I’m working on a post about Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a novel that continues to impress. Last time, I read it chiefly for pleasure, but this time I’m also trying to figure how and why it works so well; I think the first line of my post will be: “There are two really remarkable things about High Fidelity: how funny it is and how well constructed it is, especially given that the subject matter (romantic entanglements and existential dilemmas for the aging man and relationship) could easily be a plotless mess.”
More to follow, obviously.
I’ve been having the same trouble with my writing, really. When you’re writing about a tangled history it’s tough to get all the important details in without being confusing or getting off track. High Fidelity was wonderfully easy to read while still giving the reader that sense of entanglement. I loved it. I’ll keep an eye out for your post on the book :]