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Title:High Fidelity (French Edition)
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Author:Nick Hornby
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Category:Fiction, Humor, Romance, Music, Contemporary

High Fidelity (French Edition) by Nick Hornby

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC High Fidelity (French Edition) From the bestselling author of Funny Girl About a Boy and A Long Way Down a wise and hilarious novel about love heartbreak and rock and roll .

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 top five Elvis Costello songs top five episodes of Cheers .

Rob tries dating a singer 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 that life with kids marriage barbecues and soft rock CDs might not be so bad

High Fidelity

Do you know your desert island all time top five most memorable split ups br br Rob does He keeps a list in fact But Laura isn t on it even though she s just become his latest ex He s got his life back you see He can just do what he wants when he wants like listen to whatever music he likes look up the girls that are on his list and generally behave as if Laura never mattered But Rob finds he can t move on He s stuck in a really deep groove and it s called Laura Soon he s asking himself some big questions about love about life and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do

About a Boy

i How cool was Will Freeman i br br Too cool At thirty six he s as hip as a teenager He s single child free goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear He s also found a great way to score with women attend single parents groups full of available and grateful mothers all hoping to meet a Nice Guy br br Which is how Will meets Marcus the oldest twelve year old on the planet Marcus is a bit strange he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers But Marcus latches on to Will and won t let go Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool And can Marcus help Will just to grow up

A Long Way Down

In his eagerly awaited fourth novel i New York Times i bestselling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they ve reached the end of the line br br Meet Martin JJ Jess and Maureen Four people who come together on New Year s Eve a former TV talk show host a musician a teenage girl and a mother Three are British one is American They encounter one another on the roof of Topper s House a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives br br In four distinct and riveting first person voices Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice circumstance and their own mortality This is a tale of connections made and missed punishing regrets and the grace of second chances br br Intense hilarious provocative and moving i A Long Way Down i is a novel about suicide that is surprisingly full of life br br i What s your jumping off point br br Maureen br Why is it the biggest sin of all All your life you re told that you ll be going to this marvelous place when you pass on And the one thing you can do to get you there a bit quicker is something that stops you getting there at all Oh I can see that it s a kind of queue jumping But if someone jumps the queue at the post office people tut Or sometimes they say Excuse me I was here first They don t say You will be consumed by hellfire for all eternity That would be a bit strong br br Martin br I d spent the previous couple of months looking up suicides on the Internet just out of curiosity And nearly every single time the coroner says the same thing He took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed And then you read the story about the poor bastard His wife was sleeping with his best friend he d lost his job his daughter had been killed in a road accident some months before Hello Mr Coroner I m sorry but there s no disturbed mental balance here my friend I d say he got it just right br br Jess br I was at a party downstairs It was a shit party full of all these ancient crusties sitting on the floor drinking cider and smoking huge spliffs and listening to weirdo space out reggae At midnight one of them clapped sarcastically and a couple of others laughed and that was it Happy New Year to you too You could have turned up to that party as the happiest person in London and you d still have wanted to jump off the roof by five past twelve And I wasn t the happiest person in London anyway Obviously br br JJ br New Year s Eve was a night for sentimental losers It was my own stupid fault Of course there d be a low rent crowd up there I should have picked a classier date like March when Virginia Woolf took her walk into the river or November Nick Drake If anybody had been on the roof on either of those nights the chances are they would have been like minded souls rather than hopeless f ck ups who had somehow persuaded themselves that the end of a calendar year is in any way significant i

How to Be Good

In Nick Hornby s i How to Be Good i Katie Carr is certainly i trying i to be That s why she became a GP That s why she cares about Third World debt and homelessness and struggles to raise her children with a conscience It s also why she puts up with her husband David the self styled Angriest Man in Holloway But one fateful day she finds herself in a Leeds parking lot having just slept with another man What Katie doesn t yet realize is that her fall from grace is just the first step on a spiritual journey more torturous than the interstate at rush hour Because prompted by his wife s actions David is about to stop being angry He s about to become good not politically correct organic food eating good but good in the fashion of the Gospels And that s no easier in modern day Holloway than it was in ancient Israel p Hornby means us to take his title literally How can we be good and what does that mean However quite apart from demanding that his readers scrub their souls with the nearest available Brillo pad he also mesmerizes us with that cocktail of wit and compassion that has become his trademark The result is a multifaceted jewel of a book a hilarious romp a painstaking dissection of middle class mores and a powerfully sympathetic portrait of a marriage in its death throes It s hard to know whether to laugh or cry as we watch David forcing his kids to give away their computers drawing up schemes for the mass redistribution of wealth and inviting his wife s most desolate patients round for a Sunday roast But that s because i How to Be Good i manages to be both brutally truthful and full of hope It won t outsell the Bible but it s a lot funnier i Matthew Baylis i br br br From i Publishers Weekly i br Kate a doctor wife and mother is in the midst of a difficult decision whether to leave or stay with her bitter sarcastic husband David who proudly writes a local newspaper column called The Angriest Man in Holloway The long term marriage has gone stale but is it worth uprooting the children and the comfortable lifestyle Then David meets a faith healer called Dr Goodnews and suddenly converts to an idealistic do gooder donating the children s computer to an orphanage giving away the family s Sunday dinner to homeless people and inviting runaways to stay in the guest room and convincing the neighbors to do likewise Barber gives an outstanding performance as Kate humorously conveying her mounting irritation at having her money and belongings donated to strangers her guilt at not feeling more generous and her hilarious desire for revenge Barber brilliantly portrays each eccentric character hippie ish Goodnews crusading David petulant children and poignantly the hesitant halting Barmy Brian a mentally deficient patient of Kate s who needs looking after Barber s stellar performance turns a worthy novel into a must listen event Simultaneous release with Riverhead hardcover Forecasts June p

Juliet, Naked

Annie loves Duncan or thinks she does Duncan loves Annie but then all of a sudden he doesn t Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe a reclusive Dylanish singer songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago Annie stops loving Duncan and starts getting her own life br br In doing so she initiates an e mail correspondence with Tucker and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they ve got Tucker s been languishing and he s unnervingly aware of it living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin his young son Jackson But then there s also the new material he s about to release to the world an acoustic stripped down version of his greatest album i Juliet i entitled i Juliet Naked i br br What happens when a washed up musician looks for another chance And miles away a restless childless woman looks for a change i Juliet Naked i is a powerfully engrossing humblingly humorous novel about music love loneliness and the struggle to live up to one s promise

Fever Pitch

In America it is soccer But in Great Britain it is the real football No pads no prayers no prisoners And that s before the players even take the field br br Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived Call it predestiny Or call it preschool i Fever Pitch i is his tribute to a lifelong obsession Part autobiography part comedy part incisive analysis of insanity Hornby s award winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy its community its defining role in thousands of young mens coming of age stories i Fever Pitch i is one for the home team But above all it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season

Funny Girl

Set in s London i Funny Girl i is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ing nue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters br br Insightful and humorous Nick Hornby s i Funny Girl i does what he does best endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed and forces us to examine ourselves in the process


Bestselling author Nick Hornby delivers his first novel for young adults br br For year old Sam life is about to get extremely complicated He and his girlfriend make that ex girlfriend Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all br br Nick Hornby s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man


b b b All I have to say about these songs is that I love them and want to sing along to them and force other people to listen to them and get cross when these other people don t like them as much as I do Nick Hornby from b i Songbook i br b b br Songs songwriters and why and how they get under our skin i Songbook i is Nick Hornby s labor of love A shrewd funny and completely unique collection of musings on pop music why it s good what makes us listen and love it and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape

The Polysyllabic Spree

The Polysyllabic Spree is the first title in the Believer Book series which collects essays by and interviews with some of our favorite authors George Saunders Zadie Smith Michel Houellebecq Janet Malcolm Jim Shepard and Haruki Murakami to name a few In his monthly column Stuff I ve Been Reading Nick Hornby lists the books he s purchased and the books he s read that month they almost never overlap and briefly discusses the books he s actually read The Polysyllabic Spree includes selected passages from the novels biographies collections of poetry and comics discussed in the column

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