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Nick Hornby

Teoksen High Fidelity tekijä

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Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on April 17, 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University where he studied English. His books High Fidelity; Fever Pitch, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1992; About a Boy and An Education were all made into movies. His näytä lisää other books include Slam; A Long Way Down; How to Be Good; Songbook; Shakespeare Wrote for Money; and The Polysyllabic Spree. He has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award in 1999 and the Orange Word International Writers' London Award in 2003. In addition to his books, his works have appeared in Esquire, Elle, GQ, Time, and Cosmopolitan. In 2015 his title, Funny Girl made The New York Times Bestseller List. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

High Fidelity (1995) 14,940 kappaletta
Poika (1998) 9,854 kappaletta
Alas on pitkä matka (2005) 8,684 kappaletta
Hyvät ihmiset (2001) 7,727 kappaletta
Hornankattila (1992) 4,700 kappaletta
Juliet riisuttuna (2009) 3,254 kappaletta
Skeittari (2007) 3,131 kappaletta
31 biisiä (2002) 2,327 kappaletta
The Polysyllabic Spree (2004) 2,116 kappaletta
Speaking with the Angel (2001) — Toimittaja — 1,525 kappaletta
Funny Girl (2015) 1,329 kappaletta
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt (2006) 838 kappaletta
Shakespeare Wrote for Money (2008) 612 kappaletta
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree (2006) 565 kappaletta
Just Like You (2020) 446 kappaletta
Ten Years in the Tub (2013) 420 kappaletta
Otherwise Pandemonium (2005) 202 kappaletta
My Favourite Year: A Collection of New Football Writing (1996) — Toimittaja — 169 kappaletta
Brooklyn [2015 film] (2016) — Screenwriter — 158 kappaletta
An Education [screenplay] (2009) 147 kappaletta
Not a Star {story} (2006) 142 kappaletta
Wild [2014 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 138 kappaletta
Stuff I've Been Reading (2013) 122 kappaletta
An Education [2009 film] (2010) — Screenwriter — 111 kappaletta
Everyone's Reading Bastard (2012) 95 kappaletta
The United States of McSweeney's (2009) — Toimittaja — 37 kappaletta
Small Country: Stories (2000) 26 kappaletta
Fever Pitch [1997 film] (1997) — Screenplay — 25 kappaletta
Pray: Notes on a Football Season (2012) 15 kappaletta
Fever Pitch: The Screenplay (1997) 13 kappaletta
NippleJesus. CD (2005) 9 kappaletta
Lonely Avenue [sound recording] (2010) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
High fidelity ; 31 sanger (2005) 7 kappaletta
Był sobie chłopiec (2002) 2 kappaletta
Football Etc (1995) 2 kappaletta
Essential Nick Hornby Collection (2014) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Ölümüne Sadakat 2 kappaletta
Hard Gras / 13 2 kappaletta
Precis som du (2022) 2 kappaletta
Contemporary American Fiction (1992) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Uma Rapariga Endiabrada (2015) 1 kappale
Olet tässä (2022) 1 kappale
Tresak (2011) 1 kappale
pikra... / πίκρα... (2009) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Konnien klubi (2001)eräät painokset2,076 kappaletta
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Avustaja — 1,475 kappaletta
Kesäinen rajuilma (1929) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,337 kappaletta
The Book of Other People (2008) — Avustaja — 749 kappaletta
Click (2007) — Avustaja — 463 kappaletta
Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me (2008) — Johdanto — 361 kappaletta
High Fidelity [2000 film] (2000) — Novel — 336 kappaletta
About a boy [elokuva] (2002) — Novel — 329 kappaletta
The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup (2006) — Avustaja — 158 kappaletta
Granta 76: Music (2001) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta
Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes (1993) — Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
Girls' Night Out/Boys' Night In (2001) — Avustaja — 83 kappaletta
What's Your Story? Postcard Collection (2008) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Picador Book of Sportswriting (1996) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset34 kappaletta
Juliet, Naked [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 20 kappaletta

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Leggendo il libro mi sono resa conto di aver visto, tempo fa, il film: la cosa più interessante è che le scene che ritenevo più senza senso del film nel libro non esistono, per fortuna... Però forse ero prevenuta, non mi è sembrato un romanzo speciale: è piacevole, si legge bene, per me nulla di più.
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Valek626 | 137 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
Gradevole, veloce, proprio una piacevole compagnia.
Non ho capito l'ultima frase, però la interpreto positivamente, va... uhm...
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Valek626 | 112 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
Most of us have musicians we like. Maybe even some we'd say we're obsessed with. But not the way Duncan is with Tucker Crowe in Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked. Tucker was a rocker whose breakup album Juliet was starting to make him famous when suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, he gives up his music career and vanishes. Duncan is so obsessed that he not only runs an online message board where he talks about Tucker's music with other devotees, he also drags his longtime, put-upon girlfriend Annie to America from the small seaside English town where they live to tour the sites most closely associated with Tucker's short career. And then one day, Duncan is sent the acoustic demo versions of the songs on Juliet, which the label intends to release as Juliet, Naked.

Since Duncan is the kind of boyfriend who expects his girlfriend to make sure the home runs without his input, Annie actually gets the new album first when checking the mail, and listens to it, preferring the finished versions. When Duncan puts up a glowing review on his website, she submits her own counterpoint...leading to an email from Tucker himself, the famous recluse agreeing that the original album is better. Tucker, it turns out, is not actually a recluse at all. He lives a normalish life in small-town Pennsylvania with his wife and their small son, the only one of his five children he's actually participated in raising. One thing leads to another, Duncan cheats on and is dumped by Annie, who continues her correspondence with Tucker, whose own relationship has deteriorated beyond repair, and then happens to find himself in England, and you can probably figure out where it goes from there.

I'll be honest: Nick Hornby is a comfort author for me, and I'm predisposed to enjoy his work and let him get away with things I'd be more critical of other authors for. He often uses elements in his work that can get a little same-y: obsessive people, adult man-children struggling towards emotional maturity, sometimes a heart-tugging actual child. But he has a way with characters and especially dialogue that gives his books a sparkle and charm that overpowers his tendencies to hit familiar emotional notes. It might not be clear from the way I wrote about the book, but it's Annie rather than Duncan who's really at the center of the narrative, and her voice as she examines how she got "stuck" with Duncan and how she feels about the time they spent together, is very identifiable. Who hasn't gotten out of a stagnant relationship and felt both the exhilaration of new possibilities and the fear that what you've left behind was as good as it was going to get?

Since I'm already being honest, I will say that this is one of Hornby's lesser efforts. There are a few too many plot points going on, meaning that some of them (Duncan's rebound relationship with the girl he cheated with, Annie's efforts to curate an exhibit for the small local museum, Tucker's other children) get the short shrift. And I think Hornby treats Tucker's poor efforts at fatherhood for all but his youngest child a little too flippantly. More genuine regret there might have given some nice weight to the narrative, and for a book that does deal with some heavy stuff, it could have used it. Overall, though, it's an enjoyable read...as long as you don't think about it too much as you're reading. If you're looking to try out Hornby, I'd recommend About A Boy or High Fidelity first. If you already like Hornby, it likely won't wow you but it has its charms.
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ghneumann | 152 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 14, 2024 |
I really loved About A Boy and High Fidelity, but I was starting to wonder if I’d ever read a Hornby that was actually good instead of just alright again. This one, which tells the story of actress Sophie Straw and the people she works with on the opposites-attract sitcom Barbara (and Jim), is not quite a full return to form but comes very close: sweet, funny, and with sparkling dialogue.
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ghneumann | 67 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 14, 2024 |


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