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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married Paperback – April 1, 2002
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Marian Keyes is the author of ten bestselling novels and two essay collections. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two imaginary dogs.
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The book is about a single in London and her quest to find Mr. Right. The book starts off with a psychic's prediction that the boyfriendless Lucy is getting married in the next 18 months. Lucy doesn't believe it at first, but the psychics predictions with regards to her friends (who got their own psychic readings) started to come true. Lucy ends up meeting Gus, a complete loser, at a party. For some inexplicable reason, she is drawn to Gus' irresponsibility and drug-induced pointless chatter and dates Gus. She convinces herself that she and Gus are meant to be because of the psychic prediction and overlooks some serious character flaws. I won't spoil the story for everyone - while the ending is predictable, how she got there is not - but ultimately Lucy faces childhood demons about her father and realizes that she has a pattern to date men who have similar flaws to her father.
The book includes an interesting cast of characters - her selfish and bossy roommate Karen and her loveable roommate Charlotte, Lucy's workmates and Lucy's childhood friend Daniel. We follow them along as they navigate the complicated London singles scene, partly as friends, partly as "frenemies" (particularly Karen). Yes, we know who Lucy will end up with in the end, but the journey to that predictable ending was very enjoyable.
This novel deserves 4 stars. It is very entertaining, but at times, Keyes' dialogue is meandering and wordy - particularly Gus' dialogue. Aside from this tendency towards wordiness, this is a great light read, predictability and all.
Lucy Sullivan has received the news of a lifetime: a psychic has predicted that she will be married within a year. The problem is that she has no idea to whom. Who is the lucky man? No one knows. Of course, the search for Mr. Sullivan will take some interesting and rough turns, for Lucy isn't exactly a girl with very high dating standards.
This is a great novel. The story is very reminiscent to a Jane Austen novel -- it has that heroine-looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places-but-wouldn't-notice-the-true-love-of-her-life-if-it-hit-her-in-the-head love theme. I loved it. Also, it's like a more intelligent version of the TV sitcom Friends. I loved the neurotic characters. Lucy's roommates -- Karen, the bossy and high maintenance one and Charlotte, the ditsy and naive one -- are hilarious! As are Daniel (he seemed adorable), Megan and Meredia. I laughed so much with this one. In fact, I was given some puzzled looks on the train on my way to work. My only complaint is Keyes's obvious need to stereotype races. Oh, and having read Rachel's Holiday, I have detected a pattern in Keyes's writing -- a pattern that I cannot discuss for it might spoil the plot.
Funny, charming, and as resistible as it is addicting, Lucy Sullivan should be on every woman's reading list. That is if you're in the mood for good British humor.
The book spends a long time following the main character through her disfunctional relationships with her parents, her brothers, her room-mates, her boss, her co-workers and, of course, her boyfriends. It took a very, very long time for me to even care about the character; the author was lucky that I don't give up on books easily. Lucy does ultimately grow a spine, but it's a long slog to get there and there are few surprises except for how quickly everything gets resolved.
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I didn't get further than about 1/3 of the book and even this was only because of me wanting to give the book a few more chances in case it picks up, but for me it just didn't. The characters seemed very immature and without any sense of responsibility for their lives - to the point where they hated their jobs so much they dreamed of different catastrophies (including to their own health) simply to avoid going to work for some weeks, yet they did nothing to switch jobs or improve their work environment etc. I found myself getting irritated at that level of constant whining which makes the characters - including Lucy - hard to relate to or root for.
Had me laughing out loud, as all her books do.