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A Long Way Down
A Long Way Down
Author: Nick Hornby
For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, "pissed his life away" And on New Year's Eve he's going to end it all...But not, as it happens, alone. Because first singl-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American Rock-God JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party...
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ISBN-13: 9780141025773
ISBN-10: 0141025778
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Penquin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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astream avatar reviewed A Long Way Down on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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: 6
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!!!
MarchiaLuigi avatar reviewed A Long Way Down on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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
enjoyable, quick read with the usual musical/pop culture references hornby fans have come to love.
animlgrl avatar reviewed A Long Way Down on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Eh. I wasn't crazy about this book...it 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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daylily77 avatar reviewed A Long Way Down on + 207 more book reviews
The pacing was all wrong for me. I enjoyed the storyline and the character development. I read the book in preparation for the movie...watched the trailer. I think the movie may turn out better than the book.

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