What could be the most humiliating words that you hopefully can say on the face of your ex? I know it’s difficult to say on the face until and unless you are completely drunk and you have a new girl friend. I just started Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity ( 1995) just now, I know I know the book has been in the market for 20+ years don’t hate me for this delay. If you’d think that I am slow or late now I would never tell you when I read Jane Austin.
The first page itself would be all time great insult to Ex, any Ex. Just go through the following passage:
My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order:
- Alison Ashworth
- Penny Hardwick
- Jackie Allen
- Charlie Nicholson
- Sarah Kendrew.
These were the ones that really hurt. Can you see your name in that lot, Laura ? I reckon you’d sneak into the top ten, but there’s no place for you in the top five; those places are reserved for the kind of humiliations and heartbreaks that you’re just not capable of delivering.That probably sounds crueller than it is meant to, but the fact is what we’re too old to make each other miserable, and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing,so don’t take your failure to make the list personally. Those days are gone,and good fucking riddance to them; unhappiness really meant something back then. Now, it’s just a drag, like a cold or having no money. If you really wanted to mess me up, you should have got to me earlier.
Nick Hornby wrote these lines as the first passage in his debut novel High Fidelity (1995). I just started reading this book and it already made me wow!. Please wait for a while for the review of it.
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