Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Postcards from the Bed by Marian Keyes

'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I am a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of lims, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure.

It's time to set the record straight.

I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me...'

Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world - now read Marian Keyes's collected pieces: regular bulletins from the bed.

Featuring a wide compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus some exclusive, previously unpublished materies, Postcards from the Bed is bursting with funny stories; observations on life, in-laws, weight loss, parties and driving lessons that will keep you utterly gripped - either wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.

Marian loves shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates estate agents and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan style. She's just like you and me...

This is actually the book that I was reading when I had to go and get my car windows fixed, and I did really enjoy it! Sitting in a cafe and in a car window repair shop and laughing out loud was a bit embarrassing but it is worth it.

There are a variety of different stories, some that make you laugh out loud, some that make you think, some that are poignant, and some that are just almost ridiculous! Whether writing whole novels, or short articles for newspapers or magazines, Keyes is always a fantastic read!

Interestingly enough, this book was published under the title Postcards from the Bed here in Australia, with this cover image, but I really struggled to find a picture of it, so I have settled for this one!

Rating 4/5


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  2. Postcards from the Bed is the first book of Marion Keyes I have read so far and I struggled to get through it. I found it extremely boring.