A Long Way Down [Three Things Thursday]

Three Things ThursdayA Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Rating: 4/5
Date Read: June 2008

A Long Way Down1. The four narrators in A Long Way Down meet on a rooftop on New Year’s Eve where each has independently planned to commit suicide. They (obviously) don’t go through with it and end up forming some strange kind of support group.

2. The book started out depressing but was actually full of hope. I like hope. Also, it contained serious issues while still being funny. That takes skill.

3. This was my first time reading Hornby’s fiction (I had previously read The Polysyllabic Spree) so I didn’t have many expectations. I was impressed and have since read Juliet, Naked.

Three Things Thursday is a new weekly feature where I review books I read prior to blogging by telling you just three things about them.

3 thoughts on “A Long Way Down [Three Things Thursday]

  1. Helen February 3, 2011 / 8:53 am

    I read this one a long time ago so don’t remember all the details, but I did think it was good. I thought it would be such a downer, but it wasn’t


  2. Vishy February 3, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    I remember reading this book long time back for book club. I remember the basic premise of the story, but I can’t remember the details. I remember liking the book when I read it. Thanks for the ‘3 Things Thursday’ review 🙂


  3. Ash February 10, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    A Long Way Down is my absolute favorite Nick Hornby book. I’ve read several of his and I really love him, even though some of his more recent books have been… not up to his standards in my opinion. This is the first time I’ve visited your blog but I’ll definitely return! It appears we have similar taste in books.


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