Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Yossarian Book of the Year Awards:
Worst Book of the Year
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
I like Hornby’s non-fiction, I really do. He’s a great writer on inconsequential subjects – songs he likes, books he has read or failed to read – but his novels, apart from High Fidelity, leave me cold. A Long Way Down starts with four people meeting on a rooftop, preparing to commit suicide. By the end of the first few chapters I was screaming “Jump, you two-dimensional ba****ds, jump!” Sadly, they didn’t hear me.
Funny, but can we trust the opinion of someone who nominates Harry Thompson's This Thing of Darkness as Book of the Year?

(via Bookslut)


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