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Fever Pitch
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
A famous account of growing up to be a fanatical football supporter. Told through a series of match reports, FEVER PITCH has enjoyed enormous critical and commercial success since it was first published in 1992. It has helped to create a new kind ofsports writing, and established Hornby as one of the finest writers of his generation.
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Jas16
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Mehso-so

This has been sitting on my shelves for years because as much as I like Nick Hornby I know nothing about football in Great Britain. I thought that made it perfect for #liveandlearn. I liked many things about it- the bits that are more like a memoir and Hornby‘s thoughts on fanaticism. However there were a lot of things in this book that made my eyes glaze over. This would be a pick for those who care at all about Arsenal. For me it was just so-so.

Cinfhen I feel like this is a modern classic but im not sure Arsenal talk is my thing! Beside I support Liverpool and my bff @TrishB Go Red ⚽️ (edited) 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen 😘 I can totally understand this book would make your eyes glaze over if you weren‘t into footie!! 2w
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arlenefinnigan
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this author 😬 2mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen obv it's very football/'soccer' specific but I think you could get just as much out of reading this as autobiography/social history 2mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 2mo
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youneverarrived
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Collection of Nick Hornby books I bought for a tenner today 😁 #bargain

Leftcoastzen High Fidelity will always be one of my all time favorites. 1y
julesG 👍👍 Now I need to look for this boxed set. 1y
britt_brooke 😍 1y
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MStew 😍😍 1y
Sarah83 Great edition 💖 1y
trioxin_sematary 😍👌 absolute bargain! 1y
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aljoca
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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A coming of age inspirational piece of literature. An absolute must for any football fan who grew up in the 90s. I wept.

DebbieVincent I don't believe you wept. 2y
aljoca I'm an arsenal fan, Micky Thomas 92 minute, it all came flooding back #emotional. 2y
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Vansa
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Absolutely brilliant analogy that has never occurred to me. Maybe I'm just particularly dense!! I'm very familiar with superstitions sports fans have , I have some of them myself. This is put so brilliantly.

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Vansa
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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What a completely hilarious description of total.football!

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jdtchicago
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby

Yes, yes, I know all the jokes. What else could I have expected at Highbury? But I went to Chelsea and to Tottenham and to Rangers, and saw the same thing: that the natural state of a football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.

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Jas16
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Any sports fan knows that you #dontstopbelievin ever. #rockinmay

Purrfectpages I enjoy some good Nick Hornby. 3y
Cinfhen Haha 😂 TRUTH 🙌🏻💙 3y
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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Just finished listening to this but it wasn't my cup of tea at all. I'm not interested in sports anyway but I completed it for @bookriot's #readharder2017 challenge - #aboutsports ✅. Needless to say, I've returned it (used a credit to begin with)! 2 ⭐

DGRachel I love Audible's great listen guarantee! 3y
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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Listening to Fever Pitch whilst doing job search and maths revision. Have some bad angle drawings!

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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby

Thanks for all your recommendations! My Audible credit came today so I am polling my followers on Twitter (@jennywilliams45) on to which one I should choose next. Feel free to vote (there's two polls going as I had too many to choose from!)
NB: I'm still open for suggestions!

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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby

Looking for recommendations for audiobooks.
I'm currently listening to Fever Pitch on Audible and enjoying it, so I was wondering if you Littens could recommend more books for me to listen to.
Ideally I'm looking for:
💜 Fantasy
💜 Crime
💜 Sci-Fi
💜 Read by a celebrity
💜 Cheap!
I don't particularly like romance but LGBT is preferred and as a subplot.

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CrowCAH Read by celebrity author. 3y
Copwithabook I read this series last year (even got my non-reading husband to read it) and have been highly recommending them ever since. 3y
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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Listening to Fever Pitch whilst doing my tablets... It'll only take me about half an hour!

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Patrella
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Completed my list for #readharder challenge 2017. Two books I've already finished this year where able to fit the challenge! Woot woot for advantageous procrastination!

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jenniferw88
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Downloaded Fever Pitch as my free Audible trial book as I'm not a big sports fan and so I wouldn't have wasted money on the book. It's also my first time with an audio book, so killing two birds with one stone! #readharder2017 #aboutsports

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Onioons
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Day5 of #augustofpages I have to go back decades to the last (& probably only) sports book I enjoyed. But it's a doozie! Fever Potch is Nick Hornbys original love story to Arsenal FC. And when I went looking for my copy, it turned out I had two ⚽️🏆❤️ #bookphotochallenge

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Love your pick! 3y
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KarenUK
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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#booksandsports #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge #day5 #augustphotochallenge Don't read much about sport, but love nick Hornby and his wonderful memoir about super fandom.... Gunners!!! ( + a little pic of Thierry coz ❤️❤️❤️❤️)

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Oooh. I forgot about this one. 3y
Reviewsbylola Nick Hornby is great. I need to read more of his fiction. 3y
Alisnazzy Liverpool!!! Red or dead! 😉 3y
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Ammar25
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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Picked this book today from second bookstore

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bonchsantos
Fever Pitch | Nick Hornby
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"I fell in love with football as I was to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it."