Book Review: Last Chance Saloon – by Marian Keyes

Last Chance Saloon is one of Keyes’ earlier works. The 4th work of fiction out of her current 12, this story seemed to be tighter. I enjoy Keyes’ writing because there are always so many great characters to get to know and follow around. This book didn’t have as many funny parts as her later works I’ve read, and it started out slow where I was unsure of what the…

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Book Review: Anybody Out There? By Marian Keyes

So apparently I’ve been out of the loop on Marian Keyes’ books. The first book I picked up by Keyes was The Other Side of the Story, which is still my favorite, although Angels comes in at a close second, and it is one of her later works. All of her books are stand alone novels as far as I’m aware, but her earlier works involve a female lead who…

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Book Review: The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

The Brightest Star in the Sky written by Marian Keyes is the author’s favorite book of her own she’s written to date. Keyes uses the omnipresent tense to take the reader into the lives of the multiple inhabitants of four different flats in an apartment building on 66 Start Street in Dublin, Ireland. In the top floor flat lives music exec Katie. She spends her days fighting off has-been rock…

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When in Ireland…buy books from thy favorite Irish authors

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Book Review – This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes charms with This Charming Man with her high tension writing that keeps you turning the page and the sprinkles of humor. I’d have to say even though the title sounds easy and breezy, this book is definitely not what I consider a beach read. While the tale is a more serious one, that focuses on alcoholism and violence, you don’t get any idea of this nature from the…

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