A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Date Read: June 2008
1. 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.
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