Saturday, June 20, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: High Fidelity

"My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order: 1. Alison Ashworth 2. Penny Hardwick 3. Jackie Allen 4. Charlie Nicholson 5. Sarah Kendrew." -- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. This is going to be pure fun. I watched the movie when it came out and loved it. But I did not realize it was a book. Normally, my rule is to read the book first, then wait a while and watch the movie. Since I saw the movie of this first, I waited for several years to read the book. Maybe a little weird, but I wanted to wait until I forgot the details.

4 comments :

Caitlin said...

Another one of my favorite books. So very funny & lovely. Enjoy!

Charley said...

I liked this book, as well, and the movie! I haven't had much luck with Hornby's other books, though, but some of my friends really enjoy him.

An Anonymous Child said...

It's always so great to find first sentences that right off the bat give the reader such a good impression what the book is about. It's the best possible way to figure out if a book is worth buying. Plus, as you said, pure fun. I haven't read "High Fidelity" nor seen the movie but it'll be hard to resist now...

Mary Bisbee-Beek said...

A great book and a great film! And also a great book and film and also by Hornby is ABOUT A BOY!

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