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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
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Jan 19, 08

Read in January, 2008

This book is very poppy. The main character, Rob, is both lovable and a total wanker. The narrative takes you into the illogical logic of the mail mind and how it can obsess about minutiae.

here's brief sample of nick hornby's writing:

and it doesn't stop there. as a result of marie lassalle's cover version of "baby, i love your way" ("i know i'm not supposed to like that song, but i do," she says with a cheeky smile when she's finished), i find myself in two apparently contradictory states: a) i suddenly miss laura with passion that has been entirely absent for the last four days, and b) i fall in love with marie laselle.

these things happen. they happen to men, at any rate. or to this particular ma. sometimes. it's difficult to explain why or how you can find yourself pulled in two different directions at once, and obviously a certain amount of dreamy irrationality is a prerequisite. But there's a logic to it, too. (pp. 61-62, high fidelity by nick hornby)

i can relate to the bit about being pulled in two different directions at once. not necessarily about love, but more to do with vocation, call, and life path.

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