31 Songs

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'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ...Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since "Fever Pitch", Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that ... Continua
Ha scritto il 26/12/14
If I could write music, I'd never have bothered with books. (p. 58)
"We discover writers we've never read all the time, and only rarely, as adults, do we stumble across major pop artists with a decent back catalogue: it is usually prejudice rather than ignorance that has prevented us from making their acquaintance, ..." Continua...
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Ha scritto il 13/07/10
This is the Chinese translation of Nick Hornby's "Songbook". If you are like me, and read the book in Cantonese, you'll find it very difficult to read. I guess I'll have to read the original version to make sure I understand everything correctly.
Ha scritto il 21/10/09
After reading this I thought I'd write my own '31 songs' book. Funny and true.
Ha scritto il 24/02/09
A man infatuated with music.
It's a anthology of music criticism, but also a collection of short essays about how music and people can shape and change over time. I don't totally agree with Dave Eggers:even if I listen to a song over and over, I don't have to 'solve' it. On the ..."
Ha scritto il 15/08/07
A collection of short stories inspired by different songs. It kind of makes you think you're missing quite a lot if you don't know the song in the first place.
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