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HIGH FIDELITY

Hornby, Nick.

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ISBN 10: 1573220167 / ISBN 13: 9781573220163
Published by Riverhead Books., NY:, 1995
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Title: HIGH FIDELITY

Publisher: Riverhead Books., NY:

Publication Date: 1995

Edition: 1st edition

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Praised by critics for its wit and contemporary edge, a novel by an up-and-coming English writer follows the love affairs and belated growing up a "Generation X" pop music fanatic and record store owner. First serial, Esquire.

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It has been said often enough that baby boomers are a television generation, but the very funny novel High Fidelity reminds that in a way they are the record-album generation as well. This funny novel is obsessed with music; Hornby's narrator is an early-thirtysomething English guy who runs a London record store. He sells albums recorded the old-fashioned way--on vinyl--and is having a tough time making other transitions as well, specifically adulthood. The book is in one sense a love story, both sweet and interesting; most entertaining, though, are the hilarious arguments over arcane matters of pop music.

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