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The Latecomers Fan Club

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A New Acclaimed Work of Contemporary Women's Fiction
from the author of Watch Me Disappear

What is it about guys with guitars in their hands that makes them so irresistible, even when they are obviously self-centered jerks? If Abby and Maggie could answer that question, maybe they could finally get over Nathaniel.

Abby was first sucked in by Nathaniel's rock 'n roll swagger
ebook, Second Digital Edition, 226 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2013)
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Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
A nice little multi narrative story, told by two women, and one man.
The plot didn't pack any punches, or hold any surprises, but it was told well, and paced nicely.
What struck me most about the book though was my dislike for was a mystery how anyone wanted a relationship with him, let alone everyone!!! :)
Rose Maniscalco
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book despite not really liking any of the main characters. Well, except Abby, she was a decent person.

As for Maggie and Nathaniel, I found them selfish, lazy and thoughtless, always blaming the world for their lack of success and happiness and never realizing they had the power to change everything by just putting some effort into things.

Maggie has a masters degree and after her divorce, the best job she can find is at the makeup counter at Macy's. She moves in with her mom and w
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book on a whim and really enjoyed it. The character development is very good in this story of disappointment in the lives of three people in their early thirties.
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Author: Dianne V. Mulligan

Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

Narrator: Beckett Royce

Length: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Genre: Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Release Date: November 24, 2014

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Abby is definitely not living her dream life. In fact, her life kind of sucks. She works at a dumpy bar and lives in a dumpy apartment. Her boyfriend of several years is basically a self-centered jerk who doesn't appreciate her and takes her for granted. The on
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Latecomers Fan Club is an intriguing contemporary women's fiction story that revolves around the complexities of life, love and relationships.

Set in Boston and the suburbs of Somerville and Worcester, the story is told in the alternating third person narrative with flashbacks to the past involving three complex individuals and their complicated love triangle. The reader is introduced to Abby, Nathaniel, and Maggie, who are all struggling in their individual lives and romantic relationships.
Teena in Toronto
Abby is a bartender. She met Nathaniel at the bar where she works four years ago when he and his band were playing. What started out as a one night stand is still going on. Abby is in love with Nathaniel and is there to support him when he gets down and starts drinking. He's haunted by not fulfilling his dreams of being a musician in his band, The Latecomers, and having to be a professor at a couple colleges to be able to pay his bills. For Nathaniel, Abby is convenient and he does appreciate he ...more
Dec 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I like storylines with old friends meeting up. I’m particularly interested in how their old lives hold up when they intersect with their new lives. What are they thinking? Are they happy and living up to their dreams or are they disappointed with how things turned out? This is why I was drawn to The Latecomers Fan Club.

The story centers around three characters, Abby, Nathaniel and Maggie. Abby and Nathaniel are currently an item; Nathaniel and Maggie were best friends in high school. Abby lament
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Within the first two pages, I knew I was going to enjoy reading The Latecomers Fan Club. Mulligan writes with such a clean, easy style that slipping into the lives of Abby, Nathaniel and Maggie is effortless from the off.

The actual storyline is a complex web of emotions, stemming from unfulfilled lives and stagnant potential. As the three main characters’ lives intertwine, they initially begin to bring each other down; Maggie is a divorcee lost soul, searching for her own path after moving in, m
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"The Latecomers Fan Club" was an interesting listen. I like the way each character or the main characters had their own chapters. Abby, Maggie, AND Nathaniel. I wasn't sure how I felt about the characters. I think the girls orbited around the narcissistic guitarist who are in fact his fan club. Abby was my favorite and Nathaniel WAS a jerk. There were also great supporting characters.

I think this was a well put together book that didn't pull any punches. The characters were all introduced nicely
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Watch for great things to come from this young author. Diane V. Mulligan’s first novel—Watch Me Disappear— was a finalist for the Kindle Book Review, Best Indie Book Awards. The Latecomers Fan Club, Mulligan’s latest novel, won the IndieReader Discover Award in the “Chick-Lit” category.

Latecomers Fan Club brings to life the unfilled ambitions and wrongs turns of a group of twentysomethings and thirtysomethings. Abbie, one of the two main female characters, is appealing in her honesty and simpli
Felisha Caldeira
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Too many times the stories get it wrong, life I mean. But Diane Mulligan got it just right with The Latecomer's Fan club.
It's your tragic love triangle where everyone is in the wrong and can't see their own blindness until their world comes crashing down, but in this story it's how they recover and re-discover life again that makes this a worthwhile read.
Becket Royce does a superb job narrating this novel. Her tone is crisp and easy to listen to and her characters are realistic and captivating.
Chuck Abdella
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
While at first, this book did not appear to be my typical genre for reading, I found that The Latecomers Fan Club has real crossover appeal. The author writes an engaging plot and really excels at drawing complex characters. This is a wonderful novel and most readers should find the challenges faced by characters to be comfortingly familiar, yet strikingly original. I highly recommend this book as a fine piece of fiction. It is well worth checking out! This is the mark of a great author if you l ...more
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 8.0/10.0

Review: This story was quite good. The way the author was able to portray each character and show their strengths and weaknesses was outstanding. The dialogue on the longer conversations seemed a bit strained but the storyline overcame this weakness. The plot was great and the characters were awesome. The different perspectives of the characters flowed easily, and seamlessly. That's hard to do and Mulligan nailed it. I've already recommended this to friends, and I'll continue to
deborah hill
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unique and realistic

Not a story that is full of happy ever after think that's why I loved it. This was a face it book. Nathaniel is the biggest jerk on earth and lots of times it's faced. Maggie's a dead beat. Abbey is real I loved her from page one. She is awesome and her best friend is a gem. I recommend This book highly and this author. Here's real. Loved it
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mulligan is a confident, competent writer. Clean prose that cuts to the quick of this story about finding a new way out, though maybe it's never about finding a way out of your life but learning what's best about the life you choose to have. A fine read. ...more
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I am the author of three novels. My most recent, What She Inherits, was published in January, 2017. My first novel, Watch Me Disappear (2012), was a finalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards in the Young Adult category in 2013, and my second, The Latecomers Fan Club (2013), was named a 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award winner. In 2015, I released a brief guide book to self-publish ...more

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