A Long Way Down

by Nick Hornby

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A Long Way Down

Unread postby Endora » Sat May 27, 2006 11:53 am

Just to let you know that The Times UK book club is discussing this at the moment for the issue of 10 June, so if you would like to contribute and see if your views get published here is the link.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat May 27, 2006 12:32 pm

Thanks, Endora! I didn't know about their book discussions. Maybe we dhould send them our tidbits? :lol:

I found the questions interesting. I think we may have answered them in our discussion!

The key questions

Each of the characters gives their own version of events. Does Hornby switch between voices convincingly?

Is it bad taste to make suicide a comic turn?

Which character did you like best?

Was any of them truly suicidal?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -
Wow! What a ride!

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Unread postby Liz » Sun May 28, 2006 2:40 am

Very cool indeed, Endora. :cool: Thanks for the heads up. :thanks!:
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.

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