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Забавна. Честна. На нея можеш да разчиташ.


Лола Дейли внезапно разбира, че приятелят й – красивият, очарователен и влиятелен политик Пади Дикърси – се жени. За друга! Лола напуска Дъблин с разбито сърце и отива в провинцията.

Журналистката Грейс иска на всяка цена да отрази историята около тази женитба, защото самата тя познава Пади отдавна и още не
752 pages
Published 2009 by Бард (first published April 30th 2008)
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I am so disappointed in this book! I believe I have read everything Marian Keyes has published, and I had such high hopes.... Many other reviewers have given a synopsis of this book, so I'll not repeat their words. The following are among the reasons I am so distressed.

The first 75 pages of this book (and periodically throughout the rest) are written in the voice of Lola, one of four female main characters. The writing style is the most maddening Bridget-Jones-text-message mess you can imagine!
Feb 25, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marian Keyes makes me veer from insane giggling to fury to sorrow at/with her characters. She can be so funny and then make you feel such empathy for the protagonists. This book has four narrators who all have a relationship (of some sort) with Paddy de Courcy, a slick Irish politician. Issues in This Charming Man include domestic violence, alcoholism, depression, and severe lack of self-confidence - and it's still filled with humor that made me laugh like crazy.
One of the narrators is an alcoho
Jul 05, 2008 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WARNING!! If you have been, or are, a victim of domestic violence, please be aware that this book depicts the violence and the situations very graphically. Ensure that you are ready to confront this imagery.

I give this book 5 stars if you are not reading it as a beach read, typical chick lit book, or even a typical Marian Keyes book. This is a powerful story that can be very disturbing (even if you have not been a victim of domestic violence). The "voice" of Lola is written in very annoying frag
Aug 02, 2008 george rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lola. Grace. Marnie. Alicia. Four very different women with one connection: Paddy de Courcy. Told from each of the four women's viewpoints, This Charming Man explains how each of the women is deeply affected by this one man. All of the women are struggling with something, despite her outwardly normal appearance. The story starts with the announcement of de Courcy's engagement and the women's different reactions. From there we get to see why each woman reacted in her own way--and the reasons are ...more
Jonathan McNamara
Apr 27, 2008 Jonathan McNamara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with a grain of emotional sense
Shelves: just-read
I stayed up all night reading this brilliant book. marian Keyes has never come across as being afraid of tackling huge and important psychologically real issues. Make of that what you will. Under the girlish covers of her books I've always found pertinent issues; In 'This Charming Man' the issues are corrupt politicians, battered girlfriends, underhanded antics at work; steadfast firm friends as well as a wickedly funny turn involving cross-dressers (not trannies though one of them is gay). The ...more
Feb 13, 2010 Rainbow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strange book. Many sections written almost entirely without subjects or articles. Difficult to get used to, but Marian Keyes perhaps most charming/likable author in world. Also funny. Book seems to be named after Smiths song for no reason. Also appears to be lame chick lit, but isn't.
Jun 24, 2008 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, but do not read if looking for funny, uplifting read. The reviewers on back of dust jacket have obviously not read book or have seriously different sense of humor than I do.
Book is story of five/six various women who have all come into contact with same politician man who is quiet frankly shit, he's a shit man and is very very nasty. This book is each woman's road into ruin via this horrid politian as it deals with issues such as abuse, cross dressing, rape within a relations
Colleen Pence
Aug 20, 2008 Colleen Pence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
My favorite book I've read this summer is, This Charming Man, by Irish author, Marian Keyes. I'm a huge fan of hers and have read all of her books. They've been thoughtful, delightful and entertaining. But This Charming Man weaves together compellingly stark portrayals of alcoholism and domestic violence in a serious, yet sassy, page-turner that isn't, strangely, depressing. The women in the book come together to confront their abuser and, while not all of their issues are immediately resolved, ...more
Oct 18, 2014 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
889 pages and I read it in 8 days, so that probably says it all. Marian Keyes tells the story through the eyes of four women all connected with said 'Charming Man,' Paddy de Courcey. Paddy is charismatic, powerful and women go weak at the knees when he appears....oh and he is violent and manipulative.

It's a very fine book in that it deals with serious issues of domestic violence and manipulation and yet (as in all her books) is very funny.

I think you could pick up any Marian Keyes book and enjoy
Darshan Elena
Jan 02, 2009 Darshan Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Ms. Keyes,

Sometimes I cringe over my reading selections and dawdle before diving in... That is how I tend to approach your writing. Then I dive and there is nothing that can pull me away. As an author within the genre of chick litterers, you excel, charming the likes of me again and again.

I love your awareness of intimate violence and how state mandates regarding citizenship and immigration sustain and extend. How eloquent, daring, and ethical is Dee in this regard! I love the wit, kink, a
Jul 22, 2008 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Most women
Recommended to Emma by: Boss at work
You know what? I expected to read this book and think, urgh there's another chick-lit same-old same-old. I'm not the biggest fan of chick-lit but I can happily flit into the genre when I fancy something light-hearted.
I didn't find this predictable, though, which is my usual qualm with chick-lit.

Lola is easily the funniest and most engaging of the characters; I found myself looking forward to her bits the most. Grace is sarcastic, witty, and the woman that binds all the plots together.
Marnie is t
Oct 20, 2008 Keris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Claire Allan

I doubt there has been such an eagerly awaited book as Marian Keyes' This Charming Man - how we have watched eagerly over the past two years as news of her latest book filtered out. There was going to be a character called Lola in it. It was going to deal with domestic violence. It was going to be very, very long (hurrah!).

My excitement reached a peak when I discovered a copy just in time for my holidays and as I stroked the gorgeous purple cover I was dying to dig in - b
Feb 06, 2010 mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After an initial love affair with Keyes, I went off her. Her earlier novels, the ones I'd found at least, each focused on one member of a family, and I was getting weary of them - started forgetting who was who, etc.

But This Charming Man is a treasure. In the two weeks it took me to finish it, I have fallen in love with Grace and her unique family, Lola and her trannie, and a boatload of other characters as they work so hard to figure it all out.

This Charming Man is the first book ever to occupy
Jul 25, 2013 Wminbc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite simply one of Keyes best many different voices flowing and weaving together into a powerful work of pain, addiction, disparity, loathing, love, fashion and family! Lola kicks ass...I loved her most, but all parts fit like an amazing 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Steve Lindahl
Mar 20, 2014 Steve Lindahl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was telling my daughter-in-law recently how I give all the books I review either three, four, or five stars, because I don't finish the ones I would rate as one or two. This Charming Man nearly fell in that latter category. A great deal of time was spent developing the stories of Lola, Grace, and Marnie. Grace wasn't in bad shape, but the other two women were hard to take. Lola and Marnie were both struggling in their work because they were in such bad psychological states they couldn't do bas ...more
Sep 08, 2011 T&C rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Barbara Elsborg
Mar 17, 2009 Barbara Elsborg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book disappointing. The different fonts for different voices were not needed and rather aggravating. The clipped voice of Lola was beyond annoying. I just couldn't see the requirement. It was insulting to the reader as if we couldn't tell the difference between the voices.
I've no problem with the subject matter - but what the hell did these women find charming about him?? With only a few snapshots of his bullying violence - how could we see what they saw in him? He is a manipulator
Jul 24, 2008 Ngaire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-loved
Gosh, another great Marian Keyes book - just when I thought she couldn't get any better. I don't want to make any rash statements here, but I don't think that Marian Keyes is writing "chick lit" (god, how I hate that term) anymore. She's writing serious fiction that also happens to be hilarious in places. Must admit that the first chapter or so of Lola's story threw me off a bit, kept checking to make sure the entire book wasn't written in that diary style, but after a while it totally grew on m ...more
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Aug 22, 2008 Lianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
I really love Marian Keyes. I love how she can handle a serious subject -- here, domestic violence -- and inject both heartbreak and laughter in the same page. Because of the way she tackles such serious issues, I don't think of her books as chick lit anymore. I wanted a little more at the end of this book, but overall it was a great read.
rach arkless
Aug 30, 2012 rach arkless rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Marian Keyes, I just love her. I can't believe I wrote her off for so long as just another one of thousands of chick-lit writers. Her books are so funny and true to life, just brilliant and this one no exception! Could relate to all the main characters for one reason or another, was just a joy to read.
Reetta Saine
Jul 16, 2013 Reetta Saine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Minä olen viimeinkin löytänyt naisviihteilijän, joka oikeasti viihdyttää minua!! Kieli ja huumori ovat parhautta, ja kannattaakin etsiä oikeankielinen versio. Opit varmasti paljon uusia sanoja. Ai joo, parisuhdeväkivalta ja poliitiikka ei aiheina liene ihan yleisimpiä romansseissa.
Oct 12, 2015 Amafle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro muy real en el que claramente se puede apreciar el esfuerzo de la autora por tratar de abrir los ojos a sus lectores sobre la violencia de género y sicológica. No era un tipo encantador y sus protagonistas sufrieron mucho para descubrirlo.
Sep 10, 2015 Omaira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Un relato que se mueve entre el humor y el dramatismo con 4 narradoras muy diferentes entre sí pero a las que no conoces por igual. Algunos de los temas que se tratan son bastante serios y lo que más impacta, no por ser irreal sino por saber que de verdad eso pasa, es la actitud que toman los personajes que los sufren. En todo caso, la historia se extiende más de lo debido y hay muchas cosas que alargan innecesariamente la trama".

Reseña completa: http://entrelalecturayelcine.blogspot...

Krithika Sundar
This Charming Man... What an amazing book. So realistic so gripping. Marian Keyes really knows how to wrap you into her world of characters.

Paddy DeCourcy, sex god and future political leader of Ireland but what a dick.

This story ranges over 4 women smitten, heartbroken by Paddy.

1)Lola: She is an average woman in her thirties, stylist for high society women, has fallen for Paddy and he has broken her heart. She goes to Knockavay(sorry for my spellings) for a break and heal her heart. She first
Dana Al-Basha
Jul 22, 2016 Dana Al-Basha is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I think it's safe to say that Marian Keyes is becoming one of my favorite authors as I'm still reading this book, and no I haven't read anything else by her, but you just know when you stumble upon a good author that is loved by many fans. She's so good in writing a character and making you feel what they do whether you like them or don't, it's all about keeping it real with her, dramatic but with a sense of humor, well rounded characters and interesting plot that keeps you on the edge flipping ...more
Victoria Scott
Marian Keyes is my favourite author. Always. But this book.. It let me down. It's written in four points of view, so I'm going to do a four part review.

Lola, quite honestly, needs a punch in the face. She's definitely on my Shovel List. Her grammar was terrible! It was done on purpose, but it really frustrated me. She would start sentences in the middle. "Went to shop. Wait minute. Not right. Soup of day lumpy." That's not a direct quote, don't worry! But that's basically how it was writte
Jun 24, 2012 Heeral rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit

I am a big Marian fan, she has the ability to write heartbreaking stories with ladlefuls of humour on every page, practically swing you from giggles to tears. This is rare for any author and let alone any in so called "women's fiction"

When this book hit the shelves, maybe my expectations were just too high because I had read all available Marian Keyes books and loved most of them. Each of these 4 women, Lola, Gracie, Marnie and Alicia are in one way or another impacted by this charming Irish pol
Feb 03, 2010 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I couldn't keep up with this book. There was too much mystery. I did like the characters, and I was interested enough to continue through the whole book, so I rated it as "ok" instead of that I didn't like it, but I felt very impatient. I knew it was all going to come together (and I of course had a pretty good guess as to what it was going to be) but it took a rather long time to get there. Then, the falling action was very short. It didn't match with the super-drawn-out set up of the ...more
Iris Blobel
Honestly, this book didn't rock my world. I remember reading "Anybody out there" and I was in tears.

We get to know four women, all of them somehow know Paddy De Courcy who has just announced his engagement. We learn their stories, their ups and downs, and how their life's been affected by Paddy.

The first, I don't know, 100 pages were horrible. H-o-r-r-i-b-l-e. It was Lola's story and as much as I liked her story, I skipped most of her's because of the Diary/Blog like writing style. But honestly
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Marian Keyes, born September 10, 1963, is a popular Irish writer, considered to be one of the original progenitors of "chick lit". Keyes' first novel, Watermelon, was published in Ireland in 1995. Since then she has published seven further novels and two collections of non-fiction, and has sold 15 million copies of her books in 30 languages.

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