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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Cute and funny.
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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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another great book by Keyes. truly a feel-gooder. one of my favorites by this author.
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Very fun. I loved the intertwining stories.
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Best friends book with interesting characters and English flair.
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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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Another great book by Marian Keyes!
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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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A story of the love lives of three Irish friends, with lots of humor and angst."A witty beach read."
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One of her earlier books and, in my opinion, one of her best.
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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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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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Its a funny book. Its a girls girls type of book.
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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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One of my favorite novels by one of my favorite "chick lit" authors!
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Fast, summer reading.
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My personal favorite of Marian Keyes's novels
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Loved other Marian Keyes books and was not disappointed in this one.
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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 this book! Very easy read and hard to put down!
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Great read!
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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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Witty beach read. Women in 30s trying to cope with love, sex and shopping.
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cute book... It was exactly what I expected it to be.
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I loved 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.
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Good read.