Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book review: This charming man by Marian Keyes

This is my copy
 in swedish
(En förtjusande man
av M. Keyes)
Author: Marian Keyes
Title: This charming man
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 730 (my copy in swedish)

My Rating

‘Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married’ But for four women in particular, the big news about the charismatic politician is especially momentous … Stylist Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy’s marrying – because although she’s his girlfriend, she definitely isn’t the bride-to-be. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will Lola’s retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? … Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. She wants the inside story on the de Courcy engagement and thinks Lola holds the key. Grace’s sister, Marnie, might be able to help but she’s too busy holding her perfect life – perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house – together. And what of the soon to be Mrs de Courcy … Alicia will has waited a long time for this and is determined to be the perfect politician’s wife. But does she know the real Paddy de Courcy? Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all …

MY REVIEW (thoughts)

This book is absolutely BRILLIANT! Four women and all of them entangled with a manin different ways. I came to think of 'One man to rule them all! "(LoL) I was so curious right from the first page. What have these women in common with this man? One of them seems to hate him and another seems to worship him. How does this fit? This book is exciting from start to finish. How can this man be the center of all four of these women´s lives? She writes with a real dry sense of humor and I laughed till I cried on almost every page, but do not think anything other than that this is a tragic story. Yes it is a sad book, but written with humor and sarcasm, which is actually a brilliant combination.

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