A Long Way Down
Disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp wanted to jump off the top of a tower block, because he pissed his life away. He plans to end it all on New Year's Eve. Because first single-mum Maureen, then Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ, turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his... show more
Disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp wanted to jump off the top of a tower block, because he pissed his life away. He plans to end it all on New Year's Eve. Because first single-mum Maureen, then Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ, turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea, but brought their own reasons.
Publish date: 2006
Pages no: 257
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
The story started off with the main characters all choose to end their lives on the same night, on the same roof. Here is looking at life at the point that you wanted to end it. While I respect people deciding to off themselves. It is the writer's wish to save these characters by inventing stu...
I really liked the idea of this book - four very different people meet on a roof top where they've all gone to commit suicide, end up talking to each other, and forming a group. The book follows what happens next - do they all make it or do one or more of them return to the roof to finish what they...
Long Way Down is an odd book, but as is typical of Hornby's work, it's engrossing and brilliantly written. It begins on the roof of a building, where four people - intent on committing suicide by throwing themselves off - have run into each other. Rather than jump (which would make for a short novel...
Four people meet on the top of a notorious building for suicides and convince each other that really living is a better bet. I've read other Nick Hornby's and enjoyed them this was readable but not spectacular and really I didn't care at the end what happened to anyone other than Margaret. I reall...
The second book in a row I read of Hornby's work, and the second one in order of liking. I liked his High Fidelity work some more, thus the 5 star rating on that one and the 4 star on this one. The writing is beautiful. I really dig his style. I find him to be a nice blend between a few other author...