guy and gal meet somewhere odd or mildly weird so that things are interesting. Probably a boss and employee type of thing (The Proposal? Go to...

spaceboy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 13, 2016

You mean the book where a pompous sack of sexist shit gets to not only take a dump on his independent ex-girlfriend, while acting pretentious based off of his 'extraordinary' music tastes, but gets her back and somehow everything between them just isn't just fixed - but somehow miraculously bette...

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