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Taking Off

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Nick Hornby fans will love this hilarious, but poignant, account of two mates' adventures and friendship as they journey into the unknown

Ash Lynch has worked (if you can call it that) in the magazine industry for what feels like forever. But he's at loose ends—his ambition to climb the greasy pole of career success has long since expired andhis personal life is at a stands
Paperback, 334 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published 2008)
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Steve lovell
Jan 17, 2011 Steve lovell rated it liked it
To me the doyens of lad-lit are Nick Hornby, Tony Parsons and their Aussie wingman, Nick Earls. This, by Matt Howard, was not in the same league, but nevertheless was an enjoyable summer read - non-taxing and flowing.
Is it perverse of this reader to be put off a book by a single incident, minor in the scheme of the storyline? This was the supposed crash of a Lufthansa airliner at Perth Airport that cut short the lives of the main character's parents. Why did they have to die in such an imaginary
Sep 18, 2011 Fiore777 rated it it was ok
A relaxed read, not much tension in what happened. Even the issues dealt with felt like it all went too smoothly. But perhaps this was meant as a book that would leave you feeling positive about changes in life. I do have to admit I liked a good deal of the desciptive sentences used in this.
Aug 10, 2011 Monica rated it it was amazing
OMG! I loved this book!! It was laugh out loud, inspiring and beautifully written. Cannot recommend this enough.

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Good fun travel book, with a distinctly Australian flavour
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