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Amazing who you'll meet on a roof!

Advantages: Easy read, excellent writing style
Disadvantages: Perhaps trivialises issues, but it's just a story!

...been in much of a reading mood so far this year, for some unknown reason I just cannot be bothered, and I have spent hours on the train sat staring into space and wishing I was in the mood to read more. Anyway, when the charity book list came ro ...

marymoose99 17.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby

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A Long Way Down? Only If You Take The Stairs!!

Advantages: Very easy to read, well written and very witty
Disadvantages: You might stay up to late reading it!

A Long Way Down is the latest in a string of big hit books written by the oh-so witty Nick Hornby. Previous titles you may have heard of include About A Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch. If you have read any of his books before then you will already kno ...

mattydalton 11.05.2006 · Read full review
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A Long Way Down, But Not Down Enough

Advantages: Portrays four very different points of view, very funny, touching in places
Disadvantages: A little too simplistic, which makes it hard to believe

...If you're planning to read this because you want to know about how suicidal people think or, if you're suicidal yourself, because you want an answer, then you're going to be disappointed. However, if you want a sweet, sensitive story of four suicidal peop ...

DoubleFantasy11 18.04.2006 · Read full review
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The Suicide Club

Advantages: You will have a laugh
Disadvantages: There are none.

A Long Way Down Nick Hornby in his inimitable and funny way has managed to make a very funny novel based on suicide. He always shoots straight at the moral dilemma and hits the funny bone. It doesn't matter how dire the situation Hornby always finds s ...

silver40 08.07.2006 · Read full review
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Suicide or cake?

Advantages: Very funny, Very observant book.
Disadvantages: The narrative can get a tad grating at points.

Nothing like a good old taboo to get the juices flowing. Mr Hornby (first name Nick) is one of the more observant writers I know of. Yeah ok, so I'm not the most well read person in the world so there are probably others who make him seem like he goes ...

ryanando 10.03.2008 · Read full review
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