Saturday, January 14, 2006

8. "A Long Way Down" ~ Nick Hornby

Four people, tired of struggling through life, go to the top of a fifteen story building known for its suicide success rate and meet each other. Pizza, talking, and craziness follows.

Each character's voice is unique in style and form. One even blanks out swear words (f___ ing). Where can four suicidal people go? The plot is fluffy and semi-philosophical and hilarious. Perfect summer reading. Except it's not summer and I'm trying to avoid work. There... in other words, perfect mindless reading, because sometimes it is just the escape that works for the reader.

3.75 out of 5.0 London Martinis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How do you choose books?

Also, how do you critique them? Do you have a scale?