Monday, November 28, 2005

Book Review V

Title: Watermelon

Author: Marian Keyes

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: After being deserted by husband minutes after the birth of their first child, Claire moves back to Dublin to recover in the circle of her family.

What was Good: The internal dialogue was great. Claire's reasons for any action, along with her paranoia had me laughing out loud.

What wasn't: The title. Other than a one-time reference to looking like a watermelon in a particular outfit shortly before she gave birth, I didn't see the revelance.

The Take-Away: As far as first novels go, this one is great. Marian Keyes shares an agent with Holly Lisle, at least, when this book was sold. Russ Galen should be commended for finding such a catch.

Recommendation: Read it and then kiss your husband for not being such a jerk.

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