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The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This novel is different than Marian Keyes' other novels. It is not chick-lit but definitely a proper novel just difficult to put into any specific category. On the back cover it says that the novel is funny which I don't really agree with. It is humorous but it is not happy, more like sad-funny. The main character Helen suffers from depression, as a result of the financial crisis she has lost her income and is forced to move to her parents, new boyfriend has an ex and three children so there is not much private time. Who would want her life? Marian Keyes' writing is as wonderful as ever but I just did not like the story.
The Governor - The Complete First Series [1995] [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Janet McTeer
4.0 out of 5 stars Ruff prison drama, 8 Aug 2013
This series is not quite of the same level as Prime Suspect but I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys that kind of police drama or series such as Silent Witness. The Governor differs from those series a lot, it is not light entertainment but gives quite a ruff picture of prison life and how the environment effects those working there. What makes the series interesting is how well the interaction between people is described.
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 3 Aug 2013
I bought the book because it was so highly recommended but did not really know what to expect. I have not read her other writing before and was positively surprised. She does write like a journalist but in this case it is a good thing. The book deals with difficult subjects such as abortion but is best when connecting 13-year old girl's hopes and fears with 35-year old woman's life experience. Extremely personal and therefore interesting and moving.