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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Rachel's Holiday (Marian Keyes)

Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has come up with the cash for a spell in Cloisters - Dublin's answer to Betty Ford Clinic. She only agreed to go because she heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums, and rock stars - and it is about time she had a holiday!
But what Rachel does not count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the absence of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll - and missing Luke, her ex.

Quote: "It's tremendously liberating when you don't fancy someone because you don't have to try and make them fancy you."

Why this book speaks to me: Besides Marian Keyes writing in her usual hilarious manner, this novel touched on the very serious topic of drug/alcohol addiction - making it interesting and most definitely entertaining. However, that is all I can say about this book. The topic has been discussed in many formats and it did not bring anything new to the table, the story was too long, and I did not enjoy the constant alternating between the past and present - it becomes a little annoying after a while and hard to keep up with the story. But, overall, as I said, it was entertaining and funny.

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