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The Brightest Start in the Sky,
This review is from: The Brightest Star in the Sky: A Novel (Hardcover)
An unnamed spirit tells the story of The Brightest Star in the Sky, someone flying around over Dublin and checking out the inhabitants of 66 Star Street. This is a four story apartment house where seven people live. The spirit tells the backgrounds of everyone living there.
Matt and Maeve live on the first floor and appear to be possibly the most in love couple ever. Jemima is a lady in her 80's who works on a psychic phone line. She lives with her dog Grudge who adds his own thoughts to the story. Jemima's son Fionn is coming to visit soon. Lydia, a cab driver and possibly the most sarcastic and acidic character I've read in a long time, lives with Jan and Andrei, two young Polish men living in Ireland to go to school and to further themselves. On the top floor lives Katie who has just turned 40 and although she likes her job, she feels that perhaps there's something missing.
Why is the spirit so interested in these people?
I found this story just enchanting. The lives of all seven people were real and believable and kept me turning pages to find out just who this spirit is and what's going to happen next. I was reading this book while there was a lot of activity in the house, interrupting my reading time. But I could hardly wait to get back to the book.
I absolutely love books by Marian Keyes; I've never read one I didn't like. The Brightest Star in the Sky is no exception. But let me say that when I started this one, I had some reservations. I'm not really someone who reads much fantasy, but I had to read for just a little bit before I got completely sucked into the story