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Old 07-11-2007, 12:34 PM
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Marian Keyes novels

has anyone ever read books by this author? i went and bought 4 of her books today and i've never even heard of her ! what was i thinking, right?!
but i just couldn't resist, the covers and titles were so cute and they seemed really interesting. i know, i know.. "never judge a book by its cover"

i hope they are good! i think she is part of the chick lit genre, also another territory that i am unfamiliar with. i never even got around to reading shopaholic (is that considered chick lit too?)

ETA: make that now 5 books
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:38 PM
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I really enjoy her books, Doesn't she have The last Chance Saloon and Lucy Sullivan Got Married. Jane Green is really good to.

I bought her Under the Covers Book, but, I am not too big a fan of short stories.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:10 PM
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i've got
Last Chance Saloon
Lucy Sullivan Got Married
Watermelon
Rachel's Holiday
and Sushi for Beginners

i should really get started on reading them
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:15 PM
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yes you should! those are all great!
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I've read all her books - total chic lit, but I loved em! All Irish, btw...
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:39 AM
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I love Marian Keyes! You should read The Other Side of The Story
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I LOVE Marian Keyes also, all her books are good, easy reading perfect for holidays or just chilling out!

I read Watermelon at 15 and loved it, it was very emotional though! Then a few years later I read a few more, now I've read them all!

Agreed though that Under the duvet, and Further under the duvet are not so good, but I think its because you don't have a chance to get in to the story before its over!!
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They are very funny and easy to read. I have all of them but I absolutely adore Last Chance Saloon. It's spot on and it makes me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.
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Last Chance Saloon is brilliant! I've just re-read it now, and am currenctly re-reading Sushi For Beginners! I have about 10 new books, but some how I love to read these!
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:32 PM
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I've never been able to really get into Marian Keyes' works.

However, I do agree with whomever posted about Jane Green; I've liked all her works so far.

Shopaholic is most definitely chick lit, IMO. I've read every book in that series except "Shopaholic and Baby" and I do love reading chick lit as it's a nice break from the heavy reading I do for work and school.

Lately however, I've needed to take a break from the usual chick lit formula and have been reading nonfiction books on hobby subjects in my (very limited) spare time.

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I've only read one of the Shopaholics and Loved it! Not sure why I havent got any more, I guess they're so good noone ever wants to get rid of them... as I mostly buy 2nd hand as I read through them so quickly its expensive to always buy new!
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I love Marian Keyes! Sometimes I need to read something that I know will end happily and with closure. You follow her characters as they discover themselves and take control of their lives (after a lot of falling down).

She is definitely chick lit, but often her stories turn out to carry quite a bit of depth, with topics like drug abuse, alcoholism, dealing with death, abusive relationships, etc.

I cried a lot for Anybody Out There, but Rachel's Holiday remains my fav.
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I love Marian Keyes! Sometimes I need to read something that I know will end happily and with closure. You follow her characters as they discover themselves and take control of their lives (after a lot of falling down).
I totally agree with this, I don't read a lot of Chick Lit but sometimes I want something a little cheesy, happy and predictable. I read Last Chance Saloon a few years back.
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After reading 'This Charming Man' on holiday, i thought i'd bump this thread for anyone looking for a good holiday read. It was so good that I read it in about two days and it's a fair wedge of a book. Loved the characters and the different styles of writing she used for each one and she covered some pretty tricky subjects really well. If you haven't read it yet, i really do recommend it!
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