“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” ― Nick Hornby, High FidelityNick Hornby's High Fidelity is a book about growing up, staying the same and having lists.
Rob, a thirty-five year old record store owner asks the following questions:
Is it possible to share your life with someone whose record collection is incompatible with your own? Can people have terrible taste and still be worth knowing? Do songs about broken hearts and misery and loneliness mess up your life if consumed in excess?
And compiles the following lists:
Most Memorable Split Ups
Top 5 Favorite Books
Top 5 Films
Top 5 Dream Jobs
It's a story about midlife crisis, relationships and life in general, from a man's point of view.
Nick Hornby writes in his usual sharp and wittingly biting way that would make you laugh out loud, frown and ponder.
It's funny and sad. Witty and unbelievably awesome.
It's for people who love music but wants to read a good book.
If you want to understand the quirky side of men and their take on relationships, go get a copy and start reading.
Source: Nick Hornby's Official Website