Descripción o resumen: A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby s hilarious bestseller now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan. Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block? For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer s pretty simple: he has, in his own words, pissed his life away . And on New Year s Eve he s going to end it all .but not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin s private party. They ve stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons. Yet it s hard to jump when you ve got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living? Shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby. If you like Jonathan Coe, David Sedaris and David Nicholls, you will love this book. A page-turning plot and rich, funny characters with several big laughs on every page.Hornby s best yet . (Literary Review). Hornby s best novel to date, impossible to put down.how can an examination of four people s anguish be so enthralling? (Ruth Rendell, Guardian). Masterful.some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I ve ever had the pleasure of reading . (Johnny Depp). Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity.