In una Londra irrequieta e vibrante, le avventure, gli amori, la passione per la musica, i sogni e le disillusioni di una generazione di trentenni piena di voglia di vivere. Commovente, scanzonato, amaro ma soprattutto molto divertente, Alta fedeltà è il libro culto della narrativa inglese, diventato un grande successo internazionale.
- ISBN: 8823514576
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 256
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
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
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 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
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,
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
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
Top Five Reasons to Read This Book: 1) Offers multiple opportunities to fall off your chair laughing. 2) Draws entirely convincing characters making stupid decisions and dealing with the repercussions. 3) Reminds you of all sorts of artists you must check out further. 4) Answers the "what if" questions Leggi tutto
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge , based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. I used to think-and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do-that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps. And t
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