Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Long Way Down

A Long Way DownA Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There are reasons why people enjoyed or loathed this book. I have a love-hate relationship with this one.

“A Long Way Down” is the first Nick Hornby book I’ve read. Like some or most of us, I'm more familiar with the movie adaptations of his books, such as “About A Boy”. Watching the movie of “A Long Way Down” prompted me to read the book. I was curious. The plot was interesting—four people who were about to commit suicide met at the top of a building and created an unusual relationship with each other.

I thing that surprised me while reading is how often Nick Hornby’s writing makes me laugh out loud. He’s funny and witty. There are some thought-provoking lines and some flat and uninteresting ones. I wonder if I should read his previous books to see if I may turn into an avid fan. :)

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