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The Woman Who Stole My Life: A Novel Paperback – August 2, 2016
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Praise for The Woman Who Stole My Life:
"Gloriously funny." —The Sunday Times (UK)
"A total triumph" —The Daily Mail
"Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud." —Stylist (UK)
"One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best." —The Daily Express (UK)
"A warm and hilarious page turner." —Good Housekeeping (UK)
"Funny but poignant." —Marie Claire
"A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes." —Heat
"Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint." —Closer
"A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit" —The Sunday Mirror (UK)
Praise for Marian Keyes:
"Keyes's witty women . . . humorous writing style, and uplifting tone have become beloved by readers across the globe." —Chicago Tribune
"Deeply hilarious and unexpectedly deep. Keyes never falters." —Newsweek
"[A] pleasure to read . . . a sharp and honest exploration of a favorite Keyes theme: resilience." —Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Keyes's portrayal of depression is nuanced and authentic. Helen's vibrant voice is spot-on...." —Publishers Weekly
"A well-crafted novel with engaging characters and a gripping plot." —Christian Science Monitor
"A tasty literary latte." —USA Today
"Keyes manages to stuff a smorgasbord of genres into one tasty tale. . . .The real joy is in the journey itself; watching Keyes's quirky characters as they change partners, reveal battle scars and command your attention on every page." —People
"From the Brontës to Maeve Binchy to Helen Fielding, British and Irish writers have long specialized in diarylike stories of ordinary women thwarted by unusual circumstances. The Limerick-born Keyes offers an entertaining . . . take on the genre. A fun romp . . ." —Kirkus
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Marian Keyes is the internationally bestselling author of more than ten novels and two autobiographical works. Several of her novels have been adapted for television and film. She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway, and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, and lives now in Dún Laoghaire with her husband, Tony.
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I just didn't like this book at all. Normally, I enjoy Marion Keyes but the characters in this book were unlikeable and her sense of humor as an author was missing. It is about a bunch of self-centered, selfish people who can't even pull together when a family member is suffering from a terrible disease.
I became a RN in the 90's and the nursing care and communication methods in the book with a patient unable to speak were stupid to me. It isn't like there are not cases out there where someone is alert and oriented but can't speak. To make me a bit more irritated, I actually knew 2 people who had this particular disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, in my personal life. One was a relative when I was a child and the other was a co-worker that I met years later as an adult. Interestingly, my co-worker had the disease very young and had a better recovery than my relative who was around 40 at the time. Although the literature says that recovery is usually complete, the people I knew had life-long deficits in their mobility as a result which effected their gaits while walking. One was never able to return to work. I found the idea of some of the post-recovery workouts hard to accept.
This whole book just rubbed me the wrong way. I don't think that the characters seemed real at all and neither did their actions. I don't think that Marion Keyes ever really hit her stride with this book.
I don't want to give much away here so I'll just say this: Marian Keyes describes very well what it's like to have a rare disease. My sister had the same disease she writes about in this book so I understand it fairly well. While reading I was sure that the author was writing from her own experience. It winds up she had just researched it well and wrote about it well. And made it so realistic, engaging and really very funny at some points. Other times, it's very poignant. There are also a few twists in there to keep you reading.
Later I read 2 other books by Marian Keyes and Isee that she has a talent for writing about depression, addiction and problems in a very down-to-earth, enlightening and fun way. She is an author who is helping others and just drives a good plot.
I really liked this book because I felt connected to the main character very quickly. I soon understood her thoughts, frustrations, and her view on life. Sometimes she behaved a bit too stubbornly or proudly to believe. But also the twists kept me reading.
The first part of the book was interesting and could have been developed, last 3/4 just seemed in disarray due to Keyes seeming inability to figure out what she wanted the book to be about. Main character inordinately weak and vapid; she and her husband should not have been allowed to breed. Didn't understand the overall sections of the book - disjointed and somewhat repetitious.
BUT it took me on a journey, and that's when a story is great.
Her characters are three-dimensional, I end up caring about each one and miss them when the story ends. Her main character Stella is fascinating and having the majority of her opening scenes without Stella's dialogue (she's unable to speak) is daring, creative, insightful, brilliant. It worked.
Also, the name Mannix Taylor may be one of the best character names I've seen in a while!
Thanks, Marian, for creating Stella's world.
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