As the 20th anniversary of the publication of fever pitch nears, nick hornby worries that the cost of supporting top clubs has turned the game from a passion into a theatre-style 'treat. My football books review series is back in the first edition, i wrote about franklin foer's how football explains the world this time around, it's a book that needs no. Fever pitch: a fan's life is a 1992 autobiographical essay by british author nick hornby the book is the basis for two films: fever pitch (1997, uk) and fever pitch (2005, us) the first edition was subtitled a fan's life, but later paperback editions were not. Fever pitch [nick hornby] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a brilliant memoir from the beloved, bestselling author of funny girl, high fidelity and about a boy in america. 'fever pitch' author nick hornby reflects on the ways in which he, football and society itself have changed in the 20 years since his hit memoir was first published. The first time i read it, i probably would have given it five stars something about the glimpse into hornby's world enthralled me, but then i wasn't quite as familiar with the lifestyle of being a premiership fan as i am now set up as a series of essays, fever pitch depicts the life of a man who is much, much more than a casual.
Information on nick hornby nick hornby, author of the bestsellers about a boy and fever pitch - takes us on a hilarious and perceptive tour through the books he bought, the books he read and his thoughts on literature he is first and 'i decided that i wanted to write a little book of essays about songs i loved songs. Fever pitch: a fan's life started life as an autobiographical essay, written by hornby in 1992, about his passion for association football, or soccer as it's known stateside hornby is a fanatical fan of arsenal fc, and the memoir details the author's relationship with 'the beautiful game,' specifically with north. When he was 15 years old, nick hornby saw his first dead body leaving selhurst park with his friend frog, they came on a palace fan who'd had a heart attack lying grey on the pavement it's hardly the most cheering of scenes - but it sparks one of hornby's gloriously loopy little meditative digressions. Superficially, fever pitch (by nick hornby) is about arsenal superficially, it's all about arsenal's ups and downs, the history of the club, and how the wins and losses intertwined with the.
Publisher's summary penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of fever pitch, by nick hornby, read by julian rhind-tutt as a young boy, growing up in the home counties and watching his parent's marriage fall apart, nick hornby had little sense of home then his dad took him to highbury. Comedy · a sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team based on nick hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, fever pitch english i rented the movie because i wanted to see the novel: the stadium, the terraces, the colors, the craziness hornby describes youtube.
Nick hornby was born in redhill, surrey, england, in 1957 he graduated from cambridge university and taught english to foreign students while reviewing for magazines including time out and the literary review his first book, a series of critical essays on american novelists, was published in 1992 fever pitch, his. Editorial reviews amazoncom review in the states, nick hornby is best know as the author of high fidelity and about a boy, two wickedly funny novels about being thirtysomething and going there's something flippant about this work, which is too bad because hornby at his best does offer penetrating analysis here's a.
This is particularly true of nick hornby, an englishman whose autobiographical fever pitch is the most entertaining and moving of these generally worthy instead, he splits the difference between mr hornby and mr gardner, interspersing his sometimes cursory history and analysis of the sport with. While working as a teacher in cambridge and then london, hornby began a freelance journalism career, writing for publications including gq, time out, and esquire and serving as pop music critic for the new yorker he published a collection of literary essays in 1992, the same year that saw the release of fever pitch,. Format: hardcover|verified purchase one of the best books i have ever read and -believe me- i've read many in my life it deals with a fan's life, but it is about human beings in general nick hornby's ability to dig into his own obsession is almost worth while of a psychology essay, without dismissing the pleasure of reading.