On our second from the shelf collaboration, Sierra shares with us her latest literary adventure, High Fidelity:
You aren’t supposed to like Rob. He’s judgmental, selfish, lazy, and has an odd obsession with top-five lists. When his live-in girlfriend of three years leaves him for another man, all he feels is relief and a sense of well-being. The employees at his record store don’t respect him and his parents aren’t concerned with his happiness because the majority of his disappointments in life are a direct result of his complete lack of motivation.
No, you aren’t supposed to like Rob, but you can’t help it. You can identify with his struggles of finding the balance between happiness and success, his difficulties saying what he really thinks, and his patronizing family.
You can’t help but like Rob because as flawed an individual as he is, he is fully aware of his shortcomings and is doing his best to become a better person.
“One day, maybe not in the next few weeks, but certainly in the conceivable future, somebody will be able to refer to me without using the word ‘arse’ somewhere in the sentence.” – pg. 94
Of course, that’s going to take quite a bit of effort on his part.