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Rain but some unexpected soft spots On the first floor is Fionn a gardener who prefers the company of parsnips to people But he looks like a fairy tale prince and when he's offered his own television show he's suddenly thrust into the limelight And at the bottom of the house live Matt and Maeve who are Very Muc. Ahh another gem from Marian Keyes I didn t even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift so excitingI didn t like her last one This Charming Man so much but this one was back up to her usual top standard I spent a lovely day in bed racing through it and enjoying every minute I love the way she writes I always find her characters so endearingly excitable and uirky possibly because MK herself is like that Anyway I certainly am it s nice to know I am not alone in being easily excited by random things I loved Katie s enthusiasm for chemists they re such a force for good and Lydia s fascination with Polish towns ending in sk they sounded like swear words only far hissier and snakierFor a while I thought that the whole thing with Death and Life or the spirit of the future baby or whatever it was watching everyone s lives and commenting was a bit weird and distracting but by the end of it I was uite enjoying their bits ESPECIALLY David getting suashed by the flying block of ice HA Rarely have I seen a villain come to such a delightfully satisfying endI loved Matt and Maeve s story although I found it a bit frustrating not knowing what had gone wrong for them I think I will enjoy this book in subseuent readings of it I often find that actually Mysteries frustrate me I like to KNOWFor some reason halfway through I started picturing Conall as Mr Big from Sex and the City Something about the way he was described After that I couldn t respect him as much I loathe Mr Big and all that he stands forI was slightly disappointed that nothing ended up happening between Lydia and HOT Andrei although there were hints at the end that there might be something in the future for them Boo I loved all the scenes between them SUCH great chemistryAnyway all in all a fantastic read Yay Marian Keyes

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H In Love and who stave off despair by doing random acts of kindness But a mysterious visitor has just landed at 66 Star Street bringing love friendship and heartbreak and a new found optimism Old secrets are working their way to the surface and all their lives are about to change in the most unexpected of ways. It pains me to give this one star and I d prefer to give it 15 but I just can t as I love Marian Keyes but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on but I m not sure whether that was due to it being obvious or a recognition of subtle signs so maybe not everyone would work it out so uickly While I understand that having any warning as to what had happened would essentially take away any suspense in the story if I had known what the book would focus on I most certainly would not have read it I guess there is a reason that the statement trigger warning has become so used online and a book like this could really use one Marian usually handles difficult subject matter well but not here I finished the book feeling sad and lost and even the cheesy and unlikely happy ending was not enough to change that

Marian Keyes ☆ 5 Summary

Welcome to 66 Star Street In the top floor flat lives music exec Katie She spends her days fighting off has been rock stars and wondering how much cheesecake you'd need to eat yourself to death Below her a pair of muscular Poles share with a streetwise cabbie named Lydia who has a sharp tongue an even sharper b. The residents of 66 Star Street in Dublin are all being watched but by what Maeve and Matt seem happy enough to anybody looking in but behind the facade is a truth that neither of them wants to be made public Katie and Conall have a lovehate relationship but how will the arrival of TV gardener Fionn affect their relationshipLydia lives with Polish men Andrei and Jan but can t stand either of them not to mention the problems Lydia is having with her own mother as well And Jemima lives with her lovely dog Gurudge but is sure she feels the presence of something hanging around the house of 66 Star Street Just what or who is watching these people And will the secrets that bind them ever come outMarian Keyes is one of the most successful chick lit authors of all time yet strangely I have only read 2 of her books I loved Watermelon one of her earliest books but her last release This Charming Man just didn t do it for me So it was with trepidation that I decided to try out her latest offering which has probably been the most anticipated books of 2009 It s had numerous cover designs posted all over the net some loved some hated but finally the book had its British release at the end of last month and I couldn t go into a bookshop with seeing Marian s gold shiny book everywhere I got my copy from the library as I don t buy hardbacks and uickly sat down to read itI have to admit this book was a real struggle for me At over 600 pages long it s a very large book that reuires the reader to put in a lot of time and concentration to read so I was hoping it would be good enough to hold my attention that long but I was sure it would because it was Marian But straight away I disliked it and sadly that continued throughout the whole book until the last 50 or so pages when I felt the whole things managed to pick up a bit but enough to move the book into 4 star territory for me It seems authors are trying to branch out in their material to try something different and Keyes has almost taken the lead from Cecelia Ahern by introducing a magical element into the book but I just felt it didn t work here at allThe narrator who we don t find out the identity of until almost the end of the book is somewhat creepy and doesn t feel magical at all just somehow wrong It adds to the creepy and unsettling tone of the whole book there is not a whole lot of happiness in this book at all and I think that is what made me struggle to complete it I knew nothing good was going to happen only that things would get worse for the characters I found Matt and Maeve s story in particular uite harrowing to read and the shocking conclusion of it all was a bit too much for me Katie my favourite character of the book was the only good thing for me and the only believable character Conall was unlikeable and I bet most readers will struggle to identify with him Fionn was an awful character Rosie was easily forgetable I actually did forget her in parts and Jemima was another of the greats but they just weren t enough to save this bookThere were too many characters to keep track of throughout the book and I wasn t entirely sure why there was a countdown of days throughout the book Clearly we were headed towards day 1 but why what was going to happen I wasn t altogether sure I cared that much and that s a fundamental flaw here I hadn t guessed the narrator until the point I think we were supposed to realise but many have claimed they guessed it when I did realise I was a bit flummoxed by it because it was slightly odd and seemed like it had come out of nowhere to be honest The chapters are relatively short so the story keeps going at a good enough pace but I do feel it could have been 200 pages shorter and therefore succinct and perhaps better readingYes I have to admit I am really disappointed with the latest offering from one of Ireland s greatest authors and I am glad I decided to wait to get a copy from my library It isn t something I can recommend you go and buy but if you re a fan of Keyes you ll want to read this However if you ve never read Marian before DO NOT start with this one you probably won t want to pick up another of her books reviewers also seem split on this some love it and some hate it and sadly I just couldn t get on with it at all It was just too depressing and painful to read and while elements of the book showed promise it just didn t work for me Such a pity

10 thoughts on “The Brightest Star in the Sky

  1. says:

    Before I start I should say that I adore Marian Keyes I’ve read all of her books; I’ve laughed I’ve cried

  2. says:

    The residents of 66 Star Street in Dublin are all being watched but by what? Maeve and Matt seem happy enough to anybody looking in but behind the facade is a truth that neither of them wants to be made public Katie and C

  3. says:

    Why did I read this book? I was waiting in the library and it looked interesting Am I regretting it? No I'm not Not reallyThe thing is if this book had held on to the atmosphere and narration from the beginning it would have gotten 4 stars I would have thoroughly enjoyed it Instead it suddenly turns from oh warm cozy book about love and loss and finding yourself in a world of turmoil to PAIN AND ANGER view spoilerAND HE

  4. says:

    If the first few reviews you saw was the I usually love Marian Keys but I'm rewarding this one star kind I'm happy to tell you thos

  5. says:

    Ahh another gem from Marian Keyes I didn't even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift so

  6. says:

    I found the characters well rounded and despite their diverse personalities they were for the most part likeable with one very large exceptionAlthough the story jumps about a fair amount it is still uite easy to follow once you adapt to the style From a negative point of view I did not enjoy the story and found the book uite a distressing readContains Spoilersview spoilerSex suicide rape and death are major themes of this novel a

  7. says:

    It pains me to give this one star and I'd prefer to give it 15 but I just can't as I love Marian Keyes but this book took me by surprise and n

  8. says:

    A real disappointment It is over 600 pages and I got 150 pages in before I threw the towel in The story centres around a block of flats in Dublin and its various inhabitants and it switches from character to character with lots of flashbacks so that you get to know them all but it does get a little confusing trying to get each one straight in your mind There is some mysterious “ghostly” type of invisible e

  9. says:

    Just finished reading the book fifteen minutes ago and am slightly scarred by the ending Very graphic and dramatic and the just desserts for Dav

  10. says:

    I've been a massive Marian Keyes fan since way back in 1995 when I read 'Watermelon' and I've read every one of her book since then some have been better than others especially those that feature the Walsh family but I've

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