Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Long Way Down is worth reading

A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby
I love the original idea of telling a story through four estremely different viewpoints. It's such a refreshingly different take on story-telling in comparrison to the common third-person narrative. Through most of the book i dislike the older characters and i am most interested in the teenage girl. I mostly just have pity for the teenage guy. Being an optimist, I always believe and most approve of a happy funtional ending, but there's something very comforting with the way the Nick Hornby ends all of his stories- on a better note than in the beginning, but at the same time not summed up or fully concluded. He leaves his stories open ended so that the reader can draw their own conclusions.

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