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In at the Deep End by Kate        Davies
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, literary-novels, comedy, giveaways, contemporary-fiction

(I received an ARC of this title and leave my honest opinion of the book below.)

Kate Davies' In At The Deep End is a funny and rather charming Bridget Jones-esque look at life and love in modern-day London.

Julia is certainly one of the more interesting and realistic characters to be brought to the page in this tale of sexual awakening. Her at times inconsistencies, doubts and feelings as you go through the novel, make her seem all the more genuine, which helps propel you forward in wanting to know what she will get up to. There is never not an opportunity for a cut-up or a quip that in less capable hands would grow annoying, but Davies is excellent in making this humor part of the story she is weaving here, rather than just an opportunity to demonstrate her wordplay or wit.

It's impossible while reading this to not think about Bridget Jones in terms of Julia's character, but Davies' approach and subject matter, especially with her interesting takes on LGBT life and modern sexual culture in general, is different enough to where this can stand on its own. A rather fascinating and enjoyable debut by an author to watch!

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Reading Progress

March 30, 2019 – Shelved
March 30, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 25, 2019 – Started Reading
May 28, 2019 –
page 24
May 29, 2019 –
page 47
May 30, 2019 –
page 124
June 3, 2019 –
page 290
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: literary-novels
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: comedy
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: giveaways
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
June 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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