Last Chance Saloon: Novel Hardcover – 1 Aug 2001
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Author of the hugely popular Rachel's Holiday and Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Marian Keyes is back swinging the doors of heartache and hilarity with Last Chance Saloon. Meet Tara, the rapidly expanding food-loving shopaholic; Katherine, the neat, male-ego-destroying singleton; Fintan, the fashion-conscious lovely, and Lorcan, the gorgeous but rotten redheaded womaniser. Marian Keyes deliberately deploys stereotypical characters and situations, then attempts to subvert the stereotypes, though perhaps in rather obvious ways. Throughout, Tara bores us with her lament that she is at the last chance saloon, meaning that if she ends her current relationship at 31, she's on the shelf for life. "For the first time Tara visualised it and she contracted with fear. It was like being told to jump off a cliff ... 'But what would become of me without Thomas? I'd never get anyone else and I hate not having a man. And it's not something I'm proud of' she added quickly. 'I'm going to puke', Fintan interrupted, urgently." Those who can resist the urge to follow Fintan's lead on the umpteenth rendition of this particular complaint will enjoy the book. It's addictive--reading The Last Chance Saloon is like watching the omnibus edition of Sunset Beach; you know the acting is awful and the same scenes keep on repeating themselves but you can't help being hooked and feeling sated afterwards. At almost 600 pages, settle down for a Saturday afternoon and don't expect to be getting up again until Sunday. --Nicola Perry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In Marian Keyes' BESTSELLING Last Chance Saloon, three great friends discover that despite their best-laid plans, life can unravel in the most unexpected ways.
'Love is blind, there was no doubt about it. In Tara's case it was also deaf, dumb, dyslexic, had a bad hip and the beginnings of Alzheimer's . . .'(from the publisher's description) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
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on 1 September 2017
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I found the first two thirds hard going, although the description of the cancer treatment etc was extremely accurate, then it seemed like the author was in rush to finish writing the book. The only reason I'd recommend this would be to fellow cancer sufferers and I'd just highlight a few chapters describing fintans symptoms, treatment etc.
on 27 May 2017
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Fab as ever, gives a wonderful message that friends are so important and you should be able to be yourself and rely on them through all life,s ups and downs . Makes you think about the ,friends who don't and time to dump the baggage as life is too short x
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Love the book however didnt have it long and the pages started to fall out
Excellent read, written in such a way that you really feel you know the characters. Great story with lots of highs and lows, of which you feel every one with them.
A fun read . Must admit i did not want to put it down. Easy relaxing book. Will try one more by same author
Have been reading Marion Keyes books systematically as a recent convert to her. This book personally resonated with me and it became oddly comforting. A real page turner.
A good read, quite sobering and thought provoking in places