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by Julian Rhind-Tutt,Nick Hornby

  • ISBN: 0754053172
  • Author: Julian Rhind-Tutt,Nick Hornby
  • ePub ver: 1648 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1648 kb
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Sound Library; Unabridged edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Formats: lrf mbr rtf lrf
  • Category: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
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As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenal's football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings he'd ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration and hope.

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Nick Hornby Fever Pitch I’d like to thank Liz Knights for her tremendous support, encouragement and enthusiasm; Virginia Bovell for her tolerance and understanding; Nick Coleman, Ian Craig, Ian Preece, Caroline Dawnay and Viv Redman. Читать онлайн Fever Pitch.

Nick Hornby (Author), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Narrator), AudioGO Ltd (Publisher) & 0 more. Fever Pitch" is Nick Hornby's biography of his football obsession, how football helped him to cope with the trauma of life as a smart and sensitive man: the divorce of his parents, the romances that never worked out, the long depression that came with being a young unpublished author.

Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life is a 1992 autobiographical essay by British author Nick Hornby. The book is the basis for two films: Fever Pitch (1997, UK) and Fever Pitch (2005, . It tells the story of the author's relationship with football and with Arsenal Football Club, in particular

Written by Nick Hornby, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Written by Nick Hornby, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt. As a young boy, growing up in the Home Counties and watching his parent's marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home.

Home Nick Hornby Fever Pitch. No matter that the wild-eyed Martin Allen and the brutish Julian Dicks currently represent the Hammers, just as Van Den Hauwe and Fenwick and Edinburgh represent Spurs. No matter that the gifted Merson and the dazzling Limpar play for Arsenal. No matter that in 1989 and 1992 we scored more goals than anyone else in the First Division.

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Best of all, Julian Rhind-Tutt's narration shows HIS total involvement with the sport, or at least a passing interest. He never stumbles over names or hesitates to describe the games in minute, vivid details. Written as a diary announcing the game and its location, FEVER PITCH may absorb the sports enthusiast; Rhind-Tutt certainly does. Book pak, BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers, 1999.

Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Personal Name: Hornby, Nick. Personal Name: Rhind-Tutt, Julian, 1968-.

A phenomenal best seller and William Hill Sports Book of the Year, it captures the truth and absurdities of the obsessed Arsenal fan's mind, and whether you are interested in football or not, this is a sophisticated study of masculinity, class, identity, growing up, loyalty, depression - and joy. People Who Liked Fever Pitch Also Liked These Free Titles

An autobiographical memoir by an obsessed soccer fan captures the intensity of a sports fan who measures his life in seasons rather than years.
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When author Nick Hornby admits to his audience that before a North London derby on March 4, 1987 that he’d seen a psychiatrist, at that point you’re in no way surprised, particularly if you’re a committed football club supporter, yourself. But after drawing so many parallels with Hornby throughout his life as an Arsenal fan, you, yourself, begin to wonder how far off the shrink is in your own life. By many accounts Fever Pitch is just a collection of the writer’s memoirs about his experiences at the football. At times you can put yourself in his shoes and feel for the Gunners’ misfortunes regardless of your own allegiance. In others, you feel inclined to laugh whether it’s at the coming of age events Hornby endures at Highbury and beyond or his overall mood and sentiment toward peripheral aspects of his life and how they interact with his primary existence, being an Arsenal fan. Either way, you get the feeling he’s laughing along with you.

Nevertheless, Fever Pitch is much more than the ramblings of a mad man. Hornby, conditioned by a life where he constantly struggles to find his place (all inclusively traced from boyhood to his thirties), engagingly illustrates an accurate account of Arsenal’s history from the sixties to early nineties as well as a telling reflection of the encapsulated socioeconomic eras. The rise and fall of England’s World Cup triumph, Arsenal’s double in ’71, the coming and going of hooliganism’s height in the eighties, the Hillsborough tragedy, and the last minute league championship heroics at Anfield in ‘89 are all topics he covers, but then so are the divorce of his parents, Technicolor, waves of musical influence, the blight of finding fulfilling work, girlfriends and ex-girlfriends, the National Front, terrace racism, the results of the Taylor Report and more. That being said, he warns the reader at the beginning that they will be required to entertain the conclusions he draws relating to literature, theatre, art, and so on. As the pages turn, you grow up with Nick Hornby.

Hornby frequently apologizes throughout, as if to say: I know you don’t really understand, but you’re not the first and I accept that. The trouble is, if you’re as football-crazed as we are at The Away End, you do understand, almost effortlessly. For an American, depending on your age, a life like Hornby’s in almost all instances isn’t one you had the enjoyment and simultaneous torture of living out. However, as a suburban boy Hornby is tasked with convincing others and himself more so that he belongs to Arsenal, a club from the city. This is much in the way many Americans view the clubs to which they devout their transplanted hearts to in London, Manchester, Barcelona, or Milan. Read Fever Pitch for the humor, for the culture, and for the unanticipated emotional relation you can make you with your own journey as a football fan. It would make a great history lesson of eras past unbeknownst to new and/or young fans of the beautiful game.
What is interesting to me about this book, and frankly just about all books about sports nuts, is there comes a day when a person decides to follow a team. It's not like you were born supporting Arsenal, Man United, etc. Sometime during your life you have to choose to follow a team. Most young boys pick the team their Dad follows, but not always. What comes from it after that is completely up to the individual.

So what sets apart Fever Pitch from other books? Nick Hornby gives the fanatic part of being a fan its true definition. He decides to support Arsenal. But that is not enough, he is completely and totally obsessed with Arsenal. This book offers many funny anecdotes of how this obsession takes over his life. One of the things Mr. Hornby doesn't shy away from is how this affects other areas of his life. How he misses out on many of the social aspects of family, friends, and eventually even girlfriends. There is a dark side to always having to know every detail of every player and every game.

I found myself reading this book and having sympathy for him. He can't seem to help himself. He probably needs therapy to help him through life. This is the beauty of this book. It completely immerses you in his world. You hear the stories of his youth, the mistakes he has made in life, all wrapped within the context of his obsession. There is probably enough material here for any obsession to be covered. From drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc. They all have the same affect on life and in their most addictive forms truly portray Mr. Hornby's fixation on Arsenal.

o learn the inside story of Arsenal from a fan's perspective over half a lifetime
o excellent story-telling - brings reader into his world completely
o builds sympathy for all the characters involved

o kinda gets a little creepy with this - perhaps this is a positive, because it certainly affected me as a reader

Overall - I recommend this book. Especially to any American fans of soccer. It gives you an excellent detailed story of how some of the English fans follow their team.
One of the things that I've come to understand when trying to review books (as well as many other things in life) is that sometimes I won't connect with a book that otherwise might be a good book. This is one of those times. I'm not saying that this is a bad book, but I struggled to complete it. The book is essentially an autobiography of the author, Nick Hornby, as told through the lens of his obsession with the Arsenal football team. I think the reason it didn't connect with me is that while Hornby seems like a nice fellow and has quite a few high profile works to his credit, I wasn't interested in reading his autobiography. That left the football content which was well done, but as an emerging fan of English football, there just wasn't enough original insight into football to hold my interest.

I did learn quite a bit about the history and psychology of the Arsenal football club and that was the most interesting portion of the book for me. I now understand much better why Arsenal developed a reputation over the years as being "boring" and I thought the portion of the book where Hornby described the club's flirtation with "Total Football" to be interesting. There just wasn't enough of that sort of content in the book to hold my interest. If you are an Arsenal fan, I think this would be an excellent book to learn more about the history of the club as seen through a fan's eyes who watched it unfold over the years.

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