I ordered this book because I already read something about Hornby and I really liked it, and because I wanted to practice my english I had no disappointment i read the book without difficulties and I enjoyed it a lot I love the way Hornby makes his charachters talk and act, and I think this book is something that everybody could read and like, at any age. Extremely funny and wiseSunday TimesNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURECan 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 And on New Year s Eve he s going to end it all but not, as it happens, alone Because first single mum Maureen, then eighteen year old Jess and lastly American rock god JJ turn up and crash Martin s private party They ve stolen his idea but brought their own reasonsYet it s hard to jump when you ve got an audience queuing impatiently behind you A few heated words and some slices if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living Shortlisted for theWhitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick HornbyHornby s best yetLiterary Review Impossible to put down Ruth Rendell, Guardian Some of the finest writing I ve ever had the pleasure of reading Johnny Depp Il mio libro d hornby preferito, scritto benissimo, avvincente, leggerlo in lingua originale l ideale Davvero consigliato, arrivato velocemente Libro carino, ho la versione kindle ed comoda da leggere ovunque libro nuovo e intonso, stampato bene con pagina in carta bianca e caratteri ben leggibili, prezzo vantaggioso ed economico, tempi di consegna molto corti, in due giorni arrivato dalla Gran Bretagna. Nick Hornby not at his best, the sory is too long and streched Il libro incredibilmente emozionante, il susseguirsi delle vicende dei protagonisti incalzante e il taglio psicologico rende perfettamente l idea del loro stare sul tetto, ma anche del voler andare avanti consigliato assolutamente Divertente e sottile, proprio come l umorismo cos tipicamente inglese del suo autore Lo consiglio senz altro, si legge in un fiato. I have to say firstly that this a book by my favourite author I first read this book several years ago I ve just reread it.It s got to be the strangest book I ve ever read.The characters appear odd, but who of us can say that we haven t met very similar people in our lives.I m not sure where the author got the idea from it doesn t appeared to have been planned but just happened, I think he put his hands on his keyboard and waited for someone to say go I m sure Ive read all of his books This is the strangest but somehow I can identity with it.Perhaps I m a little bit crazy as well. It s not Hornby s best by a mile I cherish my copies of About a Boy and High Fidelity , and my to read list includes several other Hornby titles I was a bit surprised to find out that this book was published a decade ago, as I had never heard of it until just recently While Hornby s voice was reassuringly recognizable within the text, for me it just didn t have that certain spark that sets it apart as something special In fact, I found it all a bit average on my judgment scale I didn t hate it didn t love it I wouldn t necessarily recommend it, but there s most definitely a lot worse material out there.Perhaps, for me, it was the subject matter of suicide I m all for a bit of dark comedy, but having suffered with depression myself, it could just have been that much harder to laugh at these sorts of macabre character studies I think that Hornby did a very good job of illustrating the difference between those who are crying out for a bit of help, and those that are in drastic need of professional assistance I am not saying that the book was offensive or insensitive in any way It could merely be that this sort of story appears laughably maudlin and less dire to certain readers.I was able to enjoy some of funny passages of the book I especially liked JJ as a character which is a no brainer because he s the American hanging out with the Brits just like your humble reviewer I enjoyed the way that the story was told from four different perspectives Jess passages were a riot.In retrospect I think that this book will most likely make for a very good film, as the interpretation and direction of the script will most likely be hand fed to the audience with just the right balance I m looking forward to watching it on cable someday, as it has just been released in the cinema, and disagreeing with all of the casting choices any booklover s perogative, of course.