Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Anybody Out There?
As far as I'm concerned, a new book by Marian Keyes is always cause for celebration, especially when the main character is one of the Walsh sisters. This book focuses on Claire, the second to the youngest sister. Claire has just recovered from a horrible car accident and has a scarred face and psyche. As always, Marian Keyes takes an unflinching look at the very difficult, very sad things that Claire is going through, but at the same time manages to be absolutely hilarious. I adored reading about youngest Walsh sister Helen's forays into the world of organized crime, the "kooky" outfits Claire is forced to wear as a PR for Candy Grrl Cosmetics, and her friend Jacqui's rants about men who are "feathery strokers." It was also great to see what the other Walsh sisters who I knew and loved from Keyes' other books are up to. It made me want to re-read Rachel's Holiday again, since I'd feel better knowing how things would turn out for her! This book was an absolute delight, and I look forward to reading it again.