FEVER PITCH by Nick Hornby

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The story:
The book starts with Rob’s girlfriend Laura en ding their long-term relationship – it’s not really working anymore. This starts the self-examination that characterises the whole book.
High Fidelity is about Top 5s– Rob often spontaneously breaks out into describing his top 5 albums, bands or singles, often completely out of the blue and unrelated to any sense of plot line. The brush-off from Laura brings about a significant Top 5 – Top 5 hardest all-time break-ups.
Starting as a list purely to feel better about this break-up, he takes it a step further and decides the use the list for some form of catharsis. Deciding to seek out each one of the Top5, he wants to work out why his relationships have failed to work.
And it’s this simple premise upon which the rest of the book is pretty much based, with parallel strands of storyline thrown up for added colour. One particularly hilarious section is when Laura moves in with the tantric guru who happens to live in the same block of flats as Rob – the descriptions of this character are hilarious.
There’s more to the book that this simple description, but you’ll have to find that out for yourself!

About the author:
Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, in 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University and taught English to foreign students while reviewing for magazines including Time Out and the Literary Review. His first book, a series of critical essays on American novelists, was published in 1992. Fever Pitch, his memoir of a life devoted to Arsenal football club, was published in 1992. It won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was adapted as both a play and a film, the latter starring Colin Firth.
His fiction continues to explore male obsessions, crises and weaknesses. His first novel, High Fidelity (1995), is the story of an obsessive record collector and list-maker, and was adapted as a film in 2000 starring John Cusack. His second novel, About a Boy (1998), focuses on the growing relationship between 30-something Will Freeman and Marcus, a 12-year-old boy. A film version, starring Hugh Grant, premiered in 2002. His novel, How to Be Good (2001), explores contemporary morals, marriage and parenthood. It won the WH Smith Award for Fiction in 2002. His most recent books are 31 Songs (2003), which celebrates 31 songs of great significance to the author, and A Long Way Down (2005), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award and for a 2006 Commonweath Writers Prize.
In 1999 Nick Hornby was awarded the E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Excerpt from book:

FEVER PITCH by Nick Hornby
Sprache: Englisch
Broschiert - 239 Seiten - Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2000
ISBN: 0140295577
Preis: € 8,95

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