It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.
– Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
I have recently been reminded of this book and its fabulousness. If you haven’t read it, do so. Light read but very very funny.
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>I saw the movie before knowing about the book, and tend to think that one will ruin the other (built up preconceptions and all) hence why I haven’t read it. But I do love the movie – one of my all time favorites. And a great soundtrack.
>Good ol’ Nick Hornby said a mouthful there.
>daknees: i LOVE the movie. i haven’t got the soundtrack but now that i think of it, it would be pretty fabulous. must find it…david: didn’t he though? makes you think eh? :P
>I’ll add it to my list… I really need to start typing up that list… my brain isn’t big enough. My synapses can’t meet up fats enough to remember all those books.
>I have to disagree. The book irked me (although I lovvvvvved About a boy)and I was reluctant to watch the movie. Finally saw it a few weeks ago and LOVED the movie.
>radmama: ha that’s so funny ’cause i didn’t like the movie the first time i saw it (built up expectations as daknees said)…now it’s one of my all-time favs though. about a boy WAS fabulous. in book and film.
>Hornby is a great writer, and I enjoyed the translation from book to film. Also liked ‘About A Boy’, have you read anything else by him? Didn’t he write ‘Fever Pitch’ as well?
>He did write Fever Pitch, but it’s less fiction and more football from my understanding.
>yeah i wasn’t as big a fan of ‘fever pitch’ largely because i’m not a football fan.