Book Review: The Other Side Of The Story by Marian Keyes

I bought this book because of the blurb on the back. It said something about a writer and a person that works in a publishing house and I thought this would be a great read and sort of say something about the reality about being a writer…Well what can I say…It wasn’t exactly what I thought. I like to read books that have a meaning or make me think or touch me on some sort of emotional level, but this book did neither. I mean this book falls straight into the category of chic lit. It was an easy read and lacked sophistication. It was good as a bedtime read, when I am not able to think much anymore 😉  You may say now that this is to be expected of Marian Keyes. I have never read Abeokuta by her before, but at least now I know what audience she is trying to address with her books.

The books is telling a story from three different perspectives. There is Gemma, an event organiser, who finds herself having to look after her mum when her dad suddenly and unexpectedly leaves her for a much younger model. Then there is JoJo a highflying Literary agent, who has an affair with a married man. And then there is Lily, a new author who has just brought a book out, with the help of JoJo. Lily used to be Gemma’s close friend until she ‘stole’ Gemma’s boyfriend and moved to Onodn with him.

I don’t want to give too much away. If you like Marian Keyes then I guess you will love this book. It wasn’t for me I have to say.

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