I've read some of his books in German and they were great. Then I bought About A Boy, cause that's my favorite, in English and it blew me off my feet! He writes so ******* wonderful! Every single book I've read by him was a pearl.
His characters have all these flaws but i laugh to myself as I know i would think and do the exact same things even though I can see how wrong it is.
He knows and expresses those inner thoughts I have not seen related anywhere else.
his writing is dark, stark and it feels like he is so many different people fighting towards the one goal, overcoming vast cynicism to see truth and beauty, i believe his books are a celebration of life
For a class, we are discussing copyright for compilation CDs. I think the quote from High Fidelity about mix-tapes being like a break up and requiring an attention getter at the beginning, etc. would be a perfect way to start my response. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy handy...