A Long Way Down

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9780141025773: A Long Way Down

Paperback. Pub Date :2006-4-1 Pages: 256 Publisher: Penguin lsquo; Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of atower blockrsquo; For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp theanswerrsquo; s pretty simple: he has. in his own words. lsquo; pissed his life awayrsquo;. And on NewYearrsquo; s Eve. hersquo; s going to end it allhellip; But not. as it happens. alone Because firstsingle-mum Maureen. then eighteen-year-old Jess and. lastly Americanrock-god JJ turn up and crash Martinrsquo; s private party.Theyrsquo; ve stolen his idea ndash; but brought their ownreasons Yet itrsquo;. s hard to jump when yoursquo; ve gotan audience queuing impatiently behind you A few heated words. andsome slices of cold pizza later and these four strangers aresuddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enoughreason to carry on living

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‘Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?’ 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 single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old 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. Yet it’s hard to jump when you’ve got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices of cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living?

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"This is a brave and absorbing book. It's a thrill to watch a writer as talented as Hornby take on the grimmest of subjects without flinching."
-- "Publishers Weekly"

A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel. ("Newsday")

"A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel." --Newsday


"Wildly enjoyable. A daring high-wire act. It's serious literature...no, it's popular entertainment...no, it's both!" --Seattle Times


"Time's stealthy tread, its unseen ability to heal some wounds while inflicting others, gives Nick Hornby's darkly comic new novel, A Long Way Down, its genuine power." --San Francisco Chronicle


"One New Year's Eve, four people with very different reasons but a common purpose find their way to the top of a fifteen-story building in London. None of them has calculated that, on a date humans favor for acts of significance, in a place known as a local suicide-jumpers' favorite, they might encounter company. "A Long Way Down" is the story of what happens next, and of what doesn't." --The New York Times Book Review
"It's like "The Breakfast Club" rewritten by Beckett.... What makes the book work is Hornby's refusal to give an inch to sentimentality or cheap inspirational guff." --Time
"A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel." --Newsday

"Wildly enjoyable. A daring high-wire act. It's serious literature...no, it's popular entertainment...no, it's both!" --Seattle Times

"Time's stealthy tread, its unseen ability to heal some wounds while inflicting others, gives Nick Hornby's darkly comic new novel, A Long Way Down, its genuine power." --San Francisco Chronicle

One New Year s Eve, four people with very different reasons but a common purpose find their way to the top of a fifteen-story building in London. None of them has calculated that, on a date humans favor for acts of significance, in a place known as a local suicide-jumpers favorite, they might encounter company. A Long Way Down is the story of what happens next, and of what doesn t. The New York Times Book Review
It s like The Breakfast Club rewritten by Beckett. What makes the book work is Hornby s refusal to give an inch to sentimentality or cheap inspirational guff. Time
"A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel." Newsday

"Wildly enjoyable. A daring high-wire act. It's serious literature...no, it's popular entertainment...no, it's both!" Seattle Times

"Time's stealthy tread, its unseen ability to heal some wounds while inflicting others, gives Nick Hornby's darkly comic new novel, A Long Way Down, its genuine power." San Francisco Chronicle

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