I promised myself I wouldn’t do this again, that I would not get behind in writing up my reviews. Yet somehow it’s happened again. Oh well, perhaps someday my willpower will live up to my unrealistic expectations.
Although I’ve seen “High Fidelity” with John Cusack, it was awhile ago and I barely remembered it. I probably wouldn’t have picked up High Fidelity–the book (1995) by Nick Hornby except that it was the most recent choice of my book club.
I had mixed feelings about this book: before, during, and after reading. On the one hand, this book was original, honest, and often funny. On the other hand, I really disliked Rob, and I had a hard time relating to him. He was selfish, immature, myopic, and manipulative. It was hard to like a book where the main character kept irritating me.