Eileen: A Novel
Publish date: 2015-08-18
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Reading Eileen is a challenge of acceptance. One that is far from being the norm, especially when it comes to understanding human nature at its worst flaw. I read Eileen because of an upcoming book discussion and one of the things that caught my attention was the analytical approach of its descripti...
Thanks to NetGalley and to Random House UK, Vintage Publishing, Jonathan Cape, for providing me with an ARC copy of this novel that I have freely chosen to review. I confess that I did look at some of the reviews on this novel before writing mine and they are very evenly divided. Some people love it...
For the last few years, I have made it a point to read as much of the Man Booker Prize shortlist as is possible (given my stateside residence) before the prize is announced in late October. You know the way some people get excited for the Oscars, the World Cup, the Emmys, the Superbowl, the whatever...
I picked Eileen as one of the books that looked intriguing on this year's Booker long list. Mostly, I was drawn to the cover and to the premise of a dark mystery set in 1960s Boston. Sadly, the book didn't deliver. Instead of the mystery, I got a story of misery and self-loathing. To be fair, this...
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