Hmm. A top lawyer as a housekeeper. Interesting concept. Turned out to be rather funny. But the book is rather flat. And unrealistic off course. You cHmm. A top lawyer as a housekeeper. Interesting concept. Turned out to be rather funny. But the book is rather flat. And unrealistic off course. You can't go from not being capable of doing anything in the kitchen to cooking and serving a big charity lunch in about a month... And I don't agree with the values in the book. I'm not saying it is antifeminist really. I just would have liked a compromise between carrier and domestics, because that is what I believe in. The ending annoyed me....more
A Tangled Web is one of the LMM novels I bought on PEI. It is about the Dark and Penhallow -clan and The Jug that everyone wants to inherit. Aunt BeckA Tangled Web is one of the LMM novels I bought on PEI. It is about the Dark and Penhallow -clan and The Jug that everyone wants to inherit. Aunt Becky, the owner of the jug, desides that the name of the one to inherit the jug will be publiced a year after her death, and during this year a lot of things happen in the clan.
Aunt Becky seams to me to be a very vice woman, whereas the younger people are real fools. It's all about relationships and stubbornes and stupidnes. The web is very tangled! All in all very Montgomery-like, and off course everything turns more than all right in the end...
A nice read. I especially enjoyed the first part of the book, that was about aunt Becky and her levee....more
First I thought Rachel's Holiday was a shallow book, because Rachel was so shallow in the beginning of the book. Just like an other Bridget Jones, jusFirst I thought Rachel's Holiday was a shallow book, because Rachel was so shallow in the beginning of the book. Just like an other Bridget Jones, just that she takes drugs on top of everything else. That is, she was a woman who cared about nothing but men and her looks.
Well, but Marian Keyes certainly managed to get some depth in her book. The book developed as Rachel developed. In the beginning I thought just like Rachel that the putting of her in a rehab center was some kinda mistake. I thought her problems weren't very serious. Certainly they were.
I think Keyes really managed to describe drug addiction, its reasons and recovering from it. The whole process, of which I definitely only had a vague idea.
Marian Keyes isn't crap really! I really wanna read more about Rachel and her sisters....more
Well, yet an other Keyes I can say again. Keyes is entertaining most of the time, but sometimes she annoys me.
As for "Sushi..." Its different from theWell, yet an other Keyes I can say again. Keyes is entertaining most of the time, but sometimes she annoys me.
As for "Sushi..." Its different from the other Keyes Ive read. This time there is three main characters instead one. They are:
Lisa, magazine editor from London sent to Dublin to start a new young woman's mag. She’s bossy and obsessed with her work. Pretty different from other Keyes-characters, since she atleat seams confident. However her marriage is a catastrophe, but she cant forget about Oliver who is becoming her ex-husband.
Ashling, the typical MK-character with low self-esteem and suffering of depression. First I hated her because she was so stupid, but in the end of the book she was the character with the best development.
Clodagh, home mother tired of her husband and doing nothing expect being home. In the beginning she seamed to be the most interesting character, but since she started having an affair she turned out to be a total idiot.
Hmm, what the book really is about is searching for happiness and the kind of life that is right for you. The title Sushi for beginners somehow refers to that, but it isnt immediately very clear for me. Its something about trying new different things to find whats right for you. Yeah, thats really it, so it is a very good title. It easily gets ones attention too, since at least I didnt know what sushi actually was when I started to read the book.
My official rating for this book is 3½ even thou thats not possible. Sushi isnt as good as some other MK-books, but it actually is a bit more than silly entertainment....more
Tony Parsons is great, but One form my baby isn't as good as Man and Boy, which was so great/wonderful/lovely. But I definitely likes One for my babyTony Parsons is great, but One form my baby isn't as good as Man and Boy, which was so great/wonderful/lovely. But I definitely likes One for my baby too. It's a different story about the same things. The only thing that really is missing is adorable little Pat!
This time the main character is called Alfie (what a stupid name by the way). He is also looking for true love. The only thing that makes him different from the main character in Man and Boy (help, what was he called?) is that his wife has died and he thinks he has already got his chance... But othervice most things are quite much the same. Tha Asian girls that turn out not to be right for Alfie, the English woman (single mother with not so respectable job (here called Jackie, in M&B called Syd, so even the names are similiar, names that I assotiate firsthand with men) who turn to BE the right one...
In "Baby" there is of course more of the Asian culture. The happy east and the lousy modern west... That the book definitely states. Alfie admires for example the Chinese and wants to learn Tai Chi. (Tai Chi, that's our taitsí, "Pappa e på taitsí", we even refuse to pronaunce it right.)...more
Ten Thousand Lovers is yet an other of the books, which I got interested in while in Canada. The cover as well as the title immediatly attracted me. ATen Thousand Lovers is yet an other of the books, which I got interested in while in Canada. The cover as well as the title immediatly attracted me. And ten Thousand Lovers turned out to be a very intersting book too. It is set in Israel (of the 70s), which is a place completely new to me. ('Course I knew it existed, but I had never read a book about Israel.) The book is basically a love story between Ami, an army interrogater (person who tortures prisoners to make them tell importatnt infomation...) and Lily, a young emigrant student.
The story is very intereting/good and it feels real. I lerant quite a few thinhs about Israel and the fight between the Arabs and the Israelis. And off course, like said on the back cover of the book, it is very contemporary despite being set in the 70s....more
My Summer with George is a book I found in my mom's bookcase... and it wasn't really what I had expected it to be, for the better and for the worse.
IMy Summer with George is a book I found in my mom's bookcase... and it wasn't really what I had expected it to be, for the better and for the worse.
It is about Hermione Beldame, a successful romance writer, who lives a luxurious life in NYC, but who's love life is, well problematic, her being both divorced and widowed twice... Now she is around 60 years old, but the best parts of the book are the glimpses into her past, which wasn't all that glamorous her coming from a poor background.
Well, I don't really know if I liked the book or not. SOMEHOW it was just a big nothingness that ended up nowhere... But one thing is clear: I will never read any more romances...! They are just mass-produced crap. How could I even think that I would read though all of Danielle Steels production or even touch anything by Nora Roberts was it set in Baltimore or not. But actually I wonder what kind of writer Marilyn French herself is...? Is she some kind of romance writer also? I'm probably not going to find out....more