Fever Pitch

by Nick Hornby | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140293442 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kirst040 of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 10/20/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Different cover.

"Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom - its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens' coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season."

Brilliant book about a brilliant football team. Nick Hornby at his best. No need to be an Arsenal fan or even a sports fan to enjoy this. (Although I probably appreciated it more due to my devotion to Arsenal FC!)

Photo taken on my visit to Highbury in August.

Released on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at about 3:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at St Michael's Anglican, Cnr Albion and Fitzroy in Surry Hills, New South Wales Australia.

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Australian Bookcrossing Conference release

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 14, 2004
Picked up at the quiz night at the fantastic BC-AUS convention.

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Proud member of the West Christchurch Cats!

Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Despite not being at all a football fan (although I did live right next to Finsbury Park when I first lived in London - the stadium was just down the street from my flat!), I really enjoyed this book. A fascinating look into obsession, from the point of view of someone intelligent enough to know that he's obsessed, but obsessed enough to not care. His insights into fan violence, and tragedies like Hillsborough, were also really interesting - he readily acknowledged his own hypocrisy in condeming the violence that he'd contributed to the culture of.

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Journal Entry 5 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 10, 2004
Given to Lytteltonwitch at the picnic today.

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Journal Entry 6 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 10, 2004
So many people have raved on about this author,will have to read to judge for myself

Journal Entry 7 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Picked this up at the bookcrossing meetup. I thought this was an interesting read despite not being a soccor fan myself.

Released 13 yrs ago (4/27/2009 UTC) at Queen Street Backpacker in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand

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Left on the book exchange shelf at the backpackers.

Journal Entry 9 by HeidiG on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Picked the book up at Fat Camel backpackers, thanks to whoever left it there! :)

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