Nick hornby is an author who can take the usually-depressing topic of suicide and turn it into an engaging, thoughtful novel about four people who find themselves in an unexpected situation that. Nick hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels (high fidelity, about a boy, how to be good, a long way down, slam and juliet, naked) and several works of non-fiction, including fever pitch. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, maureen is a lonely single mother, jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and jj is an american realizing the failures in his life through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until valentine's day, one step at a time. Losing his grip nick hornby is a lovely, witty prose stylist—but without real characters, his latest novel falls ﬂat. A cure for unhappiness is happiness is one of the themes of this novel the characters are able to find little happiness in their life to keep them occupied preventing them from committing suicide.
A long way down homework help questions to what extent can a long way down be considered typical of the kind of work that nick hornby although this novel is overtly very different in the way. A long way down is a novel written by british author nick hornby, published in 2005it is a dark comedy, playing off the themes of suicide, angst, depression and promiscuity the story is written in the first-person narrative from the points of view of the four. A wise, affecting novel from the beloved, award-winning author of funny girl, high fidelity, and about a boy nick hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they ve reached the end of the line. Maureen from a long way down, by nick hornby page 154 part 2 advertisements share this: click to email this to a friend (opens in new window) click to print (opens in new window) click to share on facebook (opens in new window) click to share on twitter (opens in new window) like this.
Funny, sad and deeply moving, nick hornby s a long way down is a novel that asks some of the big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and whether a group of losers, and pizza, can really see you through a long, dark night of the soul. Summary in this novel by british author, nick hornby, who also wrote high fidelity, four strangers meet on new year's eve when they all choose the same building roof in london from which to jump. A long way down, hornby's 2005 novel about four suicidal people who meet on a roof on new year's eve, has been made into a movie starring pierce brosnan, toni collette, aaron paul and imogen. A long way down - nick hornby's hilarious bestseller now a major motion picture starring pierce brosnan '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.
99 quotes from a long way down: ‘i don't know you the only thing i know about you is, you're reading this i don't know if your happy or not i don't kn. Find great deals on ebay for nick hornby book shop with confidence skip to main content ebay: 35 out of 5 stars - a long way down, nick hornby, good book 3 product ratings [object object] $499 buy it now free shipping free returns tell us what you think - opens in new window or tab. A long way down (movie tie-in) - kindle edition by nick hornby download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading a long way down (movie tie-in.
An extract from the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of a long way down, nick hornby's hilarious bestseller about strangers and secrets, now a major motion picture starring rosamund pike and pierce brosnan. Intense, hilarious, provocative, and moving, a long way down is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life ©2005 nick hornby (p)2005 penguin audio and books on tape, inc critic reviews. Nick hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is juliet, naked, and a memoir, fever pitch he is also the author of songbook, a finalist for a national book critics circle award for music criticism, and editor of the short-stor. Suicide and humor are two words not often associated with each other, but nick hornby takes the pair on in his novel a long way down, a dark comedy about suicide and life after a failed attempt.
Long way down by nick hornby available in trade paperback on powellscom, also read synopsis and reviews in his eagerly-awaited fourth novel, new york times bestselling author nick hornby mines the hearts. A long way down by nick hornby at the beginning of a long way down , four people gather on a tower block roof nicknamed toppers house they've each come to jump to their death, but find that without being alone, none of them are able to complete the act of suicide. Essay on a long way down 1012 words nov 17th, 2007 5 pages suicide and humor are two words not often associated with each other, but nick hornby takes the pair on in his novel a long way down, a dark comedy about suicide and life after a failed attempt. A long way down nick hornby 'doctor' and the business end of things andrew bomback explores ways in which the healing art and the connection between doctor and patient is understood in.