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A long way down
A long way down
Author: nick hornby
The new novel by the celebrated author of HIgh Fidelity, ABout a Boy, and How ot be good. Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous all at once. -The NY TImes Book review.
ISBN-13: 9780739462416
ISBN-10: 0739462415
Pages: 333
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This was surprisingly amusing for a story of a group of potential suicides. Since Hornby is a master with dialogue, this book is an excellent choice for an audiobook. Don't select it if you are offended by profanity.
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was just terrific. As a reader, i was immediately immersed in the plot and in love with all the characters. It seems like a rather dreary thing to be reading about, but its really nice how their relationships form and grow. Great read!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
Fantastic book - explores the reasons all of us have for living (or not), in a readable way. What would you do next if you had reached the point when you felt you had nothing to live for - the answers are surprising, and certainly not sappy sweet.
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Helpful Score: 4
Nick Hornby has used a unique and sometimes humorous approach to a dark subject, suicide. The four main characters, J.J., Jess, Maureen and Martin share a death wish and as the story unfolds, you will see they share so much more. It could have been a dark, somber book, but instead Nick Hornby's writing style and presentation of the story in the first person make this a great read!
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Helpful Score: 4
Eh. I wasn't crazy about this was actually one of the first ones I swapped and sent back out. It's the story of 4 people who all want to kill themselves by leaping off a building and instead, they all 4 become friends (?) and change each others lives. I felt the reasons they wanted to die were kind of lame. And the youngest character REALLY got on my nerves (as she did the characters in the book also).
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This novel was very well written. Told from four different characters points of view on why their lives have become not "worth living". You would not expect the topic matter to be humorous but it is a funny and uplifting read.

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