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Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she’s been invited along a few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. She’s taken her eye off the ball and has busied herself with work (a job she doesn’t love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family and devoting her time to their life dramas.
But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she can’t miss. And she can’t escape it either. Her Life is about to catch up with her in the most surreal of ways.
OMG, OMG, OMG!
I was at page 201+ when I was obligated to give up on this book. I couldn’t stand one more second of Lucy or her Life, Cosmo or whatever! I think the main reason Lucy was so absolutely annoying was because, in my life, I can’t even see a person like her in front of me without having some urges to beat someone.
Lucy is the kind of person who tell lies like she breathes. Starting with little white lies, that grows until it take over her life. And she is just so plain stupid that she sees it happening and doesn’t do anything to change: she just tells another lie.
The narrative wasn’t good for me. Too slow, with too many unbelievable things happening all the time. Argh… I tried, I really tried to like this, to continue reading, but it was too much for me. A bad character and a bad narrative were the mix that made me get to a point were I had to take deep breathes so I wouldn’t scream with frustration.
I was more disappointed, I think, because I really like some of Cecelia’s previous works. I think she tried to change a little with this one and made a huge mistake. ;(
Please, please, Cecelia. Don’t do it anymore!
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Country: United States
Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction
Publication date: October 13, 2011