Author(s): Nick Hornby
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Absolutely THE book for any music lover, particularly music snobs, High Fidelity is set in a record shop in London and has been adapted into a movie, TV series and Broadway musical. Rob and co-workers mix music talk with life discussions as Rob looks back on five breakups in his life. One of Hornby's best loved novels.
Elisa, Book Grocer