I first came across Marian Keyes when her short stories were included in Girls Night In. Her style of writing often centers around modern love stories where she captures the complexity and often irrational emotions of her characters. Over the years I have dipped in and our of reading her books. Romance novels aren’t really my thing especially when you read the back and it ends with ‘will Rosie get her man’! I picked up The Lido at the airport and threw in The Break by Marian for a half price deal.
The last few weeks I have felt that I haven’t really been reading as much as I was at the beginning of the year but having just gone through some old posts on this blog turns out I am not as behind in my life goal as I thought. That is the great thing about this blog that there are some moments in my timeline that are now captured and easily referred to which will help in my later years when dementia hits, or doesn’t based on the current endeavours being achieved in science, or just when I am being ultra critical on myself and need a reality check. I first started reading Marian Keyes work when she was part of the Girls Night In books and really loved her dry, Irish (very translatable to this Aussie) humour and her honest approach to her writing. She does write plenty of romantic novels and I have sampled some of these but they aren’t really my thing, if I am reading one you know I am in a really dark space mentally and trying to claw my way out (it does help). My preference is to Marian’s real life commentary and excepts from her magazine columns and her recent novel, Making It Up As I Go Along, ticks all those boxes.