Nick Hornby and Company!

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A Long Way Down
1.  A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Is Life Worth Living? That's the big question of this comic novel, his latest. Despite what might seem like a depressing topic: suicide -- it's actually FUNNY, entertaining, humane, unconventional."
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High Fidelity
2.  High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "The masterpiece. The heart and soul of Nick Hornby. Maybe the best guy book ever written. The character of JJ in A LONG WAY DOWN is related to HIGH FIDELITY in many ways. Read both novels!"
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31 Songs
3.  31 Songs by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Even if you don't agree with Hornby's choices in music, you must appreciate the style in which he writes these essays about his favorite records/musicians. Once again his passion shines through!"
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The Losers Club
4.  The Losers Club by Richard Perez
The list author says:
  "A heartfelt and highly entertaining novel; Martin has a poet's heart and is in love with a gal who won't love him back, which propels him into the subculture of the personals with hilarious results."
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About a Boy
5.  About a Boy by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Another romantic comedy of sorts, involving issues of masculinity and now - gasp! -- potential parenthood, in the shape of a 12-year-old boy, Marcus. Light-hearted and funny, once again."
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The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man's Struggle with the Monthly Tide of the Books He's Bought and the Books He's Been Meaning to Read
6.  The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man's Struggle with the Monthly Tide of the Books He's Bought and the Books He's Been Meaning to Read by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "A series of articles he wrote for The Believer, chronicling his book and reading choices. I really like this book!"
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Fever Pitch
7.  Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Sports Obsession! This book is about the male tendency to live, sleep, breathe a particular passion: in this case football. This book is for HARDCORE football fans or obsessives."
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My Favourite Year: A Collection of New Football Writing
8.  My Favourite Year: A Collection of New Football Writing by Various
The list author says:
  "This collection is edited by Hornby. Once again for football fans. Oi, you hooligans know who ye are."
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How to be Good
9.  How to be Good by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "The impossible: A woman's point of view and her views of marriage, etc. A good experiment for Hornby, trying to stretch his wings. Not my favorite Hornby book. Okay, not great."
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Speaking with the Angel
10.  Speaking with the Angel by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "This book is edited by Hornby. In part, it was to raise money for Autistic education. NippleJesus by Nick Hornby; also includes stuff by Irvine Welsh and Dave Eggers."
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Da Capo Best Music Writing: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More (De Capo Best Music Writing)
11.  Da Capo Best Music Writing: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More (De Capo Best Music Writing) by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Edited by Hornby. Some nice pop music essays here. Good picks."
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Summer Lightning (Penguin Modern Classics)
12.  Summer Lightning (Penguin Modern Classics) by P. G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Hornby wrote the introduction to this re-issue of the P.G. Wodehouse book. Actually a good book."
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The Picador Book of Sports Writing
13.  The Picador Book of Sports Writing by Nick Coleman
The list author says:
  "Hornby was a contibuting editor with this book."
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A Propos D'UN Gamin
14.  A Propos D'UN Gamin by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "Foreign translation of About A Boy -- I bought this book because I am insane and a Nick Hornby fanatic. I can't even read it!"
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The Catcher in the Rye
15.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "NOT a Hornby book, obviously. But Salinger's Holden recalls a teenage version of Rob, the main character of High Fidelity. A great character study. Another novel that you can re-read endlessly."
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Love Monkey: A Novel (P.S.)
16.  Love Monkey: A Novel (P.S.) by Kyle Smith
The list author says:
  "In the tradition of High Fidelity, written by Kyle Smith. It's okay lad lit -- not great; borrow a copy; mildly amusing. Annoying to some. He refers to High Fidelity endlessly."
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The Wishbones
17.  The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta
The list author says:
  "This is a terrific lad lit book; a very decent, engaging novel by Tom Perrotta. If you like Hornby, you'll like this."
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Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies
18.  Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies by Tom Perrotta
The list author says:
  "A great collection of short stories by the author of The Wishbones. Some excellent writing."
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What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer (Vintage)
19.  What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer (Vintage) by Jonathan Ames
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this book; a collection from his column with the NY Press; excellent male confessional writing."
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My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays
20.  My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays by Jonathan Ames
The list author says:
  "Another book I enjoyed from Jonathan Ames."
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
21.  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "I need to mention Egger's memoir here. Fans of High Fidelity will enjoy this book!"
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White City Blue
22.  White City Blue by Tim Lott
The list author says:
  "Tim Lott's first novel. I enjoyed it. Hornby influence, here."
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Girl Boy Etc. (Red Dress Ink)
23.  Girl Boy Etc. (Red Dress Ink) by Michael Weinreb
The list author says:
  "I need to mention this recent collection of short stories about boy/girl relationships. The writing seems to draw from Nick Hornby. Nice little book, eh."
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High Fidelity: Music from the Original Motion Picture
24.  High Fidelity: Music from the Original Motion Picture by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Movie soundtrack. I love the cover, even though I NEVER listen to it. Too much good music out there, man!"
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Grosse Pointe Blank/High Fidelity [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
25.  Grosse Pointe Blank/High Fidelity [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ John Cusack
The list author says:
  "I actually prefer Grosse Pointe Blank to the film version of High Fidelity, which of course does not, CANNOT, live up to the book. Hey, thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to read High Fidelity!"
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