Book Reviews of Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon
Last Chance Saloon
Author: Marian Keyes
ISBN-13: 9780380820290
ISBN-10: 0380820293
Publication Date: 4/2002
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 176 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
It took me a few chapters to really get into this book, but once I did I couldn't put it down. It was very entertaining - funny at points, sad at others. I was a little disappointed in the ending, though. Everything was wrapped up nicely, but it all happened within one or two chapters. It was almost too abrupt of an ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
The blurb compares this book to Bridget Jones, but it's far more mature. The characters have more depth and complexity, and while it's very funny in parts, it's also quite serious and even sad in others. I picked this up as a quick, light read and was surprised at how much more it had to offer. Great find.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great brain candy--chick lit that won't rot your brain.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the book the started my love affair with all books by Marian Keyes. If you are looking for fun chick lit, for the beach or an afternoon cup of coffee, her books hit the spot.
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Entertaining, but my least favorite of the author's books.
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Loved this book! Very easy read and hard to put down!
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This was a wonderful read. It had many fun parts but also took a look at a few serious issues.
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Loved other Marian Keyes books and was not disappointed in this one.
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My personal favorite of Marian Keyes's novels
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Fast, summer reading.
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One of my favorite novels by one of my favorite "chick lit" authors!
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I really enjoyed Last Chance Saloon. It is the first Marian Keyes book I've read, would like to read more of her books!
Once I started reading it, it was hard to put down!
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Its a funny book. Its a girls girls type of book.
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As far as chick lit goes, this is one of my favorites. I will definitely check out other books by this author!
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First book I've read by Keyes and possibly not the last. The story never lags and I was interested in how the two women would evolve. I wasn't disappointed.
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The story of three best friends and their coming of age. A hilarious and moving story about love, life and friendship.
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Best friends Tara, Katherine and Fintan search for love and happiness in Dublin. All in their thirties, they fear middle-age flab, dying alone and, most of all, change.
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One of her earlier books and, in my opinion, one of her best.
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A story of the love lives of three Irish friends, with lots of humor and angst."A witty beach read."
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I read this book a few years ago, and immediately recommended it to every gal I Knew!!! Its sooo good, a good combo of laughter and tears :)
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Another great book by Marian Keyes!
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Quite good chick-lit centering around a three friends from Ireland who have stayed close after moving to London. When one is stricken with Hodgkin's Disease, he challenges the other two to live each day as if they had but six months left.

Keyes' characterizations are wonderful, the three friends and the others in their lives become alive in the pages. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Best friends book with interesting characters and English flair.
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Very fun. I loved the intertwining stories.
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another great book by Keyes. truly a feel-gooder. one of my favorites by this author.
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I loved it!!!!!!!
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Long, but good. I got absorbed very quickly.
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Great read!
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Great read!
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Witty beach read. Women in 30s trying to cope with love, sex and shopping.
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Best friends Tara, Katherine, & Fintan have survived heartbreak & endless giddy nites out on the town. But now they are all in their 30's - with only Fintan have a "love life" - it seems they'll never locate the exit door out of the "last chance saloon"
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cute book... It was exactly what I expected it to be.
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Another very funny read.
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Quick chick lit read!
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Loved it!
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Good book. Interesting, fun characters. A quick read.
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Another great one by Keyes. Funny, emotional, touching with a great ending. Had what seemed a two different stories going on until you realized that they were both connected in the past.
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Another enjoyable read in Keyes' chatty, signature style. Not as predictable as you may think.
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I really enjoyed this story of friendships, love and seizing the day.
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Marian Keyes is definitely one of my favorite authors. The characters in here all seem so real. Easy and quick read.
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Wonderful book about three best friends enduring life in their thirties.
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Hilarious AND heartwarming all at the same time! Makes me feel like my life isn't so bad! LOL
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My first Marian Keyes book and I loved it!! She came highly recommended by a few individuals. I'll be sure to get her other books!
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An early entry from an author who never disappoints. If you've read and loved even one, you will love this one as well.
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This was a could-not-put-it-down book for me. I loved it! I felt emotionally invested in the characters. If there weren't so many other books on my to read list, this would be a read again.
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Great book. Often funny; reminds you of your own experiences in love and relationships. Your hopes for the characters spur you to read faster and race to the conclusion.
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My favorite author - read all her books!
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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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I wasn't too impressed with this one. I found it hard to get into because I just didn't care too much for the characters.
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I kept reading how good this book was so I finally got it. I ended up being very dissapointed. Tara is the only character that gives life to this book but she still couldn't carry it. The story was too tangled and blah and Katherine is one of the worst characters I have came across in my reading. I also hate books that end in very neat and tidy in less than a chapter.
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Actually my favorite so far from this author. It's story and characters seemed deeper to me; you delve into their thoughts and feelings and issues from the past, but in a sometimes hilarious and/or painful way. I loved the underwear drawer, the boys, and the toast!
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Although this was a cute book, not nearly as enjoyable a read as many other of Marian Keyes' books. The characters were not as likeable; I found i really did not CARE what happened to them. It picked up at times, but generally, was just a so-so read.
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This book was alright. A classic Chick Lit book. It picked up in some chapters, but for the most part, remained a so-so read.
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Cute and funny.
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My sister brought this book up from down under, Australia. A different style of storytelling, choice of turning a phrase is unique, this story about 3 sisters was OK, but I'm trading it off for one I want to keep.
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Good read.
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No writer can tell a hilarious & moving story about the great truths of love, life, and friendship quite like Marian Keyes. Each of her internationally bestselling novels introduced a heroine so real, she felt like a long-lost friend. Now Keyes delivers her best novel yet...Last Chance Saloon.

Another fun read from Larian Keyes. You'll enjoy it!
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One of the very first chick lit books I ever read, and I remember wishing I could hang out with Tara, Katherine, and Fintan.

From Publishers Weekly
Imagine Bridget Jones in a Jacobean revenge drama, a sort of 'Tis a Pity She's Single -- that's the flavor of this entry in the urban unmarried female angst sweepstakes. This time, the protagonists are two London women who grew up together in the small, repressive Irish town of Knockavoy. Tara, a computer analyst, lives with Thomas, a bitter and miserly high school geography teacher. Afraid to live on her own, she is willing to overlook the fact that Thomas ignores her birthday, constantly monitors her eating habits and insults her friends under the guise of being "honest." Katherine Casey, an accountant for an advertising agency, wears boring suits, has a hyperorganized underwear drawer and brushes off all advances, including those of attractive advertising account executive Joe Roth. As they turn 31, each woman is full of suggestions for improving the other's life and full of excuses for doing nothing about her own. That begins to change when Fintan O'Grady, their gay pal and fellow Knockavoy refugee, falls ill with a mysterious disease. As their paths are crisscrossed by a self-centered Irish actor named Lorcan Larkin, Fintan emotionally blackmails Tara and Katherine into making long-needed changes. Keyes (Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married) effectively describes the young women's searches for autonomy and love, but her flippant, arch tone is less effective when recounting the more grim stories of Fintan and Lorcan. In addition, some of the repartee, perhaps fresh when the book was originally published in Great Britain in 2001, already seems shopworn. The Knockavoy refugees are a sympathetic trio, however, and their deftly plotted saga is likely to appeal to fellow singletons.