While reading A Long way down and About a boy I already knew this book was almost universally considered Hornby's best. And I completely agree. I read it on the plane to San Francisco and finished in the hotel the same evening. It's an ideal plane book, but would be ideal for any circumstances. Laughed a lot, liked all the obscure music references and the 5-best lists; great book.

12 December 2008


Had already seen the movie a couple of times and liked it, but the relation book/movie is not either/or, fortunately. Like A Long way down, this is a quick-paced, witty book, although I liked this one better. The characters are better developed and more interesting to read about. All this is but a stepping stone to what almost everyone calls his best, High Fidelity. Will be reading that in the plane...

10 December 2008


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