Thursday, June 25, 2009

Author of the Day: Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is a favorite author of mine because I enjoyed High Fidelity so much.

I did not realize he had so many non-fiction books in addition to his novels. Fever Pitch is a memoir about being an avid football fan. Songbook is a collection of essays inspired by certain pop songs. The last three on the list intrigue me the most because they are collections of Hornby's book reviews from The Believer magazine.

Those I have read are in red; those on my TBR shelf are in blue.

(1995) High Fidelity (reviewed here)
(1998) About a Boy
(2001) How to Be Good
(2005) A Long Way Down
(2007) Slam
(2009) Juliet, Naked (reviewed here)

(1992) Fever Pitch
(2003) Songbook (called 31 Songs in England)
(2004) The Polysyllabic Spree (reviewed here)
(2006) Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
(2008) Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Last updated on March 19, 2012.


  1. So, I'm *not* the only one who hasn't read The Polysyllabic Spree and it's successors yet? Excellent!


  2. I haven't read any of his novels, but liked The Polysyllabic Spree very much.

  3. I had never even heard of The Polysyllabic Spree until I drafted this post. Shows how behind the times I am when it comes to pop culture.

  4. I read High Fidelity and A Long Way Down too, also enjoyed Slam and About a Boy. Hornby always surprises me by having depth underneath the light humor on the surface. But I didn't know he had a new one coming out in September, huzzah! Seems like Slam just came out!

  5. I haven't had the chance to read any Hornby yet, but I did enjoy the movie High Fidelity. I don't suppose that counts though, does it...


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