Monday, August 11

The Other Side of the Story

Title: The Other Side of the Story

Author: Marian Keyes

Pages: 656

Summary: Jojo Harvey is a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit and the most ferocious literary agent in town. A former NYPD cop, she now lives in London making million-dollar book deals while trying to make partner at her firm . . . all the while sleeping with the boss man.

Lily Wright is an author who believes in karma, and is waiting for the sky to fall after stealing her former best friend's man. Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller.

Gemma Hogan is an event designer extraordinaire, but her personal life is nonexistent after losing the love of her life and her best friend in one fell swoop. To make matters worse, her father has just left her mother. While taking care of her mother, she e-mails a close colleague about her frustrations, who in turn forwards the hilarious e-mails to a famous literary agent named Jojo Harvey, who just happens to represent her former friend, now enemy, Lily Wright. . . .

Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming novel proves there are three sides to every story . . . especially in the world of publishing!

My Rating: 8.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I liked this book a lot. It was my second Marian Keyes book, and although it wasn't as good as Sushi for Beginners, it was still an amazing read. The book contains Keye's amazing sense of humour, which contains the little things everyone has done or thought, I think that's part of the reason why it's so funny. Some of the story lines were a little, same old ordeal, but you were still able to get into the character's heads and see their emotions. I also liked the story behind the nooks of the publishing world. What a harsh mistress is seems to be, although at the same time looks fun and interesting job (to bad I have horrid grammar and spelling skills, I'd love to be one of those people who decide what to be published and what not!) Overall a great read, the issue of the affair etc again, is a story line that you see a lot, but it's not as cliche as I thought it would be, it gets you into the mentality of some of the characters affected, and the character's aren't picture perfect.

Would I recommend it to read: Of course. I'd recommend anything Marian Keyes to read. This story is another fantastic chick-lit, women's lit genre. Which is perfect for book clubs or just a night in.

What to read next: More Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly and the sort.

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