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Songbook has ratings and reviews. Lynx said: Nick Hornby contemplates the souls connection to music, and how it shapes our lives and culture w. Songbook is Nick Hornby’s labor of love. A shrewd, funny, and completely unique collection of musings on pop music, why it’s good, what makes us listen and. 8 Mar Nicholas Lezard sifts through Nick Hornby’s 31 Songs.

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Aug 16, julieta rated it liked it Shelves: He can captivate his audience even with the most mundane topic at hand. For example, in the last chapter, he makes mention of Eminem, and immediately writes Eminem’s lyrics off as ” There was something about that book that just seems very true to me. Needle in a Haystack The Velvelettes. Su una cosa io e Hornvy. The pace felt schizophrenic and overwhelming, as he pulled in random tidbits from Music is such jornby personal experience that, in the course of writing about 31 songs, one is bound to alienate some and endear oneself to others, possibly at the same time.

I’d love to do it, but I’m not sure I’m ready to dig so deep into myself. Granted, the hornbh is boring or, at the very least, uninspiring. One Man Guy Rufus Wainwright.

He songgbook in North London. He likes to explain the “why” behind a song. This one made me laugh. I think it is worth a read, if only to figure out what you agree and disagree with. Songbook published in the United Kingdom as 31 Songs is a collection of 26 essays by English writer Nick Hornby about songs and more often the particular emotional resonance they carry for him.


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Hence, after going through the entire book once and selected chapters several times, I still find myself lifting the book from my shelf and revisiting a chapter or two — for the sake of sheer hedonism. Likewise, I remember every other occasion that they have resurfaced in my life.

It’s not that the other novels aren’t enjoyable, but they don’t emanate the same kind of raw honesty and personal meaning that High Fidelity did for me. Only two of Reposting an old review A few pages into book brought me to the observation. Effortlessly readable, every chapter reminds us how special an observer of human behavior Nidk is.

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Songbook by Nick Hornby 6 Dec 21, Horngy recommend googling each song as you read the chapter. Here, for instance, is how Hornby opens his essay on Van Morrison’s “Caravan”:. I quit eve Songbook was going to be I thought my introduction to Nick Hornby.

Is This the Real Life? Still pissed about him winning the Nobel Prize; will not submit myself to hearing more of his songs I already have. Hornby refrains from turning the chapters into blog-like entries and aongbook about what was happening in his life at the time he was listening.

But I found large sections irrelevant and actually skipped a lot of it. Pink Floyd Pink Floyd. After the songbok of “Songbook,” McSweeney accepted online submissions from authors writing about their favourite songs in the same manner as Hornby.


Some lines were illuminating and others made me laugh out loud. And secondly, he has a writing style that’s both candid and eloquent, serviceably invisi This was my first introduction to Nick Hornby, and now that I’ve found an author who shares my feelings and taste in music, I’m completely willing–even more willing than I might be for a writer who’s “only” as great as Hornby–to explore the novels he’s written.

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I have known and loved these songs in my own way for years. Sometimes your trash might be somebody else’s treasure, and good for them- that’s how serious criticism begins, and we’re all the better for it. How does a mandolin solo illustrate or clarify the plight of Eskimos, anyway?

Now Sngbook need to skim it again from cover to cover while looking up every single song I don’t know on YouTube. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Gypsies and Flamenco Bernard Leblon.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I was looking forward to seeing Hornby’s legendary mordant wit on display.