Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

Goodreads: Life is a circle, and what goes around, comes around. Just ask a trio of unforgettable women in Marian Keyes enchanting new novel . . .

Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming new novel proves there are three sides to every story . . . especially in the world of publishing!

Kritters Thoughts: Well at the beginning of this book, I was nervous I wasn't going to finish the over 600 page book that sat on my nightstand. Then it switched to another character's point of view.

The first one - Gemma - was way too whiny to start the book off. I know the order of the characters mattered due to the unveiling of the story, but I was really not liking this book in the beginning. By the time Keyes introduces the second two characters I am engulfed in their semi-connected stories and wondering how this will all end.

Upon completing - I would have to say in general I liked the book. I know that I am biased when it comes to books based on Britishness (sorry rooms) - never been a fan. But when I got beyond the language barrier I enjoyed how each character was entangled and affected by one another.

I would definitely recommend this but with hesitation to those who are not into the British things AND to those who are not into larger volume books!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 648 pages

GR July - Sept Challenge: Big and Small - this was the big one at 648 pages

1 comment :

  1. This was the first Marian Keyes book I read, and I admit I was put off by the size of it at first. But I really loved this one and I'm a huge fan of hers. Though I'm a huge fan of British chick lit, and I do see your point that if you're not a fan of it or have difficulty with the language barriers it may not be as good.


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