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Subject: thoughts on Marian Keyes?
Date Posted: 3/19/2011 12:43 AM ET
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thanks

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 8:15 AM ET
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heart yes smiley

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 12:48 PM ET
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For me, Marian Keyes is kind of a hit-and-miss.  I've loved some things that she's written (Angels, Sushi for Beginners) and have not been crazy about others (Lucy Sullivan is getting married, The Other Side of the Story).  I listened to The Other Side of the Story on tape though, so maybe part of my 'not being crazy about the story' was the reader, which  happens sometimes.  I will give her another chance though!

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 9:33 AM ET
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Sushi for Beginners is one of my favorite books.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 9:01 PM ET
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LOVE Marian Keyes.  Her books are really the only ones I count down until they're released.  My favorites are those about the Walsh sisters (Rachel's Holiday and Is Anybody Out There being my favorite books, and I reread them regularly.)  I really have not read anything by her that I didn't like.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 6:38 AM ET
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I own "Rachel's Holiday" but haven't read it yet. And I just ordered "Sushi for Beginners"!

Now I am excited about reading them.

Date Posted: 4/11/2011 3:51 PM ET
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I have Lucy Sullivan is getting married.  I have not read it yet. 

I read Watermelon - I thought that was a good book.

Date Posted: 5/31/2011 4:46 PM ET
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Love her books!!!

Date Posted: 8/7/2011 10:16 PM ET
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LOVE her books and writing style; definitely recommend!

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:12 PM ET
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I love all her books (I know, this is an old post), but admittedly some more than others. The Walsh sisters are my favorites; probably my very favorite being Rachel's Holiday. I'm so worried about her (not that I know her personally). I'm hoping she's doing better now. She's one of my favorites.

Date Posted: 11/6/2011 7:26 PM ET
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To add to an older thread that has gotten some life, I just discovered Marian Keyes. I started sort of in the middle with Is Anyone Out There. Loved it. Great character development of even secondary characters. Good mixture of laughter and more serious emotions. Read A Charming Man and liked parts but overall could not reccommend to friends just wanting a lighter read with more positive than negative themes. Just started The Last Chance Saloon about 150 pages in. So far really good. 

Date Posted: 2/8/2012 9:45 AM ET
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Been meaning to come and post that in case you've not heard, she's doing a bit better! Yay! 

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 7:13 PM ET
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Love Marian Keyes' books!!