Mystery Train by Greil Marcus.Hornby is the author of the novels How to Be Good, High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel.
The first book about music I'd ever read that wasn't ephemeral. Very inspiring.
His new book, Slam, is his first YA novel.
Read about all five of Hornby's most important books.