- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- 223 x 176 x 32 mm
- 540 g
Du kanske gillar
Something to Live For
If you loved Eleanor Oliphant, try this brilliant new read: the most uplifting, funny and feel-good novel of the year!
Fri frakt inom Sverige över 149 kr för privatpersoner.
Fler böcker av Richard Roper
Recensioner i media
A beautiful, heart-warming laugh out loud story. * Dinah Jefferies via Twitter * Richard Roper has crafted a compelling mystery in this clever and uplifting debut... Something to Live For is a story about the problems we encounter as human beings and the connections that save us. -- Sarah Gilmartin * IRISH TIMES * Life-affirming...moments of hilarity while conveying a message about stepping out of comfort zones * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * Quirky and heartfelt... Andrew's past traumas are revealed gradually, and the reasons behind his isolation are heartbreaking and poignant. A moving and funny look at grief, hope, and the power of human connections. * KIRKUS REVIEWS * Tragic, sweet, and hopeful... This novel will appeal to fans of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. * BOOKLIST * Roper's delightful debut is as funny as it is touching... This story of a neurotic, tenderhearted man struggling to learn how not to be alone is irresistible. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Darkly humorous. * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * Gentle comedy and these characters' innately kind natures enriches what might have been starkly sad moments... [Roper] admirably tackles a painful subject with goodhearted characters it's easy to root for. * USA TODAY * [An] off-beat and winning debut..., [Something To Live For] earns its pathos. Even more to its credit, it gives resiliency and the triumph of the human spirit a good name. * WALL STREET JOURNAL * A life-affirming novel that simultaneously tweaks your funny-bone and tugs at your heartstrings. Brilliant! -- Matt Dunn A definite contender for my book of the year . . . funny, heartbreaking and cleverly observed -- Claire Frost Wryly funny and quirkily charming - perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine * Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters * Funny, moving and uplifting... I loved it. * Libby Page, author of THE LIDO * Nick Hornby and David Nicholls' quirky love child would write like Richard Roper. Something to Live For is endearing, funny and life-affirming, with a perfect dose of loneliness and human kindness -- Caroline Smailes Warmed my heart, broke it a little, then put it back together -- Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of the THE FLATSHARE Just finished Something To Live For with tears running down my cheeks. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Life-affirming. Some descriptions of loneliness took my breath away. This book deserves to be HUGE. * Holly Bourne * Like everyone else, I completely fell under its spell. It pulls you in, makes you laugh and breaks your heart - in short, does everything that you want a novel to do. Every character is round and real - from dear old Andrew, through the wonderful Peggy - oh, Peggy! - to the anonymous woman in the cloud of perfume who lives downstairs. While it is very much in the David Nicholls' tradition of sympathetic quirk and comedy, it is, at the same time, so fresh and different. I loved the voice, the people, the world..... Who couldn't? What an extraordinary debut. * Gill Hornby * Tender, funny, compelling - this wonderful book deserves to be huge! -- Lucy Foley, author of THE HUNTING PARTY Funny, moving and thought-provoking - I loved this. * Clare Mackintosh * A poignant, superbly funny debut novel about love, loneliness and the many ways life doesn't always go to plan. * WATERSTONES * Endearing. -- Patricia Nicol * SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE * A poignant but uplifting novel that's related with great compassion and humour. -- Fanny Blake * DAILY MAIL * A sweetly poignant debut. -- Eithne Farry * SUNDAY EXPRESS S MAGAZINE * A wonderful debut that's heartbreaking, uplifting and laugh-out-loud funny all at once. * WOMAN'S OWN * It's no surprise that TV rights to this funny, tender and all-the-feels book have already been snapped up. -- Sarra Manning * RED * Richard Roper's debut is heart-breaking, uplifting, funny and brimming with human kindness. * SUNDAY HERALD * This could almost be the tie-in novel for a Richard Curtis romcom.
Bloggat om Something to Live For
Richard Roper was inspired by an article he read about the council workers who deal with situations when someone dies alone. Their days are spent sifting through the ephemera of those who've slipped through the cracks, searching for clues to a next of kin. Council workers are under no obligation to attend the funerals. Yet they do, sometimes dozens of them a year, just to make sure at least someone is there. Richard Roper lives in London. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR is his first novel.