Friday, July 28, 2006

From suicide to growing up...

...Nick Hornby write about it all :) I have to admit, this writer has found a fan in me. As of now I
have read (almost) three of his books ( he only has written four) and i definitely liked two of them, and thought the third one was ok.

I reviewed one before. Inspite of my mixed opinions on that one, I checked out " The Long way down".
Its a tale of four people who meet on the roof of "Toppers House " on New Year's Eve. Maureen,Jess, Martin and JJ have all decided to end their lives at that particular moment, for various reasons.
Its not a miraculous story of how they find love and will to live. In fact, at the end of three months they are not really all that much better into sorting their lifes out. Like Jess says if you expect two of them to fall in love at the end of the story, then you should know its not that kind of a story!

Its actually a very straight forward tale of the screwed up lives of these four people. Their common bond being that they all wanted to end their lives. And in their own strange ways they are helping each other out. How they do this is for you to find out, by reading the book.

The book is in first person, so its each of them relating their story in pieces. In some ways its like an interview, of a band as JJ might put it.

The other book is About a Boy. I had seen this movie and liked it. And of course the book is even better. Quite honestly I am about two thirds into the book but I just had to say out loud that this is fun. The book is the tale of a thirty something Will and a 11 only Marcus. Will has never worked in his life and never filled in the shoes of responsible adult. Which makes him the person Marcus can speak to. Since Will knows all about "Kirk O Bane" (as Marcus will tell you) and fashion. The book then is about a boy, two of them really. There is a thin layer of humor all througout making it into a tough one to put down.

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Blogger kittu said...

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Blogger ligne said...

you mean you would be interesting hte borrowing them? :)

3:00 PM  

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