Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch (Riverhead, 1992) introduces to the literary canon a character we know well: the Football Lunatic, who never misses a home match. This is everyone's second cousin or boyfriend or office colleague who neither rain, violence, racist chanting nor months on end of ugly negative football will ever keep from the [insert name of your local football ground] terraces of any given Saturday.
If you've found FUSSnotes, then it is likely that you are -- or are acquainted personally with -- a Football Lunatic; so this book will tell you more about your world than you may have ever surmised on your own.
Others liked it too. Said Michael Palin (ex-Python),
"Good books about football could be counted on the teeth of Nobby Stiles' upper jaw...Fever Pitch is a small classic."
In Ireland, where meter & meaning are prized nearly as much as a pint, the Irish Times effused:
"He has put his finger on the truths that have been unspoken for generations. Furthermore he writes beautifully."