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By Nick Hornby

ISBN-10: 0141905778

ISBN-13: 9780141905778

Narrated in turns by means of a dowdy, middle-aged lady, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast television presenter and an American rock superstar cum pizza supply boy, far Down is the tale of the Toppers condo 4, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. A low-rent crowd with totally not anything in universal - keep the place they prove that New Year's Eve evening. And what they do subsequent, of course.

Funny, unhappy, and beautifully humane, Nick Hornby's new novel asks many of the sizeable questions: approximately existence and loss of life, strangers and friendship, love and discomfort, and no matter if a slice of pizza can fairly see you thru a protracted, darkish evening of the soul.

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He was fond of Argel Tal’s attempts at wit. Breaking from the momentary indulgence of reverie, Deumos regarded the occulus, still unsure exactly what he was bearing witness to. The rest of their ships spread out in loose attack formation, many of them still accelerating. The outriders and scouts were slowing significantly, their momentum dying as the rage of their engines faded. ’ Deumos asked. His helm emitted the words as a crackling growl. ’ The officers by the three-faced scanner table were all human, their uniforms the same stark grey as the Chapter Master’s armour.

He voxed to Xaphen. ‘An insult like that is hard to miss,’ the Chaplain replied. ’ Argel Tal watched the lander’s arc taking it deeper into the city, and without any other signal, every Word Bearer nearby turned and walked in the direction set by the massive gunship. ‘This has the stench of history in the making,’ Xaphen muttered. ‘Gird your soul, brother. ’ The captain had never heard the layer of unease in Xaphen’s voice before. It was not helping his own fragile calm. ‘Answers,’ Argel Tal replied, bringing up retinal readouts of bolter ammunition supplies, along with his armour’s power-pack temperature.

In its hands, the false angel carried the same weapon as its brothers, the massive rifle with its supply of explosive ammunition. Cyrene leaned on the balcony’s railing, bearing witness to the eternal theatre of oppressor and oppressed, of conquerors and the conquered. Her district was due to be evacuated by tomorrow morning. The process was stilted, with a great deal of curses cried and lamentations heaped upon the silent false angels. ‘Strict weight allowances are in effect,’ the speakers boomed again.

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