|Plot Summary of A Long Way Down|
|"One New Year's Eve, four strangers meet each other on a rooftop, where each has gone to kill himself. This is the premise of "A Long Way Down", a book which turns out to be a comedy. JJ is a failed American rock star, Jess a somewhat psychotic teenager, Maureen a middle-aged women with a disabled son, and Martin a disgraced talk show host.
On the rooftop, all eventually agree to come down and help Jess find her ex-boyfriend, Chas. The unlikely foursome end up staying together all night, and meet again in six weeks, on Valentine's Day (the next day popular for suicides). When the press gets wind of their escapades, however, they are forced to reunite sooner than planned. The characters struggle to find common ground and convinced each other, and themselves, that staying alive is worth the trouble.
Katy Pape, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Long Way Down|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Lot of foul language?
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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