High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

2012 Limelight reviews
General Fiction

Revisiting High Fidelity by Nick Hornby was a pleasure.

Rob is a record shop owner whose his long term girlfriend has just left him. He feels like a bit of a loser when he realises that he hasn’t really achieved anything in life and that he doesn’t really have any friends (post-break up) other than his two employees, Barry and Dick.

Rob revisits his top 5 break ups, tracking down old girlfriends and finds out that maybe he should live in the present, not the past or an imagined future.

This is a delightful novel, filled with musical references and some genuinely amusing moments.

Melanie Ryan
Program and Communications