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10 July 2006 @ 09:18 pm
#12: A Long Way Down  
I've been reading a good many fluffy books lately....mostly because I don't get much time to read anymore, and mostly becuase I'm too tired after work to actually come home and process difficult prose. I miss difficult prose.

So I decided to read something not so difficult, but relevant and interesting, something that felt ironic in a way I couldn't call cliche. And I found it in this book. The perfect after-work-20-something-my-life-sucks-and-everyone-elses-looks-better-and-I-can't-find-a-way-to-get-there book. Well written, intelligent at times, A Long Way Down tells the story of four people who want to kill themselves - and don't.

The text isn't difficult, neither really is the concept. The story is honest, relevant, and in its own way challenging, though I wasn't expecting it. It was a nice change.