Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
A Fan's Life

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 8 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field.

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 men’s 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.
 

About Nick Hornby

See more books from this Author
The New Yorker" calls bestselling author Nick Hornby the maestro of the male confessional. His bestselling adult novels include" High Fidelity" and "About a Boy," both of which were made into highly successful movies. He lives in the UK.
 
Published March 1, 1998 by Riverhead Trade. 247 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Fever Pitch

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Brought to print to take advantage of America's presumed fascination with the '94 World Cup (the first ever held here), Fever Pitch is a 24-year obsessional diary of English club football (soccer, to us Americans) games Hornby has witnessed and the way these games have become inextricable from hi...

| Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

BC Books

See more reviews from this publication

The women will love to watch Ben and Lindsey fall in love, set to a crafty batch of relationship trials and tribulations.

Apr 12 2005 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

The Independent

In 1969, as millions chortled, the 10-year-old Hornby was sobbing on the Wembley terraces - shamed by his heroes, betrayed by his Dad (who had promised him an Arsenal walkover and was, now, unbelievably, applauding Swindon's gallant win), and in for a deluge of brutal ridicule at school on Monday...

Sep 13 1992 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

The Independent

True, in 1991, Arsenal won another championship - 'take our points, imprison our captain, hate our football, sod the lot of you' - but normal service was soon resumed.

Sep 12 1992 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

Pajiba

Fever Pitch is not just a disgrace to Red Sox fans, it’s a disgrace to sports films … hell, it’s a goddamn disgrace to humanity.

May 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

Time Out New York

Mercifully dispensing with the best part of 25 seasons of Highbury inaction, the film concentrates on the championship hopes of 1988-9, with brief, explanatory flashbacks to Paul's childhood.

| Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

Bleacher Report

Paul not only loves Arsenal, he loves the fact that he loves them.

Sep 12 2008 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

Comics Worth Reading

It’s a potent question, particularly during the turbulent times and changing culture from 1964 on, but as with the rest of the book, it’s also handled superficially.

Feb 11 2015 | Read Full Review of Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life

Reader Rating for Fever Pitch
80%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 220 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×