Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coversations with Friends by Sally Rooney: A Review

Frances and Bobbi used to date and are now best friends who perform poetry together.  When they meet a writer, Melissa, and her actor husband, Nick, the four quickly form a tight friendship.  Frances soon falls in love with Nick and begins an affair with him.

I really didn't find this book too interesting.   It was actually boring for most of the book.  The only interesting part that I found, Frances' health scare, ended very anticlimactically.  The whole book was actually very anticlimactic.  The characters were all equally unlikable.  All of them were selfish, pretentious and uninteresting.  None of the characters had a unique voice or personality.  While the writing was very fluid, I just couldn't enjoy myself while reading this book because the story and the characters were so flat.

Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Peggy Hughes and Sara Baume discuss new Irish literature in this video:

My rating:

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The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
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All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg

This book is expected to be released July 11, 2017 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Read more reviews on this book on Goodreads.

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