31 Songs

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Here, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs - most of them loved, some of them once loved, all of them significant to him. He begins with Teenage Fanclub's "Your Love is the Place that I Come From" and ends with Patti Smith's "Pissing in a River", encomp ...Continua
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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, a...Continua
Duncan2
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. ...Continua
Annalisa
Ha scritto il 21/10/09

After reading this I thought I'd write my own '31 songs' book. Funny and true.

Martha Peake
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...Continua
Nanopausa
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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