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High Fidelity

by Nick Hornby

‘Do you know your desert island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?’

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 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 stick in a really deep grove – 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.

‘Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love.’ Independent

‘A triumphant first novel. True to life and moving.’ Financial Times

‘Extremely cleverly observed.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Funny and compulsive.’ GQ

#97 in ABC My Favourite Book 


01 January, 1995

About Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was born in 1957, and is the author of the novels SlamHigh FidelityAbout a BoyHow to be Good and A Long Way Down. He is also the author of Fever Pitch, a book on his life as a devoted supporter of Arsenal Football Club, and has edited the collection of short stories Speaking with the Angel. He has also written a book about his favourite songs, 31 Songs, and his reading habits,The Complete Polysyllabic Spree. His latest book is Juliet, Naked. In 1999, he was awarded the E. M. Forster award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives and works in Highbury, North London.

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