Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

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For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For author, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships.

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"Fever Pitch" is Nick Hornby's million-copy-selling, award-winnning football classic. 'I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring'. For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic - have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal. Brimming with wit and honesty, "Fever Pitch", winner of the William Hill Sports book of the Year, catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan - and in doing so, what it means to be a man. It sits side the very finest football classics of the last twenty five years, from "The Damned United by David Peace" to "A Life Too Short" by Ronald Reng, but it is ultimately a book that defies categorization and can be enjoyed by all. "A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book...inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming". (Jim White, "Independent"). "Funny, wise and true". (Roddy Doyle). "Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations. Furthermore, he writes beautifully. A damn good read. Buy it". (Tom Humphries, "Irish Times"). Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels "About a Boy", "High Fidelity", "How to be Good", "A Long Way Down" (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), "Slam and Juliet", "Naked". His two additional works of non-fiction, "31 Songs" (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and "The Complete Polysyllabic Spree" are also available from Penguin.

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SKU GOR001964162
Title Fever Pitch
Author By (author) Nick Hornby
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0241950198
ISBN 13 9780241950197
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"Fever Pitch" is Nick Hornby's million-copy-selling, award-winnning football classic. 'I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring'. For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic - have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal. Brimming with wit and honesty, "Fever Pitch", winner of the William Hill Sports book of the Year, catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan - and in doing so, what it means to be a man. It sits side the very finest football classics of the last twenty five years, from "The Damned United by David Peace" to "A Life Too Short" by Ronald Reng, but it is ultimately a book that defies categorization and can be enjoyed by all. "A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book...inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming". (Jim White, "Independent"). "Funny, wise and true". (Roddy Doyle). "Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations. Furthermore, he writes beautifully. A damn good read. Buy it". (Tom Humphries, "Irish Times"). Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels "About a Boy", "High Fidelity", "How to be Good", "A Long Way Down" (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), "Slam and Juliet", "Naked". His two additional works of non-fiction, "31 Songs" (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and "The Complete Polysyllabic Spree" are also available from Penguin.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001964162
Title Fever Pitch
Author By (author) Nick Hornby
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0241950198
ISBN 13 9780241950197
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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