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Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor
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Oct 25, 2007

did not like it
Recommended for: nobody, ever
Read in October, 2007

As Dorothy Parker put it, this is not a book to be put aside lightly - it should be thrown away with great force. Self-indulgent twaddle, endless bollocks about missing their wives while they go off on their great Boys' Own Adventure. I rarely give up on a book, but this one was abandoned just as they got to Northern Africa.

I remember chatting with a drunk wee Glasgow man, who was wearing his slippers, on a Friday night in Heraghty's. (A wee Irish pub in Glasgow). He was drinking steadily, and waving a wee striped plastic bag, telling anyone who would listen "This is smokies for the wife's tea. She's the crown jewels to me, aye. My wee darlin." This was at 7pm. The fishmongers closes at 4:30, so we deduced that he had nipped out to get the smokies, in his slippers, and then nipped into Heraghty's for a quick one, and was still there some long time after she would have had something else for her tea. We were all thinking "If you love her so much, why don't you go back and tell her ? (and take her the smokies) "

Similarly, if Ewan & Charlie are going to go on SO MUCH about missing their wives ....

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message 1: by Julia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Julia chuckle chuckle

Thomas I agree completely.

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