The internationally bestselling author of Last Chance Saloon, the incomparable Marian Keyes is back with a delirious celebration of life, love, and sisterhood in La-La Land. The only one of her siblings not burdened with the "diva gene," Maggie Walsh always prided herself on her normalcy --until... show more
The internationally bestselling author of Last Chance Saloon, the incomparable Marian Keyes is back with a delirious celebration of life, love, and sisterhood in La-La Land. The only one of her siblings not burdened with the "diva gene," Maggie Walsh always prided herself on her normalcy --until she caught her irreproachable husband having an affair and was sacked from her dependable job. Suddenly her perfectly organized existence has become a perfect mess. Rather than stew in her sorrow, she decides, for the first time in her life, to do something daring -- and flees to the shelter of her best friend Emily in the faraway wonderland of Los Angeles. In this mecca of tanned, beautiful bodies, unsvelte, uncool Maggie is decidedly a fish out of water. Yet overnight, she's mixing with film folk, pitching scripts, even experimenting with sex -- and discovering that the end of a marriage is not the end of everything. And before she's through, neither the City of Angels nor Maggie Walsh will ever be the same again.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: Harper Torch
Pages no: 450
Edition language: English
Series: Walsh Family (#3)
Zoals ze is (Angels in de Engelse editie) was hier in Ierland een erg populair boek. Het was bijna onmogelijk te vermijden in de tweedehandwinkels waar ik de meeste van mijn boeken koop. Dus nu ik dit vertaling las, heb ik gerealiseerd dat ik had het al in het Engels veel jaren geleden ook gelezen...
I'm afraid that, for me, this book simply didn't have the cutting edge energy that I normally expect from Marian Keyes. Which was a shame as the first couple of sentences are lovely, but the rest of the story doesn't live up to its initial promise. In fact, the overall impression was one of jaded ef...
Right, this one is a readable entry into the chick-lit genre, undemanding and not too bad. Maggie Walsh has run away from her life and her husband. Actually she looses her job and then decides that there is nothing to keep her in Ireland so she runs to a friend in the US. Her adventures in LA, me...
Well, this book is not one of the finest literature written, but that is not the intention. It is a great story for everybody who wants to have an easy read and get a good laugh. I think that is the only pretension the book has and it’s enough for me!
I've read several of her books by now, and this is one of my favourite. Especially because of the ending...