Nick Hornby 31 Songs

ISBN 13: 9780241951095

31 Songs

3,56 valoración promedio
( 11.024 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780241951095: 31 Songs

“All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don’t like them as much as I do.” —Nick Hornby, from Songbook

A wise and hilarious collection from the bestselling author of Funny Girl, About a Boy, and High Fidelity.  

Songs, songwriters, and why and how they get under our skin...

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 love it, and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape. 

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

The personal essays in Nick Hornby's Songbook pop off the page with the immediacy and passion of an artfully arranged mix-tape. But then, who better to riff on 31 of his favorite songs than the author of that literary music-lover's delight, High Fidelity?

"And mostly all I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do," writes Hornby. More than his humble disclaimer, he captures "the narcotic need" for repeat plays of Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like a Bird," and testifies that "you can hear God" in Rufus Wainwright's coy reinterpretation of his father Loudon's "One Man Guy" ("given a neat little twist by Wainwright Junior's sexual orientation..."). Especially poignant is his reaction to "A Minor Incident," a Badly Drawn Boy song written for the soundtrack of the film version of Hornby's book About a Boy. While Hornby was writing the book, his young son was diagnosed with autism--a fact that adds greater resonance to the seemingly unrelated song he hears much later: "I write a book that isn't about my kid, and then someone writes a beautiful song based on an episode in my book that turns out to mean something much more personal to me than my book ever did." Meandering asides and observations like this linger in your mind (just like a fantastic song) long after you've flipped past the final page.

The 11-song CD that accompanies the book is a great touch, but it's too bad it doesn't contain all of the featured songs--most likely the unfortunate result of licensing difficulties. Overall, Hornby's pitch-perfect prose, the quirky illustrations from Canadian artist Marcel Dzama, and a good cause--proceeds benefit TreeHouse, a U.K. charity for children with autism, and 826 Valencia, the nonprofit Bay Area learning center--add up to make Songbook a hit. Solid gold. --Brad Thomas Parsons

About the Author:

NICK HORNBY is the author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Slam, Juliet, Naked, and Funny Girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. He lives in London.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 31,82
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Nick Hornby
ISBN 10: 0241951097 ISBN 13: 9780241951095
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disks. Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 0.174. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780241951095

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,72
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 31,82
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Nick Hornby
Editorial: Penguin (2011)
ISBN 10: 0241951097 ISBN 13: 9780241951095
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110241951097

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 64,25
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,57
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Nick Hornby
Editorial: Penguin (2011)
ISBN 10: 0241951097 ISBN 13: 9780241951095
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
California Spanish Books
(buenos aires, Argentina)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780241951095

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 117,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Argentina a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío