Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumble ...more
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Her talented writing style and unique story telling skills still drag you into this story but extra embellished, long back stories of the characters and their unlikable attributes give you hesitation to connect with them.
Reading stories about theater companies and Hollywood always attract my attention. But this story is more about resentments, what ifs , marriage problems, adultery, sec ...more
Did you see that 2019 movie “Marriage Story” with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver? Did you enjoy it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you might like Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s follow up to her blockbuster debut, The Nest.
These are the types of reviews I enjoy writing th ...more
Flora and Julian have been married for almost twenty years, just as long as they've been best friends with Da ...more
It’s a story about grownups and growing up...from New York to California.
Page turning - women’s fiction - the story deals tenderly and honestly about adult life - shifting dynamics and tensions between tw ...more
The story here covers the Fletcher family - the parents, Flora and Julian, both actors, and their daughter, Ruby, along with their close friends Margot and David. The story wanders all over the place. Flashbacks to when the adults were youn ...more
I am so very tired of reading about it in books. I don't often read early reviews because I love to go into books blind without reading the synopsis because it's one of those things that makes me happy (most of the time). I also like to figure out my own opinion before looking for others'. Unfortunately, it ends up with me having to read books that aren't my taste, like this one which was given to me in exchange of an honest review.
Good Company follows Flora (but ...more
good company by cynthia d'aprix sweeney takes a lazy, maze-like amble through two marriages—flora and julian's, and margot and david's—spanning the easy beginnings, passions as they fizzle out into ambivalence, and questions of whether something ruined can be rekindled anew. the discovery of a wedding ring thought to be lost sends flora and all the relationships around her into tumult and so begins a journey through time—though this journ ...more
I’ve always been drawn to books that crack open and delve into intimate relationships like a marriage or parent/child bond. This story is a powerful exploration of a woman’s relationship with her husband and best friend. What starts out as new, exiting and somewhat volatile, Flora’s relationship with Julian becomes easy, comfortable and a backbone in her existence. After getting married and having their daughter Ruby, Flora and Julian fall into a familiar existence with Julian running ...more
Good Company explores the relationship between a husband and wife, a woman and her best friend, Margot, and parents with their daughter. It’s not a fast-paced novel but character driven, and jumps arou ...more
I wasn't a fan of the author's first book but was interested to see if she would prove me wrong.
Overall, the writing was good, but I wasn't interested in the story or the characters.
This wasn't a domestic drama so much as character studies of the most important people in our lives and what makes a family; our spouse and children, our BFFs and the people that make up our social circle.
It's also about a woman named Flora who discovers the mos ...more
Thanks to HarperCollins for the advance reading copy.
Good Company is the story of friend ...more
“Forgiveness is a choice. It doesn’t arrive on fairy wings; it doesn’t descend from the sky for you to take or leave. Forgivenes ...more
This is my first book by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, but I’ve seen the love that other readers have for her novel, The Nest. I was excited to read a book by her that is not in my typical genres. Good Company is about two marriages - Flora and Julian’s and Margot and David’s. Flora’s life is forever changed when she finds her husband’s wedding ring that he claims he lost one summer many years ago.
Even with my feelings of being let down, this is still a fine novel. ...more
Just like The Nest, I found the characters so perfectly self-centered and flawed. I liked them all but also was annoyed by them. Here and in Malibu Rising, no one had regular 9-5 jobs - they were all actors and doctors. Th ...more
The cha ...more
The novel follows three friends: Flora and Julian, who are married, and also the ...more
The structure of the book truly did not work for me; it was all over the place, the timeline just floated between past and presen ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review. ...more
If that’s still a few months away for you, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney has the next best thing: Her new novel, “Good Company,” is a story about the profound joy (and heartache) of family and friends. It’s an affecting reminder that no matter how comfortable and settled things feel, life is always about change — changing places, changing careers and even changing loyalties.
Sweeney’s comic debut, "The Nest,” was a breakou ...more
Have you ever wondered about a spouse who doesn't participate in the marriage, seems a wee-bit self indulged, seems to have lost his/her wedding ring which was later uncovered neatly tucked away?
Yes, I did wonder the same in my own marriage and I too uncovered the rapidly dissolving disregard of the love I thought we shared and Flora sadly has come to uncover the 'ring' is a much deeper wound to carry.
We all carry the weight of the load on our shoulder ...more
Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (author of the ...more
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