Fever Pitch - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Nick Hornby (author)
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Hornby’s seminal meditation on what it means to live your life through football pioneered the intellectualisation of the sport as well as delivering an eloquent, frequently painfully funny memoir. Charting the highs and lows of supporting the Gunners, Fever Pitch is a classic of modern sports writing.
I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.
Arguably the book which reinvigorated the football writing genre, Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch is the wonderful story of a child’s love affair with the game and, in Hornby’s particular case, the sole object of his affection, Arsenal Football Club.
Hornby’s love affair began the first time his father took him to Highbury to watch the ‘Gunners’ and took him through all the emotions associated with football fandom. Pain, hope, adoration, blind loyalty and of course deep, deep disappointment are here but scattered amongst these are a few moments of sheer pleasure, which any football fan will tell you makes it all worthwhile.
Hornby’s relationship with Arsenal and football is a defining one throughout his life and colours all his other relationships.
A brilliant study of football’s hold on many, skilfully crafted by one of our finest writers.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'Funny, wise and true' - Roddy Doyle
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