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Charming Man

By Marian Keyes

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Better than I thought it would be!

    I am not a fan of this type of book, normally - but this was entertaining and despite the choppy and somewhat bizarre shifting of narrative voice I really quite enjoyed this tale of an Irish politician who is bad through and through - the end was a l ...(continue)

    I am not a fan of this type of book, normally - but this was entertaining and despite the choppy and somewhat bizarre shifting of narrative voice I really quite enjoyed this tale of an Irish politician who is bad through and through - the end was a little weak however and contrived.

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    Liz4211 said on Dec 8, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Dublin. Lola is a nice, good stylist who reads on newspapers her boyfriend, the New Ireland politician, Paddy De Courcy, is about to marry another woman. Alicia is the not totally aware Paddy's wife to be. Grace is a beautiful journalist in love with ...(continue)

    Dublin. Lola is a nice, good stylist who reads on newspapers her boyfriend, the New Ireland politician, Paddy De Courcy, is about to marry another woman. Alicia is the not totally aware Paddy's wife to be. Grace is a beautiful journalist in love with Damien but, in a way, involved in Paddy's story ...and her twin sister's one of Paddy's exes. Marnie, Grace's twin sister, living in London, married, two daughters, Paddy's ex, is so fragile she can barely survive day by day. All the Paddy's women share a secret about him... Turn-pager.

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    rubidu said on Apr 29, 2012 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Con questo romanzo la Keyes si è confermata come una grandissima scrittrice (certo, ha fatto i suoi scivoloni eh!). Storia di quattro donne tutte legate a un famoso personaggio pubblico irlandese (fittizio, ovviamente) le cui storie si dipanano pian ...(continue)

    Con questo romanzo la Keyes si è confermata come una grandissima scrittrice (certo, ha fatto i suoi scivoloni eh!). Storia di quattro donne tutte legate a un famoso personaggio pubblico irlandese (fittizio, ovviamente) le cui storie si dipanano pian piano in questo mattonazzo (ma ben vengano le pagine in più in questo caso) rivelando segreti molto interessanti.

    http://robertabookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/08/recensione…

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    ζ Roberta said on Aug 22, 2011 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Major Let Down

    This book was highly disappointing for me, seeing how I loved the other books by this author. The sad thing was that it had a lot of potential to be another great book by Marian Keyes and fell way short. The essential flaw was one awful, awful char ...(continue)

    This book was highly disappointing for me, seeing how I loved the other books by this author. The sad thing was that it had a lot of potential to be another great book by Marian Keyes and fell way short. The essential flaw was one awful, awful character that sounded like a child was talking. The sentences were incomplete and it read like it was thrown together in a short time. There was no depth to this very shallow character and it made me want to skip her completely. And you can honestly skip a lot of what she says and still get the gist of the book. I did. I couldn't take reading her part anymore. The other characters are much more interesting and don't sound like children, so would have given this a higher rating if "Lola" was not in the book.

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    Charleighh said on Feb 28, 2011 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    a lovely, delicate,humorous and true-life trip into women's heart

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    Cristina said on Nov 8, 2010 | Add your feedback

  • 2 people find this helpful

    Letteratura di genere, certo, e in questo caso il genere è la chick lit. Detto questo però è veramente un romanzo di prima classe, scritto con stile impareggiabile, un vero page turner, come dicono gli inglesi.
    L'autrice alterna le voci di tre donne ...(continue)

    Letteratura di genere, certo, e in questo caso il genere è la chick lit. Detto questo però è veramente un romanzo di prima classe, scritto con stile impareggiabile, un vero page turner, come dicono gli inglesi.
    L'autrice alterna le voci di tre donne profondamente diverse tra loro: la stylist di moda dolce e apparentemente un po' svampita, la giornalista di costume forte e determinata, l'impiegata madre di famiglia persa negli abissi dell'alcolismo. Le tre voci vengono distinte anche graficamente con l'utilizzo di font diversi.
    E' un romanzo dalla scrittura brillante, di non comune umorismo, con delle ottime caratterizzazioni, dove si ride ma anche si piange. Le pagine dedicate all'alcolizzata Marnie sono profondamente drammatiche, perfino angoscianti, e non stupisce apprendere che anche l'autrice, la grande Marian Keyes, una vera maestra del genere chick lit, sia stata in gioventù vittima dell'alcolismo.
    Leggere questo libro mi ha dato grande gioia, è un'eccellente opera di intrattenimento.

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    Valefish said on Mar 14, 2010 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Others 784 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0141040602
  • ISBN-13: 9780141040608
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Publish date: 2009-03-05
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , Audio CD , eBook
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