La casa editrice Guanda celebra i vent'anni di un libro che ha fatto epoca.
Buon compleanno Alta fedeltà
Trentacinquenne appassionato di musica pop, ex dj e attualmente proprietario di un negozio di dischi in cattive acque, Rob Fleming è pieno di interrogativi che lo inquietano. La ragazza lo ha appena lasciato; se per caso ritornasse, sarebbe capace di amarla totalmente, disperatamente come adesso? E inoltre: non farebbe meglio a smettere una buona volta di vivere in mezzo ai cd e a trovarsi un vero lavoro, a farsi una vera casa, una vera famiglia? In una Londra irrequieta e vibrante, le avventure, gli amori, la passione per la musica, i sogni e le disillusioni di una generazione ancora piena di voglia di vivere. Commovente, scanzonato, amaro ma soprattutto molto divertente, Alta fedeltà è il libro culto della nuova narrativa inglese, diventato un grande successo internazionale.
- ISBN: 8823512662
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 266
I have a problem. You see, when it comes to reviewing my favorite books, I’m all thumbs. Coherent thoughts elude me and float downstream like a toy boat escaping from a little boy’s grasp. Rob is my soul mate, you see. He and I are the same fucked up, insecure, too-much-in-our-own-head-for-our-own-goo Leggi tutto
Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable. But not this time. I couldn't stand the self-pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists. Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag (Zachy McWh Leggi tutto
I realize that I give far too many books a four or five star rating. So sue me. Book buying isn't, you know, a quick thing for me. I browse, I choose, I read the blurbs inside, I deliberate, I read a chapter from ever book I've chosen. In short, I only read things I'm really likely to like. So, I will Leggi tutto
I still don't know why I rated High Fidelity 5 stars. Most of these books don't stand a chance against an early Agatha Christie or a modern cozy, or a book by Dawkins... but I put all of them on the same level. I'm going to watch the movie first time later this day. Most books that have first person Leggi tutto
Ah, nostalgia! This book takes place in the mid-90s. Even though the protagonist is in his 30s, the content really does take me back to my time in high school and college. Everything was music and concerts – and a lot of the music he talks about is the music everyone was into back then. Also, I was Leggi tutto
Every once in a while a writer will strike literary gold with a character whose popularity reaches iconic levels. I can think of a few offhand: Mary Poppins, Forrest Gump, Pippi Longstocking. We've all encountered these iconic characters before; some are distinctly regional, others manage worldwide
We all have a handful of books that we feel were written specifically for us, as if the author took us out for dinner and drinks (lots of drinks, on the author's tab) and interviewed us on the important things (in no particular order, except the order in which I thought of these): love, faith, art,
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. The Leggi tutto
”The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most, and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives.” Rob Fleming owns a record stor Leggi tutto
High Fidelity is several things at once. It is a specimen of guylit (I just invented the term yes) - romance and single life explained from the point of view of a man. And we have so few of those. It is a humorous reflection on life and its many failings. And lastly, it is the tale of a Brit singleton Leggi tutto
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