Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: High Fidelity By: Nick Hornby

High FidelityHigh Fidelity by Nick Hornby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rob is dealing with a crisis. He has reached the point that being 35 almost 36 looking at his life and what he has done and what has mattered is made up into compilation tapes. Running a record store that is going under, losing his latest girl Laura, and finding that he has to pay people he barely knows to come out to hang for his birthday - well, the insight comes and goes.
Rob's character is makes no apologizes for how he feels, he simply does feel the way he does. His life is filled with lists and songs, with memories and regrets, with anger, a lot of anger. He is a boy that soon wakes to find the world has grown up without him and he is lost, he is fearful. At times I really disliked him for these reasons and other times I felt the author's boldness to portray someone so real to be fresh and as a reader you want the "underdog" to win. This is not a light read, filled with heavy emotions, a depth to the interactions within and without the characters.

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