High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

Last night, I finished reading Nick Hornby’s bestseller “High Fidelity“.

I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I saw the movie, starring John Cusack and Jack Black, which I really really liked.

I enjoyed the book a lot, and now I see what a great job they did with the movie transforming the book to film. I really like Nick Hornby’s humour and his first-person narrator style of writing.

The book is about a thirtysomething English guy who runs a London record store called “Championship Vinyl”. He’s very serious about music and sells all these rare albums and singles on vinyl. His love life is a mess and he’s having a tough time making the transition into adulthood.
It’s a funny, sweet, light take on life and love.

I somehow relate to the main character, not in his life and his unhappiness, but in some aspects of his thinking and personality.

This is a really fun and cool story, so I recommend you both read the book and watch the movie.

My score for this book: 8/10.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

2 thoughts on “High Fidelity – Nick Hornby”

  1. High Fidelity is a great read. Nick Hornby is the first current novelist whose writing I identify with. After High Fidelity I read About A Boy which I found an even better book. But then came How To Be A Good which was a disappointment and this year’s A Long Way Down which I just couldn’t get myself to like. Hopefully his next book will be return to form.

  2. I really enjoyed High Fidelity, both the book and the movie. As for “About A Boy”, I watched the movie and really liked it too. I haven’t read the book yet though. What you said about it puts it on my To-Read list. Thanks 🙂

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