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This Charming Man

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

a superb character study.

The media and most of the female population of Dublin named Paddy de Courcy ¿Ireland's most eligible politician¿. Many females dream of being the one who caught the handsome hunk. However, when he announces his engagement, a horde of women go into mourning.-----------...
The media and most of the female population of Dublin named Paddy de Courcy ¿Ireland's most eligible politician¿. Many females dream of being the one who caught the handsome hunk. However, when he announces his engagement, a horde of women go into mourning.------------------- Stylist to the rich and famous Lola Daly is especially stunned feeling betrayed as she had been seeing Paddy for over a year and had no inkling he was dating someone else more seriously. Reporter Grace Gildee is also a wee bit surprised as she remembers Paddy from college when he and her twin sister Marnie had an odd relationship that led to her sibling becoming emotionally fractured. Unable to resist and not trusting Paddy, Grace investigates only to learn the truth about the soulless rogue. She decides it is time for a reckoning with the help of Marnie and Lola.-------------- This is a great charmer that balances darkness with hope. The three women are solid characters teaming up on a mission of vengeance while their antagonist is a fabulous shallow hunk who uses people like a soul draining vampire. Using dark humor at the perfect moments, Marian Keyes provides a strong look at the causal effect of alcohol and drug abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies, and violent relationships leading to individual destruction. THIS CHARMING MAN is a superb character study.------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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I have really enjoyed all of Marian Keyes' books, so I was a little surprised to not dig this one very much. The premise of the book was promising and there were some truly good moments. However, I found it hard to care about any of the characters and I was particularly...
I have really enjoyed all of Marian Keyes' books, so I was a little surprised to not dig this one very much. The premise of the book was promising and there were some truly good moments. However, I found it hard to care about any of the characters and I was particularly disappointed that Alecia's viewpoint was reduced to about 4 total pages of the entire book. Maybe because the topics (alcholism and domestic violence) were so sensitive, I found it hard to find the whimsical, comedic tone I've come to appreciate with Keyes' previous work.

posted by Anonymous on July 6, 2008

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a superb character study.

    The media and most of the female population of Dublin named Paddy de Courcy ¿Ireland's most eligible politician¿. Many females dream of being the one who caught the handsome hunk. However, when he announces his engagement, a horde of women go into mourning.------------------- Stylist to the rich and famous Lola Daly is especially stunned feeling betrayed as she had been seeing Paddy for over a year and had no inkling he was dating someone else more seriously. Reporter Grace Gildee is also a wee bit surprised as she remembers Paddy from college when he and her twin sister Marnie had an odd relationship that led to her sibling becoming emotionally fractured. Unable to resist and not trusting Paddy, Grace investigates only to learn the truth about the soulless rogue. She decides it is time for a reckoning with the help of Marnie and Lola.-------------- This is a great charmer that balances darkness with hope. The three women are solid characters teaming up on a mission of vengeance while their antagonist is a fabulous shallow hunk who uses people like a soul draining vampire. Using dark humor at the perfect moments, Marian Keyes provides a strong look at the causal effect of alcohol and drug abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies, and violent relationships leading to individual destruction. THIS CHARMING MAN is a superb character study.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

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    GOOD ONE!!

    The charming man is Paddy de Courcy, a smooth-talker for sure. This book is told from four women's point of view. There was a great ending in which everyone got their just desserts. Love these kind!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Marian Keyes' books never disappoint!!

    This Charming Man is a wonderful book--I absolutly loved it!! Marian Keyes is a wonderful writer--I love all of her books. I recommend this book to everyone!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    Four Women . . . One man

    Do you really need anything else? Four women connected to one CHARMING MAN? Didn't think so. The man is Paddy de Courcy, considered by many to be the JFK of Dublin--smooth-talker with big ideas and lots of charm. The book is told from the point of view of each of the four women, which made it interesting for me. Also, there was a great ending in which everyone got their just desserts. That too made me happy. Not much more I can say other than 'buy it!'

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