2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

REVIEW for This Charming Man

Thank you goes out to Penguin Book Club.ca for sending me a copy of this book!
TITLE: This Charming Man

AUTHOR: Marian Keyes
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 3 Stars
Marion Keyes has been writing about women and love for quite so time and it is obvious that she has her pulse on what make women tick. In This Charming Man, Keyes once again manages to bring us a story of 4 women who embark on a story of self discovery and growth by dating and having a relatinship with the wrong man. Unfortunately or fortunately, broken relationships often help a woman grow and discover more of what she is looking for (or not looking for).
In this novel, we find 4 women who have all dated this apparently suave and fast talking man - while his public image may be pure, these women truly know what kind of man he really is. What i liked about this novel is that although 4 women have dated this man, they are all very different and yet, very similar at the same time. Although they have all had bad experiences with him, somehow each of their experiences is directly tied to him - but also to their own flaws as well as their expectations and dreams.
The novel is all very well tied together in that these women all made me root for them, at the same time being quite conscious of the fact that each has somehow needed this broken relationship to make themselves richer in the end. One of the things that I don't like about Keyes novels is that they are generally too long and this one is no exception.
I did enjoy this novel, although I thought that the story could have been told in a shorter version of the book.
Overall a good read, but not the strongest Keyes book.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Rally, only a 3 from Marian Keyes?
I would like to know what your favorite book by her is.
I have Watermelon and Angels but have not read them yet.

bermudaonion said...

I've never read any of Keyes' books but have read a lot of great reviews for her work. It sounds like this one could have used a good edit.

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