Thursday, April 9, 2009

Review -- Anybody Out There?

Anybody Out There?
by Marian Keyes
Published by HarperCollins, 2006
456 pages

Summary: Anna Walsh wakes up in her parents' house in London. At first, she doesn't remember how she became injured or why her husband is not returning her calls. Against the advice of her family, she returns to her life in New York to figure out what happened.

Review: I'd like to thank Book Club Girl for suggesting this book. Anybody Out There is an entertaining novel that examines what happens when a person's perfect life is changed in one tragic moment. Marian Keyes has a light, conversational writing style that makes it hard to put the novel down. Her main character, Anna, is extremely likable and is supported by a cast of diverse characters. I especially enjoyed Anna's relationship with her family, a clan of unique individuals who truly love and support each other. Through these characters, Keyes is able to infuse very funny scenes among the sad circumstances in the plot. The plot is fast moving and makes the novel a joy to read. Rating:**** out of 5

12 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

This one made me cry :(
She did have me fooled and confused and that was great

writemeg said...

I've had this one on my TBR list for a while now! It sounds really good... just like something I would like. I'm going to pick it up soon :) Thanks for reminding me!

Kerri said...

I read this about a year ago. I've always enjoyed her books.

PopinFresh said...

Sounds like a good book. I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

~ Popin

Jo-Jo said...

This does sound like a good book...thanks for the review!

Carrie K said...

Oh, I love Marian Keyes! I'm glad you liked it!

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Kim said...

This sounds really good. Adding it to my pile! :) Like I need another one.

Dar said...

I read this one a while ago and really liked it. I enjoy Keyes writing style.

Cindy said...

I keep seeing this authors books when I am at the bookstore. Never read her before I think I might actually have to pick it up. Great review.

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Jules said...

Marian Keyes, is one of my favourite authors. She had me fooled and confused in this book aswell. If you haven't read the other Walsh Sister books yet you should give them a try.