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Slow, long and not very entertaining
on 26 December 2002
After reading a few varying reviews, I thought I would give the book a go. Armed with a few days filled with nothing to do, I began reading the debut novel by Faith Bleasdale. The subject matter seemed something I could possibly relate to, having just graduated from university. However, the university that each and every selfish and self centered character in this book attended, was certainly not one I had ever heard of.
From page one, the incessant and annoying ramblings of the main character Ruth, made me want to slap her. Add to that one equally annoying ex boyfriend and three 'one dimensional' flat mates and the result is a book which both bored and irritated me.
I persevered however, through each and every ridiculous one night stand and 'relationship' until I finally reached the end.
The book did have a few good parts, but I felt the development of characters, other than Katie, were severely lacking.
I had already read the second installment by Ms Bleasdale 'Pinstripes', which is altogether a much more accomplished and well rounded novel. So if you have only read this one and been put off for life, I would recommend having a look at her second offering. Much better!