A Long Way Down

Roman

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306502

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 802

Komisch, rasant, mit schwarzem Humor – der neue Nick HornbyVier Menschen auf dem Dach eines Londoner Hochhauses, die sich an Silvester das Leben nehmen wollen, schließen einen Pakt: neuer gemeinsamer Selbstmord-Termin ist der Valentinstag. Es bleiben sechs Wochen, die gemeinsam überlebt werden müssen... Silvester, auf dem Dach eines Hochhauses: Pech, dass gleich vier Menschen auf die Idee gekommen sind, sich dort das Leben zu nehmen. Da man sich schlecht umbringen kann, wenn einem andere dabei zusehen, steigt die seltsame Gruppe erst mal vom Dach, um das Problem der jüngsten Kandidatin, die nicht weiß, warum ihr Freund sie verlassen hat, zu lösen. Nach und nach erzählen sie sich ihre Geschichten.Da ist die altjüngferliche Maureen, deren Sohn Matty schwerstbehindert ist und die diese Belastung allein tragen muss, da ist Martin, der berühmte Talkmaster, den nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt niemand mehr auf dem Bildschirm sehen will, Jess, die aufmüpfige Tochter eines Politikers, ist so direkt, dass sie alle vor den Kopf stößt, und JJ, der von seinem besten Freund, dem Sänger seiner Band, im Stich gelassen wurde. Die vier verabreden, mit dem finalen Sprung bis zum Valentinstag zu warten – und so findet eine Gruppe von Menschen zueinander, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten und die einander doch auf wundersame Weise zu helfen wissen. Hornby at his best – in diesem urkomischen, rasanten und mit schwarzem Humor gespickten Roman beweist Hornby wieder einmal seine ganze Meisterschaft. Leser, freut Euch!
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Long Way Down

Von Schottland nach Kapstadt

Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492956939

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 4481

Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.
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Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571335136

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4936

AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he's doing. This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away.
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Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1400

Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.
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A Long Way Down (Movie Tie-In)

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101146796

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3270

A wise, affecting novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity, and About A Boy. New York Times-bestselling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line. A Long Way Down is now a major motion picture from Magnolia Pictures starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots. Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives. In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances. Intense, hilarious, provocative, and moving, A Long Way Down is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Long Way Down

Author: Charley Boorman,Ewan McGregor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405529083

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 9702

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.
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Nichts ist okay!

Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8908

Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.
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Literarische Texte im Englischunterricht - Nick Hornby's "A Long Way Down"

Author: Juliane Behm

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364055003X

Category:

Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Englisch - Padagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 2,0, Universitat Rostock (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Seminararbeit geht zunachst den Fragen nach, warum Literatur im Englischunterricht eine wichtige Rolle spielt und welche Formen von literarischen Texten dabei zum Einsatz kommen sollen, um Lernziele wie Empathie, Toleranz und Offenheit zu fordern sowie die Schuler in ihrer Ausbildung von Kreativitat zu unterstutzen. Im Anschluss daran werden verschiedene Methoden der Literaturvermittlung im phasenorientierten Englischunterricht vorgestellt und kritisch beleuchtet. Im letzten Teil der Arbeit wird dann exemplarisch an Nick Hornby's Roman "A Long Way Down" verdeutlicht, wie eine Unterrichtsstunde von neunzig Minuten in der Oberstufe durchgefuhrt werden kann."
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Long Way Down

Author: Michael Sears

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698136292

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5545

From the author of the acclaimed, award-winning debut novel Black Fridays, comes a story of murder, greed, and corruption—and the lengths to which one man will go for his family. He approached me in the street—bone-thin, gray-bearded, holding out a small envelope. “The man said you’d give me five bucks for it.” Inside was a one-word message: RUN. Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, is still changing him, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. Haley does indeed have enemies. He is not a nice man. Doesn’t make him a criminal. It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he starts to uncover, secrets people would kill for. And that’s exactly what happens. Soon, it is Stafford himself who is under attack and, worse, his family—his fiancée, his young son—and he is a fugitive, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of both the killers and the law. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Long Way Down

Author: Ken McCoy

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109040

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3346

Detective Inspector Sep Black finds himself investigating two connected cold cases in the second of this exhilarating series of hard-hitting police procedurals. When a wealthy businessman suffers a fatal fall from his office window, the forensic evidence points to murder. But with no suspects, no clues and no apparent motive, the police investigation stalls. It’s passed over to the Cold Case Unit where it remains on file, inactive until further evidence emerges. Some months later, an attractive widow approaches DI Sep Black with a request that he look into the murder of her husband. Freelance journalist James Boswell had been working on a major story – and his widow Sandra believes it had something to do with his death. What did Boswell discover that got him killed? As he starts to ask questions, Black uncovers a possible connection between the two murders. But before he can find out more, an almost-successful attempt on his life reveals that someone is determined to stop him finding out the truth – whatever it takes.
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Ghost

Jede Menge Leben

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6610

Bahn frei für Ghost! Rennen, das kann GHOST, der eigentlich Castle Cranshaw heißt, schneller als jeder andere: davonrennen. Denn es gab eine Nacht in seinem Leben, in der es genau darauf ankam, in der er um sein Leben rannte. In der Schule läuft es so la la für GHOST. Wer ihm dumm kommt, kriegt eine gescheuert. Doch dann wird GHOST mehr durch Zufall Mitglied in einer Laufmannschaft, und sein Leben stellt sich auf den Kopf. Trainer Brody nimmt ihn unter seine Fittiche, und das ganze Team steht an seiner Seite. Es geht nicht mehr ums Davonrennen, sondern darum, das Ziel immer vor Augen zu haben. Der Startschuss ist gefallen.
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It's a Long Way Down to the Top

A Book for the Comfortable Christian

Author: David H. Stroud

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449769616

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 4139

Enter into rest. Where do you come to rest internally? The heart of flesh pumps blood, and the heart of the spirit resides in the mind. True rest must first be in the mind and the heart for the whole person and the whole life to rest. Activity and rest of the body, soul, and spirit are life. In His image the Lord made our life in perfection of purpose, intent, and craftsmanship. Where do you come to rest—in His presence with the extra ingredient of your purpose, intent, and craftsmanship? How do you enter activity—in Him or in you? Are you a citizen of heaven in yearning confident expectation, or an earthling putting down roots? “... as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7).
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Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1154

«Absolut unglaublich, ehrlich und herzzerreißend!» Angie Thomas, Autorin von «The Hate U Give» Justyce McAllister ist einer der Besten seiner Klasse, Captain des Debattierclubs und Anwärter auf einen Studienplatz in Yale – doch all das interessiert den Polizisten, der Justyce die Handschellen umlegt, nur wenig. Der Grund für seine Verhaftung: Justyce ist schwarz. Und er lebt in den USA im Jahr 2017. Mit Briefen an sein großes Vorbild Martin Luther King jr. versucht Justyce, dem alltäglichen Rassismus etwas entgegenzusetzen. Und dann ist da noch Sarah-Jane, seine kluge, schöne — und weiße – Debattierpartnerin. Als jedoch sein bester Freund Manny erschossen wird, scheint es, als ob selbst Martin Luther King jr. keine Antwort mehr für Justyce bereithält.
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Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525555358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1644

“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
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Rising Up . . . from a Long Way Down

Author: C. C. Gross

Publisher: Moosejaw Publishing

ISBN: 9780615950655

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

View: 8352

Rising Up...from a Long Way Down is a true story that touches the depths of our souls, proving that love conquers all and " indeed " life is beautiful if you so choose it to be. Andrew, a bright, handsome 14-year-old, falls from a 30' swing, sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In a coma for six weeks, prayers are offered for him to wake up and when he does he is terrified, scarcely able to speak or move. Barely able to hold a pencil, he frantically scratches, "Prisoner in a foreign country." This is the story of Andrew's courageous and unrelenting fight to overcome his injuries. His mother, the author C. C. Gross, is his biggest advocate, fighting the discrimination that results when Andrew re-enters the world-a world that does not understand TBI. C. C. shares her personal odyssey of this life-altering catastrophic event, and the repercussions the accident imprints on her family and their relationships. Her simple Canadian roots transform her into a warrior, uncovering guts of steel. The story is poignant and heartbreaking, yet C. C. never forgets humor as well as sensitivity and faith in God. "A journey of a family's pain and struggles in dealing with traumatic brain injury may sound like a depressing read, but author Connie Crane's story is one of hope, faith, and indomitable spirit. Her honesty and vulnerability make this account shine, and readers will be uplifted and encouraged, all the while reminding them of the preciousness of life and how love triumphs over every obstacle in its way.Rising Up . . . from a Long Way Downis a book all parents should read, to remind them to value every moment with their children, through good times and hard times." C. S. Lakin, author ofCONUNDRUM"
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Invincible Iron Man Vol. 10

Long Way Down

Author: Matt Fraction

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 130201420X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 4359

The new Iron Man explodes into action! But if Tony Stark isn't Iron Man, then who's the guy in the suit? Meanwhile, the mole inside Stark Resilient is revealed - and Spymaster racks up the victims! And finally, Stark and the Mandarin come face-to-face at long last. What is the future of Stark Resilient? Who lives? Who dies? Can Tony save his people, the world and himself at the same time? Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516-520.
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Long Way Down

The Calloway Sisters

Author: Krista Ritchie,Becca Ritchie

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 1682305252

Category: Fiction

Page: 646

View: 3184

Fans of forbidden romances will love this story about two people who have always been told to stay away from one another but who can’t help be gravitate towards now that she’s legal.
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A Long Way Down

Author: Randall Silvis

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

ISBN: 9781492665595

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 704

Ryan DeMarco returns to his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, after his estranged wife, Laraine, attempts suicide. Unfortunately, Laraine has decided that the only person who can make her well again is DeMarco himself. DeMarco disagrees. As he is leaving the hospital, for what he vows will be the last time, he runs into a former high school football teammate, a man who is now the Mahoning County sheriff. DeMarco learns that three unsolved murders have occurred in his old stomping grounds over the past month, and that they might be related to a cold case from 1988, the year he graduated from high school. Even though DeMarco longs to get back to his new love, Jayme, his heart is with his hometown and getting to the bottom of those unsolved murders. Randall Silvis once again pens an emotionally wrenching thriller that throws DeMarco into a swamp of memories, dredging up ghosts of his past.
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Long Way Down

A Tainted Love Story

Author: Juani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984099822

Category: African Americans

Page: 400

View: 2974

Life has a way of taking you down and swallowing you whole. Just ask Aakeem Graham, who's sixteen years old and living a sheltered life. Things take a turn for the worst for Aakeem when she meets up with the wrong crowd and ends up being sentenced to ten years in prison. Aakeem quickly learns that friends aren't really friends, and the two people she expects to be there quickly disappear. Meeting a young sweet girl named Marley changes her life. With the loss of those "friends," she gains real ones in the process. But who will be there when her time is up? Maximiliano Sparks leads a simple life. He and his best friend, Azen, run the city. He does it legally while Azen, on the other hand, does it illegally. Neither one of them are thinking about settling down. Even though Max has a girlfriend named Joy, his mind is on other pressing matters, and Joy ends up having to take a back seat to those matters. Can Joy get Max's mind right, or will she get lost in the mix? Azen, or AZ as he is called by many, is who some would call a playboy. With great looks and large pockets, every girl wants a place by his side. AZ could care less about what a chick thinks or wants. That's just who he is. Is there a girl bad enough to bring this playboy to his knees? There will be crazy exes, jealous friends, and foes. Aakeem, Max, Azen, and Marley have to learn that it's a long way down when you're trying not to fall.
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Long Way Down

Author: Collin Wilcox

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049980899

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6569

A John Doe murder spurs Hastings to confront the leader of a Satanic cult For homicide lieutenant Frank Hastings, the day starts with an assassination attempt. During a rally in San Francisco’s Civic Center, someone takes a potshot at the governor, sending the whole of downtown into chaos. Once he has taken control of the scene, Hastings chases down the gunman—a Mexican immigrant with a political bent—and captures him after a tense standoff. Miraculously, no one is killed. But Hastings’s long day is just getting started. He’s barely had time to catch his breath when the call comes in from Noe Valley, where an unidentified man has been found dead on a nude model’s floor. All signs point to a simple case of death by jealousy until a second killing upends the investigation, setting Hastings on a collision course with the charismatic leader of a Satanic cult. For this homicide lieutenant, saving the governor will have been the easy part.
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