Ø Rachel's Holiday Ï Download by ☆ Marian Keyes
Ø Rachel's Holiday Ï Download by ☆ Marian Keyes Rachel s Holiday was one of the best books I ve read in a very long while It was one of those books that leads you to a place in a very humorous way, and then offers you the chance to review your own life in a way you might not have before Rachel has just accidently overdosed, ended up in the hospital, and been railroaded by her family, roommate, and boyfriend into treatment She can t believe that they think she has a problem, because, of course, she doesn t Watching her come to grips with what remains of her life in New York, seen in the flashbacks Rachel has during treatment, is both very funny and very sad We see Rachel come to the realization of what and who she is We also see the seduction of Lady Denial, and this is ver Whatever Mairan Keyes is selling.
I m buying Rachel s Holiday was wonderful and touching It is a talent to take subjects that are so seriouse and bring laughter and humor to them What a quirky, fun sense of humor Marian must have This book delved into the world of addicts It was honest, insightful, and very human I felt a great attatchment to Rachel the heroin I would laugh with her, and then find myself crying over her heartache I think I understood her She had a lot of similar feelings and thoughts that I sometimes have It s hard to live in this world, when you want to please everybody I couldn t put this book down, and yet I knew that I didn t want to come to the last page Really great.
Meet Rachel Walsh She Has A Pair Of SizeFeet And Such A Fondness For Recreational Drugs That Her Family Has Forked Out The Cash For A Spell In Cloisters Dublin S Answer To The Betty Ford Clinic She S Only Agreed To Her Incarceration Because She S Heard That Rehab Is Wall To Wall Jacuzzis, Gymnasiums And Rock Stars Going Tepid Turkey And It S About Time She Had A HolidayBut What Rachel Doesn T Count On Are The Toe Curling Embarrassments Heaped On Her By Family And Group Therapy, The Dearth Of Sex, Drugs And Rock N Roll And Missing Luke, Her Ex What Kind Of A New Start In Life Is This From my book blog I really hate the term chick lit, don t you It is utterly dismissive and totally misleading Take a look at this book cover It looks like chick lit It was written by a woman IT MUST BE FLUFFY AND RIDICULOUS, RIGHT No No it is not This book is devastating I know she wasn t the first one, but I blame Sophie Kinsella and her godawful Shopaholic books with their stupid pink covers for starting the whole chick lit thing Have I mentioned that I really fucking hate those books I hate them so much that my hatred of them is totally derailing this review I ll get back to them eventually.
Rachel s Holiday came very highly recommended by my friends Jana and Ali, both of whom mentioned that this was one of the few books that has been with them many years, through various moves, bo This was not the light chick lit read that I was expecting, and as I started reading it, and gettingandIRRITATED by this character s addiction and denial and self destructive behaviour.
I thought that I HATED this book.
However, I actually quite loved it First of all, I have no sympathy for addicts and I am not even shameful about that I was raised surrounded by addicts I find the behaviour selfish and irresponsible and just altogether frustrating I spent my childhood by myself, raising myself and my brother, and dealing with violence, neglect, a lack of fundamental necessities.
all things that have led me to be an adult that is decidedly NOT SYMPATHETIC to addiction.
As an adult, I now find that I am expected to take care of those people that were supposed to have t This book was not at all what I was expecting I thought it would be light, fluffy and trivial and what I got in reality was a horrible glimpse into the mirror of addiction and saw myself staring back.
Rachel s Holiday follows 27 year old Rachel who lives in New York and parties like there s no tomorrow until there almost isn t one She s shipped off back to Ireland by her loopy family, where she finds herself in a drug treatment centre I found this to be an unexpectedly good read on many levels For one, the subject matter was much darker than I thought it would be Two, the way Keyes allows the reader to glimpseandof Rachel, slowly twisting the way you see her from Rachel s own perspective to that of an outsider looking in on a drug addicts descent and subsequent rise from addiction.
The novel touched a lot of nerves for me, and some of the descriptions of Marian Keys is the novelist that I turn to for my fluff novels Her books are fun, mindless, silly and sometimes shallow and I guiltily eat them all up This one was different It had the same qualities the other ones did, but this one, whether intentional or not, set itself apart from her other books.
It has been years since I have actually read this book but it left an impression on me Maybe it s because I went into it with such low expectations as far as depth or content, I can t be certain What I can be sure of though is that the emotional reaction I had to this character was surprisingly genuine and compassionate I m not saying its Pulitzer material, but it s worth taking a second look at whether or not you have a disposition for c I think Marian Keyes is probably the most underrated author in the chick lit section.
My first book by her was Lucy Sullivan is getting married and it took me 2 attempts to finish it From there, enjoying Rachel s Holiday was easy It s by far my favourite Marian Keyes book If you ve never read anything by her, I suggest starting with this one If you don t like it, I would think chances are slim you will change your mind reading the rest of them.
Rachel s Holiday is Marian Keyes at her best No other writer manages to combine the sad and the hilarious as well as she does, making you laugh and cry within the same paragraph.
I m not usually someone to try and guess how a story will end and find it muchenjoyable to just follow wherever the author leads me, but if you
I waffled between five and four stars for all of ten seconds before deciding on five, simply because of my sheer inability to be rational about this novel I fell in love with Rachel, and I have no idea why If I hadn t picked this up at a library sale when my impulse control was at it s lowest, I wouldn t have it at all There s literally nothing about this book, from the cover, to the genre, to the jacket copy to make me think I d enjoy it, or that it was my kind of book Because it really isn t.
In fact, my first thought on opening the book on a whim a year after putting it on my shelf not an uncommon phenomenon was oh, nice typeface Rachel s story was convincing and compelling, if only because the reader is so well grounded in This book was as awesome as I expected, based on Krystal s high praise of it Watermelon was pretty good, but this was way better I m not sure if it s better than Lucy Sullivan though I haven t read the author s essays apecifically about her alcholism, but I can only assume that she drew on some of her own experience with addiction to write this It s fascinating to experience the transformation of Rachel with Rachel To learn things as she learns them, to see her experiences through her eyes In the first part of the book, she doesn t seem like some out of control crazy addict Because you only really see her behavior as she sees it Later you learn about how she really was acting, the things she was doing as an Oh yeah, I kinda was that way retrospective , and it s eye opening I m not explaining this well, but I know what I mean Just the