It is good, it is honest, it is spontaneous. As a young boy, growing up in London and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. In essays about the meaning of the novel, the role of music in poetry, genre fiction vs. . He endorses the Great Books without necessarily voting the Republican ticket. Brimming with wit and honesty, Fever Pitch catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan — and in doing so, what it means to be a man.
In this book, he vividly depicts his troubled relationship with his father,, his time as a teacher, and his first loves, all through the prism of the game, as he explores obsession, and the way it can shape a life. Bookseller: , Merseyside, United Kingdom. He lives in Highbury, north London. I have learned the value of investing time and emotion in things I cannot control, and of belonging to a community whose aspirations I share completely and uncritically. But it has never been very far away from me since then, my one and only image of death; it is an image which instructs.
Arsenal's football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings he'd ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration, and hope. Maybe we will die the night before our team appears at Wembley, or the day after a European Cup first-leg match, or in the middle of a promotion campaign or a relegation battle, and there is every prospect, according to many theories about the afterlife, that we will not be able to discover the eventual outcome. He has written the screenplays for the films Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn and An Education, which was nominated for an Oscar. With a new Afterword by Nick Hornby 'Knowing, bittersweet, and very funny. The man shook his head.
One that looks beyond the happy-clappy cliches into the fiery hell of night feeds and projectile vomiting. We have more than 17 million titles and we also really, really love books. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. The Twentieth Anniversary Edition As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. It worries me, the prospect of dying in mid-season like that, but of course, in all probability I will die sometime between August and May. About the Author Nick Hornby is the author of six bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked and Funny Girl , as well as a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between.
A personally informed journey, Fatherhood - The Truth also touches all the crucial practical bases to make it a one-stop, know-it-all manual for the father-to-be. Bookseller: , Merseyside, United Kingdom. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age. Clarke, Nancy Kress, Lawrence Watt-Evans, George Zebrowski, Philip K. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
I am still reading it, bit by bit. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. For Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things — like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic — have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal. As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, the author had little sense of home. In this hilarious, moving and now-classic book, he vividly depicts his childhood life, his time as a teacher, and his first loves after football , all through the prism of the game, as he insightfully and brilliantly explores obsession, and the way it can shape a life.
If the content not Found, you must refresh this page manually. Then his dad took him to Highbury. I do not wish to die in mid-season but, on the other hand, I am one of those who would, I think, be happy to have my ashes scattered over the Highbury pitch although I understand that there are restrictions: too many widows contact the club, and there are fears that the turf would not respond kindly to the contents of urn after urn. It would be nice to think that I could hang around inside the stadium in some form, and watch the first team one Saturday, the reserves the next; I would like to feel that my children and grandchildren will be Arsenal fans and that I could watch with them. As a young boy, growing up in London and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, the author had little sense of home. This title presents his story.
Whether you access your eBooks via your computer, tablet, iPhone or Android smartphone, or electronic reading device - online or offline, wherever you go, your eBooks will be there and accessible to you. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Also, how it affects the people around you, when the game affects you so much on a very deeper level compared to any friendships or romantic relationships. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search form widget. Reading books is the favourite pastime of many people.
There will be hundreds of loose ends. When Birmingham beat Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup final, their goal was scored due to a mix-up between a Frenchman and a Pole. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic. With Lionel Trilling at his back, Krystal casts a cold eye on contemporary culture and discerns a lack of discrimination between the truly great and the merely good, and the fairly good and just plain bad. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. As we walked towards the railway station after the game, we saw the man lying in the road, partially covered by a raincoat, a purple-and-blue Palace scarf around his neck.
Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. What he finds is that the ground has shifted. And on my first visit to Selhurst Park with my friend Frog, I saw a dead body, still my first, and learned a little bit about, well, life itself. I've read no better account of what being a fan really means. And, of course, the two idiotic teenagers gawping at a tiny tragedy with unembarrassed fascination, even glee.