Friday, November 27, 2009

Book 12/60: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


So the purpose of this project was to pick up and read some thing I wouldn't normally pick up and read on my own.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

High Fidelity has been made into a movie and a Broadway musical. All I can tell from the comments and the synopsis on the back are that it's a very dry, witty examination of sex and masculinity from the viewpoint of a disenchanted thirty-something who has yet to "get it right," whether you're speaking relationships or sex. The guy also runs a record store, and so apparently a major part of the narrative is he and his employee buddies debating top five lists on all things pop culture.

In short, this book appears to be everything that I am not. I'm kind of excited about that, but hopefully it's not so full of jokes only to be understood by the in-crowd culturally speaking, because I haven't been too current on pop culture since Hammer Time was burning up the airwaves.

Not joking.

Anyway, love, sex, pop music, and cynicism, here I come!

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