I am not generally a chic lit kind of girl, but this book is really good. It is a perfect book to read on a rainy Saturday afternoon while eating a big bowl of ice cream. When I read this one, I couldn't put it down. I would recommend to anyone of the female persuasion who has ever felt fat, ugly, hopeless, tired, or any of 100 other negative emotions. You will be able to relate because Keyes style is very personal and easy to identify with.
This book started off good and it got my attention right away, then it sort of slowed down and I was getting bored, but then BOOM!! It just started to get soooo good once again and I couldn't put it down. I loved the way the book was written. I will continue to read the other books about the "Walsh" sisters!
I have completely fallen in love with Marian Keyes's writing style! Watermelon is about Claire, a young mom of 29, and what happens to her after her husband abandons her and their newborn baby. Keyes manages to take a weighty topic and add just enough humor to keep if from being depressing but not so much that she dismisses the gravity of what happened to Claire. Watermelon is all about Claire learning to live again and figuring out what she really wants in life. The ending is so sweet and unexpected. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you'll like Marian Keyes.
Veeeeery addicting. I was lugging this around to work and all over the house. I loved it! I love most of her books.
This wasn't my favorite Marian Keyes novel but it was a good one nonetheless. As usual, Keyes spins an insightful, amusing story about a jilted woman that manages to regain her self-respect and cobble together a new and ultimately better life for herself from the shambles of a broken marriage. Told with this author's trademark incisive wit and self-deprecating humour, this book will be enjoyable for those who enjoy the branier side of chick-lit.