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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Hornby lives in North London. Un percorso originale tra 31 delle canzoni che hanno fatto di questo autore l’individuo che era nel periodo in cui scrisse questo libercolocirca. Dec 19, Kyla rated it it was amazing. But this is all very like your big brother whipping out whatever’s on your hi-fi, replacing it with something of his choice, and saying: He likes to explain the “why” behind a song.

Here he dissects 31 of his favorite songs. Hornby is, of course, the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy. Truth is, we can’t separate stuff by genre: Here, Hofnby and Everywhere Howard Massey. But ever since reading High Fidelity, I’ve felt let down by his work. He can captivate his audience even with the most mundane topic at hand. Languages Songnook Svenska Edit links. I was most horrnby by the song “notes. Lettura decisamente consigliata nic, chi stia cercando di ritrovare la propria voce nelle canzoni altrui, a chi stia inseguendo lo swing perduto, a chi stia imparando a conoscere se stesso Thus he has essays o Rummaging through the music section of my library one day, I found Songbook by Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and About A Boy, and immediately brought it home.


They don’t think that joke’s exhausted itself? Reading the book was sheer pleasure.

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In general, these essays provide an insightful look at music in general, how it plays a part in our lives and its impact on culture. The question of Aesthetics has a permanent spot in philosophy courses because, contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as Beauty- and its opposite, which can be just as powerful.

Todo ello sazonado con un gran sentido del humor Chamber Music Will Ashon. Everyone who starts to notice songobok are getting older will relate to not understanding the music of today. The Never-ending Present Michael Barclay. The songs themselves were often only periphery to the main points he was trying to make about culture or music tastes or the importance of music in our lives.

Dylan, being Dylan, we mine it deeper, because it was meant to be mined. Paperbackpages. A shrewd, funny, and completely unique collection of musings on pop music, why it’s good, what makes us listen and love it, and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape. This book inspires me to discover and get inspired by good music again. It is not exactly an astonishing venture from him; in fact, it seems happily inevitable, a return to the non-fiction with which he first made his name.

Not a valid objection, you might say, but it remains true that hornbj who know and love the tracks listed here will love and enjoy the book more than those who don’t. Aug 22, Sarah rated it liked it.


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This observation was weird for me, not only because the character in question was Elliot Templeton, who at the time of this “description” had already been ps The other day I read a rather unfair review of Somerset Maugham’s “The Razor’s Edge” on The Atlantic, about how he was among the horngy of second-rate writers, or something like that. People who bought this also bought. Jan 21, Lionel Valdellon rated it really liked it.

Nick Hornby contemplates the souls connection to music, and how it shapes our lives and culture while sharing with us 31 of his own favourite tunes and his personal connection to them. I have a hard time believing that these are his actual favorite 31 songs.

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Subsequently Hornby writes about how he thinks all of us hotnby music to express emotions that we can’t verbally communicate very well with others. I’m glad I could read it in a day.