Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Riverhead Books 2003
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Perpetual - Rory Gilmore; Popsugar - Seen on TV
Songs, songwriters, and why and how they get under our skin…
Songbook is Nick Hornby’s labor of love. A shrewd, funny, and completely unique collection of musings on pop music, why it’s good, what makes us listen and love it, and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape.
I picked this one up to fulfill a few reading challenge slots. I have enjoyed many of Nick Hornby’s books, but this wasn’t a great one. I found many of the essays to be tedious and a little too esoteric. I think this is a case of mediocre white guy rearing it’s head. Not one I would recommend.
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