A Long Way Down (häftad)
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Sophie Thompson, Walter Lewis, Morwenna Banks, Neil Pearson
Penguin Books Ltd
200 x 130 x 10 mm
197 g
A Long Way Down (häftad)

A Long Way Down

the international bestseller

Häftad Engelska, 2014-01-02
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'Extremely funny . . . and wise' Sunday Times 'Impossible to put down . . . enthralling' The Guardian THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE __________________________ '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 if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living? Shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby. __________________________ 'Sensitive and empathetic, but damn funny as well. My new Hornby favourite' Observer 'Some of the finest writing I've ever had the pleasure of reading' Johnny Depp
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Impossible to put down . . . enthralling * Guardian * Extremely funny . . . and wise * Sunday Times * A page-turning plot and rich, funny characters with several big laughs on every page . . . Hornby's best yet * Literary Review * Hornby pins down the age in which we live with precision and comic brilliance * Guardian * Hugely enjoyable * Irish Times * Masterful . . . some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading -- Johnny Depp Hornby's portrayal of four characters who accidentally meet on top of a tower block, all ready to jump to their death on New Year's Eve, manages to be sensitive and empathetic, but damn funny as well. My new Hornby favourite -- Adam Phillips * Observer * Brilliant, smart and funny . . . a cello suite about how to go on living. It's hard to imagine a novel more darkly and sublimely devoted to life * Boston Globe * Generous and wise. Right from the opening pages, a smile played continually across my face * GQ *

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Nick Hornby is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He has also published several works of non-fiction including his ground-breaking debut, Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and State of the Union.