The Latecomers Fan Club (A Novel)

The Latecomers Fan Club (A Novel)

by Diane V. Mulligan

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ISBN-13: 9781500432621
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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The Latecomers Fan Club 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Enjoyed the complexities of characters. Will continue to read her books.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
The Latecomers Fan Club is an intriguing contemporary women's fiction story that revolves around the complexities of life, love and relationships. Set in Boston and the suburbs of Somerville and Worcester, the story is told in the alternating third person narrative with flashbacks to the past involving three complex individuals and their complicated love triangle. The reader is introduced to Abby, Nathaniel, and Maggie, who are all struggling in their individual lives and romantic relationships. Abby is a twenty-seven year old bartender, who met Nathaniel, a thirty-four year old adjunct college philosophy professor and struggling musician, four years ago when his former band the Latecomers played at The Watering Hole. Their one night stand turned into a complicated and toxic relationship that seems to be going nowhere. Maggie is a thirty-three year old struggling artist who came back home to Worcester after her divorce. Maggie and Nathaniel were childhood best friends, and even though Maggie had deeper feelings for Nathaniel in the past, he didn't act upon her feelings because he felt that she wasn't "the perfect one." While Maggie worked on New Year's Eve, Nathaniel and Maggie were reunited at a former school friend's party. Nathaniel becomes involved with both Abby and Maggie, and what ensues is a tangled web of emotions, drama, and unexpected trials and tribulations as the complicated love triangle becomes interwoven with their individual struggles and unfulfilled life expectations. Author Diane V Mulligan weaves an interesting tale that easily draws the reader into the complicated lives of Abby, Nathaniel, and Maggie. The trio's alternating perspectives flow seamlessly as their individual struggles in life intertwines with their complicated love triangle. The author does a really good job of portraying the characters and the complexities of their lives in a realistic way that makes it easy for the reader to relate to. The reader steps into Abby, Nathaniel, and Maggie's lives and is able to see their strengths and weaknesses as they struggle to find the path to love and happiness. I really enjoyed the differences in each of the characters: Abby is young and naive, has never had dreams or goals, and is desperate to hold onto a toxic relationship; while Maggie and Nathaniel are both in their mid-thirties and are disenchanted with the way their unfulfilled lives have turned out, they are struggling to achieve their dreams. I was fascinated with how their lives and relationships unfolded in an entertaining and moving style as each comes to the realization that life doesn't always turn out the way they expected. The Latecomers Fan Club is a refreshing true-to-life story about the complexities of life experiences and romantic relationships, it is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those great pieces of fiction that seems like it has already happened to you. The Late Comers Fan Club captured so well how things don't always work out perfectly, or how we imagined them, but we always eventually find some peace. I think that was the part I liked the most. Each character had some part of the blame but in some ways were all good people as well. Some things are just out of our own powers or left to fate. Abby was the character I most related to me, she feels she has the power to control her own destiny, but so many unexpected things come into play. The author, Diane. V. Mulligan, kept the story interesting in really exciting ways. She introduced new characters, there were bombshell revelations, and intense dialogue. I really enjoyed reading this coming-of-age/reality-hits-hard tale. Highly, highly recommended!