Friday, October 17, 2008
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
A different type of fiction from Keyes...who normally sticks to one main character throughout her stories. This time, she jumps between four female characters...all of whom are connected by one devilishly charming and seductively powerful man. There is Lola…who has just been tossed aside by said man – for another woman. And Grace, a journalist who has more than her fair share of history with the man. And Grace's twin sister Marnie, who has been in love with the man for a long time. And finally Alicia…the woman for whom the man dumped Lola. An interesting concept that leads to a fascinating work of fiction – a good study of women and what they will and won’t do because of love.