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  • Impossible to put down . . . enthralling

  • Extremely funny . . . and wise

    Sunday Times
  • A page-turning plot and rich, funny characters with several big laughs on every page . . . Hornby's best yet

    Literary Review
  • Hornby pins down the age in which we live with precision and comic brilliance

  • Hugely enjoyable

    Irish Times
  • Masterful . . . some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading

    Johnny Depp
  • Hornby's portrayal of four characters who accidentally meet on top of a tower block, all ready to jump to their death on New Year's Eve, manages to be sensitive and empathetic, but damn funny as well. My new Hornby favourite

    Adam Phillips, Observer
  • Brilliant, smart and funny . . . a cello suite about how to go on living. It's hard to imagine a novel more darkly and sublimely devoted to life

    Boston Globe
  • Generous and wise. Right from the opening pages, a smile played continually across my face


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