Book Reviews of Angels

Angels
Angels
Author: Marian Keyes
ISBN-13: 9780060512149
ISBN-10: 0060512148
Publication Date: 4/27/2004
Pages: 426
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely love the books by Marian Keyes - so much that its hard for me to part with them! Very fun stories about friends and their ups and downs through life
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Helpful Score: 3
A little long winded, but very entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like European comedies about 20-30 something year old women trying to figure out life, then this book is fabulous, as is any book by Marian Keyes.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a fun read. It was the perfect book for that getaway from life feeling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Chick lit, not bad, not my favorite from Keyes either. Maggie catches her husband in an affair and flees Ireland for Los Angeles, the home of another ex-pat, screenwriter wanna Emily. The story moves between "young woman in big city" chick lit fun and background on Maggie's life. Okay story, nice ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent read! I got wrapped up, I laughed, I cried, I finished this one in 3 days.
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Helpful Score: 1
Definately not about angels. A fun story of a woman who loses all of her comfortable tennis mom world and moves to Los Angles to be with a friend who shows her a "brand new" way of life. Light and warm.
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Helpful Score: 1
Long. Typical chick-lit...but not as good of one I had hoped for.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is good, anyone who has read another Marian Keyes (especially about the Walsh sisters) will like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
So good I bought it twice. Figured I could part with my paperback version. I like Keyes and enjoy her work.
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Helpful Score: 1
"Angels" is not the most dynamic book I've ever read, but it kept me entertained. The humor, the characters and the satire are just marvelous. Not predictable, with a wonderful ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a pretty good read. It took me a while to get into it, but I was not disappointed.
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I really loved this book! Easy to read. Fun story. Great characters.
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The cover suggests a beach read, and indeed, it's a perfect one! (I read it on my honeymoon in Tahiti last year.) Keyes does a good job getting the reader to care about the characters, even if sometimes their actions seem a bit too chick-lit contrived. This book got me interested in the series of books on the Walsh sisters. I've since read "Watermelon," the first one, but "Angels" is still my favorite.
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beach reading but a lot of fun
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I love the way this author writes. Very humorous and sweet.
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"Wonderfully wicked...Angels is a heavenly romp." San Diego Union-Tribune
"The internationally bestselling author of Last Chance Saloon, the incomparable Marian Keys is back with a delirious celebration of life, love and sisterhood in La-La Land."
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A good Keyes book- funny, but nice.
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Great beach book - quick read, funny, and full of English humor.
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Great beach read. Love her stuff.
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I liked her style, but it was a little slow.
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it was very good
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Cute story about being yourself. Has a great ending and couldn't put it down!
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It's a fun read. A chick type book.
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One of her better ones. A good beach read!
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got about half way though, just couldnt get into it, but somebody else may like it
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Funny, sad but everything works out in the end. I really enjoyed this book
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This was the first I've read by Marian Keyes. I really enjoyed it and have read many more of her books since this one. This one crossed the pond and did not take place only in Ireland with most of the action taking place in Los Angeles -- hence "Angels". So with that crossover, you get the 2 different cultures or lifestyles meeting and mingling. That was the main interest in the book along with the great characters that Keyes is known to write. This 1 is a keeper!
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My favorite type of movies are romantic comedy\'s so of course those tastes go into my taste in books too. This is a light hearted romantic comedy. it\'s fun and playful and a very easy read.
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International version, which usually means more words than the US version.
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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 orgainized existence has become a perfect mess. Rather than stew in her sorrow, she decides for the 1st time in her life to do something daring - and flees to the shelter of her best friend Emily in the faraway wonderland of Lo Angeles, In this mecca of tanned, beautiful bodies, unsvelte, uncool Maggie is decidedly a fish out of water.

A fun read. A great book to have on vacation, or poolside.
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Light read, never boring
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a comedy of love and friendship - Maggie's normal world crumbles when she finds her husband is having an affair - and she loses a great job! A trip to visit her best friend in Los Angeles brings laughs and hope.
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From Publishers Weekly:

Thirty-three-year-old Brit Margaret ("Maggie") Walsh is going through a "bad patch": she's drunk her contact lenses for "the third time in six weeks"; she's lost her job; and her nine-year marriage to Garv is over. Thus begins Keyes's enormously entertaining fifth novel. She resurrects the "maintenance-level dysfunctional" Walsh family: sisters Claire (Watermelon), Rachel (Rachel's Holiday), Helen and Anna, plus a befuddled dad and hyper-as-a-hummingbird mum. Maggie, however, is the "good" sister, so it is especially shameful when she must slink back home. She tends to the "mourning sickness" over her failed marriage, which Keyes describes with surprising depth and verisimilitude, and begins fantasizing about what might have been with her first love, Shay Delaney. Accepting an invitation from her best friend, Emily, a struggling screenwriter, Maggie visits L.A., the mecca of reinvention. She decides to trade in her "plain yogurt" persona for that of bad girl and takes an oft-bumpy walk on the wild side, with results that are riotously and embarrassingly silly. Amid her drunken nights and poor flirting choices, she throws herself into the glittering cesspool of La-la-land: acting as Emily's assistant, she witnesses the superficial frivolity and vicious fickleness of the entertainment business. Keyes's observations may be familiar (on aura reading, fake boobs, sadistic eyebrow groomers, the dependence of social status on cars), but her cleverly hilarious approach, especially as a foreigner, keep them fresh. Although this is unquestionably a fun read, Keyes refrains from turning it into fluff and delivers a well-rounded story. Her themes of love and redemption coupled with her familiar, best-friend tone have made her wildly popular in the U.K. and, like her latest novel, should ensure her a Hollywood ending in the U.S. as well.
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I've not read this book. I purchased a credit for this one and while waiting for it, my sister sent me her copy : ) So, I'm reposting this book : )
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A celebration of life, love and sisterhood in Los Angeles.
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Fun, light summer reading.
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Great beach read
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Those who enjoy Chick-Lit will love this one.
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Very fun book.
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Thirty-three-year-old Brit Margaret ("Maggie") Walsh is going through a "bad patch": she's drunk her contact lenses for "the third time in six weeks"; she's lost her job; and her nine-year marriage to Garv is over. Thus begins Keyes's enormously entertaining fifth novel. She resurrects the "maintenance-level dysfunctional" Walsh family: sisters Claire (Watermelon), Rachel (Rachel's Holiday), Helen and Anna, plus a befuddled dad and hyper-as-a-hummingbird mum. Maggie, however, is the "good" sister, so it is especially shameful when she must slink back home. She tends to the "mourning sickness" over her failed marriage, which Keyes describes with surprising depth and verisimilitude, and begins fantasizing about what might have been with her first love, Shay Delaney. Accepting an invitation from her best friend, Emily, a struggling screenwriter, Maggie visits L.A., the mecca of reinvention. She decides to trade in her "plain yogurt" persona for that of bad girl and takes an oft-bumpy walk on the wild side, with results that are riotously and embarrassingly silly. Amid her drunken nights and poor flirting choices, she throws herself into the glittering cesspool of La-la-land: acting as Emily's assistant, she witnesses the superficial frivolity and vicious fickleness of the entertainment business.
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A comedy of love and friendship....Maggie's marriage is on the rocks and she's just lost her job. She flees to the shelter of her best friend Emily in the faraway wonderland of Los Angeles. Full of quirky characters, a fun read.
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I love all of Marian Keyes books! This one is so down to earth and is at a level where I can relate with the characters. I always have a hard time putting down this book. I loved it!
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another sister...if you liked watermelon or rachel's holiday, a must read!
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Thirty-three-year-old Brit Margaret ("Maggie") Walsh is going through a "bad patch": she's drunk her contact lenses for "the third time in six weeks"; she's lost her job; and her nine-year marriage to Garv is over. Thus begins Keyes's enormously entertaining fifth novel. She resurrects the "maintenance-level dysfunctional" Walsh family: sisters Claire (Watermelon), Rachel (Rachel's Holiday), Helen and Anna, plus a befuddled dad and hyper-as-a-hummingbird mum. Maggie, however, is the "good" sister, so it is especially shameful when she must slink back home. She tends to the "mourning sickness" over her failed marriage, which Keyes describes with surprising depth and verisimilitude, and begins fantasizing about what might have been with her first love, Shay Delaney. Accepting an invitation from her best friend, Emily, a struggling screenwriter, Maggie visits L.A., the mecca of reinvention. She decides to trade in her "plain yogurt" persona for that of bad girl and takes an oft-bumpy walk on the wild side, with results that are riotously and embarrassingly silly. Amid her drunken nights and poor flirting choices, she throws herself into the glittering cesspool of La-la-land: acting as Emily's assistant, she witnesses the superficial frivolity and vicious fickleness of the entertainment business. Keyes's observations may be familiar (on aura reading, fake boobs, sadistic eyebrow groomers, the dependence of social status on cars), but her cleverly hilarious approach, especially as a foreigner, keep them fresh. Although this is unquestionably a fun read, Keyes refrains from turning it into fluff and delivers a well-rounded story.
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I liked it. A bit predictable, but fun.
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I just couldn't get into this one
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Great one! Marian Keyes is quickly becoming one of my chick lit favorites!
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Good summer reading.
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Funny and witty.
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Humor, life, love and sisters in LA
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I LOVE this book. It is an amazing book about finding yourself and finding out whats important, and how to get there.
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A very entertaining book.
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Fun beach read!
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Cute book-fast read.
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Great read!
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Chick-lit. A young woman from Dublin flees to a friend in Los Angeles after her marriage tanks, and spends about 400 pages feeling sorry for herself before All Is Resolved. Has a couple of funny scenes, including one with the Quintessential Hollywood Blonde, but could have used less poor-pity-me sections.
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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.
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A good read. Enjoyable and light.
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Cute story!
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Great summer read for the beach.
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M. Keyes writes similar to Sophia Kinsella.
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a good read.

The only one of her siblins 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 organzed 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.
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i enjoyed this book. it was engaging, fun, and realistic. marian keyes is, as always, charming.
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I enjoyed Marion Keyes' glimpse of Hollywood and the relationships that Maggie has while she's there. It's a fun book.
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very amusing
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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 decidely 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.
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The only ohne of her siblings not burdened with the "diva Gene", Maggie Walsh always prided herself on her normalcy...until she caught her irreproachable husband having and affair and was sacked from her dependable job.