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“A long way down” – Review May 29, 2007

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A long way down by Nick Hornby; Paperback; Penguin fiction; 260 pages; 7,80 US $.

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“A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby. Review May 15, 2007

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This book is first book by Hornby which I have ever read and I also have not seen any movies based on his works, so I really have not known what should I await for… (more…)

Review “A long way down” May 14, 2007

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The novel “A long way down” written by Nick Hornby deals with a topic which remains to be a rarely mentioned issue in public and society. Four people with bad destinies who are thinking about killing themselves meet on the roof of Topper’s House on New Year’s Eve in London. (more…)

Review “A long way down” May 14, 2007

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‘Extremely funny…and wise’ – that is what the Sunday Times  says about Nick Hornby’s novel “Along way down”. It is a book about four completely different characters who meet on the top of a roof in London on New Years Eve, having all the same intention: Committing suicide. After recognizing that they are more or less in the same situation, they decide to meet again on Valentine’s Day and just have a look whether they still want to jump. But, as it happens, they are going to spend more time together than they ever would have had expected… (more…)

May 14, 2007

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A review on Nick Hornby’s „A long way down“

 

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby; Paperback; Penguin; 2006; 272 pages; GE € 7.49

 

The book A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby is about four very different people, who try (more…)

Review of “A Long Way Down” May 14, 2007

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A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby; Paperback; Penguin; March 2006; 272 pages; GER € 7,74

The book is about four persons, who are meet each other at Topper’s House. They are called Martin, an anchorman with a very difficult past, Maureen, who has a disabled son, Jess, who have problems with her parents and friend, and JJ, who came from the USA to the UK and lost everything. (more…)

review May 14, 2007

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The main idea of the book from Nick Hornby ”A Long Way Down” is, that four people, Martin (a tv-presenter,slept with a 15-year old girl and looses his family, as a result of that), Maureen (a single-mum with a disabled son), Jess (left from her boyfriend and don’t know exactly why) and JJ (left by his girlfriend and his ”career” as a musician is over), met accidentally on a tower block, to commit suicide. But after a little conversation they decided not to kill themselves and went downstairs to search Jess’s ex-boyfriend. At this moment the ”journey” of the four begins and they started to spend their time together. And decided to meet again on the tower block.

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review -.-‘ May 14, 2007

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The main topic of Nick Hornby’s “A long way down” is suicide. Four middle-class people want to kill themselves, because of different reasons. (more…)

Review to “A long way down” by Marlen May 14, 2007

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I think “A long way down” is an interesting book, because it is hard to decide if you like it or not. Now that I have to settle on one of those two options I choose the positive side. (more…)

Review: A long way down May 14, 2007

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A long way down by Nick Hornby; Paperback ; Penguin fiction; 260 pages; US $ 7,80

Nick Hornby´s novel “A long way down” is about four different-aged people, who want to commit suicide on New Years Eve. The main characters Maureen, Jess, JJ and Martin meet on the roof of “Toppers House”, which is a well-known spot for suiciders. In the course of the story Hornby deals with the different destinies of the characters and their way to deal with the topic suicide.

I think there are some positive and some negative aspects in the novel, but the bad aspects trump the good ones. The topic and the different reasons for suicides are very interesting and sometimes there is somekind of sympathy. The book was said to be funny, but the funny parts are very tiny and hard to understand. It is very cumbering to read about bad mood all the time, because the thoughts of the characters are sometimes stupid and irreproducible. The storyline of the book is also very stupid, the fact that 4 people, who do not really like each other go on vacation together and meet again and again is hard to understand and in my opinion unrealistic. The characters are very strange, sometimes  intransparent and in real life they would not become friends,because they are to different. And I could not imagine that their situation as such could be a reason for a friendship.

All in all I would not advise to read the book, because in my opinion it is very irksome to read about strange characters, strange plot and bad mood all the time. So if you want to read a funny and exciting book I would suggest to take another one, because this book contains  none of these points.