Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Five top mix-tape books

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert tagged five books that inspire great mix tapes, including:
High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby.

Hornby’s hilarious, allusion-heavy writing is at its hyperliterate best in this finally-coming-of-age story of a London record store owner who reexamines the entwined histories of his love lives—both with inevitably disappointed women and, more importantly, with music. Perhaps the best writing out there on the art of the mix tape.

Favorite tracks: “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” Stevie Wonder; “Got to Get You Off My Mind,” Solomon Burke; “Let’s Get it On,” Marvin Gaye
Read about the other books on the list.

High Fidelity also made Rob Reid's six favorite books list, Ashley Hamilton's list of 8 books to read with a broken heart, Tiffany Murray's top 10 list of rock'n'roll novels, Mark Hodkinson's critic's chart of rock music in fiction, and John Sutherland's list of the best books about listing.

--Marshal Zeringue