Author(s): Nick Hornby
Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups? Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn't on it - even though she's just become his latest ex. He's got his life back, you see. He can do what he wants when he wants: like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behave as if Laura never mattered. But Rob finds he can't move on. He's stuck in a really deep groove - and it's called Laura. Soon, he's asking himself some big questions: about love, about life - and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.
f this book was a record, we would be calling it an instant classic. Because that is what it is Guardian It will give enormous pleasure at the same time as expanding, in a small but worthwhile way, the range of English literature Independent on Sunday Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true Independent A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny, and moving Financial Times Very funny and extremely cleverly observed Mail on Sunday Funny and compulsive GQ
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of six novels: High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slam (a YA novel) and Juliet, Naked; three works of non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium. He has also written the screenplay for two films: Fever Pitch and An Education. He lives in north London.