High Fidelity

High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby

“It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently, or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” So says Rob Gordon, a record store owner in London who loves wasting his day making ‘top 5’ lists of music and movies with his two socially inept co-workers. He’s also just been dumped by his girlfriend. To cope with his loss, he, of course, makes a top 5 list of his all-time memorable break-ups. Through these confusing times, Rob tries to understand his real life by the only way he knows how: read as many books and listen to as much music he can and figure out how those authors and musicians dealt with their own problems and apply them to his own life.

About the Author

Nick Hornby is a successful novelist living in England who has written many popular books, including About A Boy, Fever Pitch, How To Be Good, and Juliet, Naked. Several of his books have been turned into films, including High Fidelity (starring John Cusack), Fever Pitch (starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore), and About A Boy (starring Hugh Grant). Along with many short stories and his monthly column in The Believer, Hornby had also written the screenplay to the successful film An Education.

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