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Watermelon

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Sweet, Charming, Fantastic book.

Watermelon was recommended to me by a friend. And it was one of the greatest gifts she could have given. The story of a mother who has to rebuild her inner and outer life post-baby and post-husband leaving her, Watermelon is story about rebirth after personal tragedy an...
Watermelon was recommended to me by a friend. And it was one of the greatest gifts she could have given. The story of a mother who has to rebuild her inner and outer life post-baby and post-husband leaving her, Watermelon is story about rebirth after personal tragedy and how family, whether we want to hug them or kill them, can absolutely save the day in the end. The narrative flows from moments of laugh-out-loud humor, to pure frustrations for the situations (I literally gasped and yelled "WHAT?!" as I read parts), to moments that will touch your heart. The journey that you go through with Claire, the central character in the story, is one that feels so real, and so relatable to anyone that has ever had to pick up the pieces. I feel like Claire and her family are actual people existing in my own life, that is how real and followed-through Marian Keyes' book is. So, please, do yourself a favor and read this book. I have already purchased Keyes' second book in hopes of finding the magic from Watermelon once again.

posted by IamSM on April 9, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Character and plot boring

I tried to like this book, but it was really boring. The topic sounded exciting, but the plot just crawls along. The author spends most of the time having the character's thoughts break into every scene. Everytime I thought something was going to happen (even just in...
I tried to like this book, but it was really boring. The topic sounded exciting, but the plot just crawls along. The author spends most of the time having the character's thoughts break into every scene. Everytime I thought something was going to happen (even just interaction between characters) the main character would go off with her thoughts. The main character taking care of her newborn while she was drunk and in bed with depression wasn't very believeable. She would pop up long enough to feed her and then she'ld just lay in her bassinet until the next feeding. Just didn't hit the mark.

posted by 3tzmom on October 14, 2009

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  • Posted October 14, 2009

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    Character and plot boring

    I tried to like this book, but it was really boring. The topic sounded exciting, but the plot just crawls along. The author spends most of the time having the character's thoughts break into every scene. Everytime I thought something was going to happen (even just interaction between characters) the main character would go off with her thoughts. The main character taking care of her newborn while she was drunk and in bed with depression wasn't very believeable. She would pop up long enough to feed her and then she'ld just lay in her bassinet until the next feeding. Just didn't hit the mark.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

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    Ouch Not Worth Your Time

    I think I have read some other books by this author in the past and liked them just fine, this however was a flop. I agree with several other reviewers opinions with so much inner monologue that it just needs to end. The back and forth scene between James and Claire at the end drags on for umpteen pages and they both look foolish. I liked the idea of the story at the beginning, but it drug on with nothing really ever happening besides the main character talking to herself. The sisters characters had no meaning or importance what so ever. Waste of Time, I hate having to say that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    Eh

    I bought this book based on the reviews, and I have to say that I was really disappointed. While the story had the potential to be a good book, I found most of the characters to be unlikeable and the author's writing style to be a little obnoxious. She's constantly putting the main character's thoughts in right along with the dialogue, making it almost confusing to follow. And it's not so much that it's confusing, it's just that a lot of it is totally unnecessary. It really wasn't worth the time.

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