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Straight Talking Paperback – 5 Sep 2002
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Tasha, the anti-heroine of Jane Green's Straight Talking, is sassy, sexy and out for all she can get, or so she would have you believe. Straight Talking aims its arrows of truth directly at you, as its narrator, Tasha, openly discusses issues as if you were part of the world on the page and could answer back. The book is a no-holds-barred, frank take on sex, friendship and relationships for the single thirtysomething. A ladette in her 20s, sleeping around happily with a series of men, Tasha begins to retrench in her 30s and it becomes all-out open warfare to capture a man.
Will she fall for the suave, arrogant Andrew, who has females falling at his feet? Or will she fall back into a relationship with her treacherous ex-boyfriend, Simon? Or will she come to lean on nice, but not terribly sexy, Adam? Green's/Tasha's style is irreverent and self-deprecating as she points the finger at the clichés of singledom: "Of course I have cats. What self-respecting single career woman of 30 who's secretly desperately longing to give it all up for the tall, rich stranger of her dreams doesn't have cats?" She has a keen eye and a cutting tongue, which sustains the action and pace of this sharply observed and witty first novel. --Nicola Perry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I got this book for nothing and that's what it is worth, don't waste your time on it.
Also, dispite the fact that we had had a guy that was not only unbearably sexy, intelligent, sensive but loved her without limit, it wasn't a very'romantic' read -nor was it as amusing as Jemima J. I found the morals questionable and depressing (not just the bed hopping, but the using the abusing and the general sleaziness of it all), and if it was more realistic and thoughtful than say Jemima J, it was shorter on laughs and totally drained of optimism. Ultimately I found the heroine irritating and unsympathetic..Read more ›
I am staggered by the number of readers who appear to empathise with this character. I am yet to be convinced that Tasha typifies your average 90s woman, as some people claim. However, she is marginally less offensive than another of Green's charcacters, the vacuous Libby of 'Mr Maybe'. I think the dilemmas these women face are real 90s ones but they're not dealt with in a sympathetic way as the characterisation is so appalling. They are not real women, they lack depth. The storylines are also extremely predictable. Summing up, I would say these books are lacking in wit, profundity, humour & compassion - all 4 of which I consider to be essential elements in a novel of this genre. Do not waste your money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all of her books, and have now read them all. Lets hope she publishes some more soon! PLEASE!Published on 3 April 2014 by Mrs B
Very good service from this supplier as usual, book was in excellent condition. Not read this book yet but love Jane Green as a author so I am sure will enjoy this one.Published on 26 Mar. 2013 by carol H.
A nasty shallow story about a nasty shallow character. OK, I don't expect profundity in a chick-lit novel, but I would hope to get to know and like the main character, and feel... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by Bibliophan
This is the most boring book i have ever tried to read! I normally love Jane Green but not this time :(Published on 6 July 2011 by S. Caffrey
I have just finished this book and it took me 2 days,i found it very refreshing and realistic about relationships,friendships etc. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2010 by Ana