Nick Hornby

Having read Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity, I can understand why The New Yorker asked him to be their pop music critic. Many people feel this was mistake, but you can see why they made it: Hornby’s constant references to pop culture could easily be mistaken for enthusiasm… if only the moral conflicts in his books didn’t so frequently hinge upon the main character realizing that they had frittered away huge chunks of their lives obsessing over completely frivolous crap. Still, Hornby describes his decidedly mixed feelings about pop culture with enough humor and charm to entertain readers.



Other Recommendations:
The Adrian Mole books, by Sue Townsend

Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon

Anything by Dave Eggers
Posted by: Julia


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