Hornby's unlikely friends create a convincing tale

A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby, Viking, €14.

14th May, 2005

A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby, Viking, €14.

I had never read a Nick Hornby book before his latest novel, A Long Way Down. But I had seen the film versions of Hornby's Fever Pitch, About a Boy and High Fidelity, and I liked his characters and their style.

It was a surprise, then, to find that A Long Way Down has not one, but four ‘main' protagonists, with very different lives and very...

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