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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
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Nine Perfect Strangers (original 2018; edition 2018)

by Liane Moriarty (Author)

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Title:Nine Perfect Strangers
Authors:Liane Moriarty (Author)
Info:Flatiron Books (2018), 464 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:australia, fiction, 2018

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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (2018)

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I love anything by this author. This one was good and fast paced. The characters were awesome. Really great read. Fun and exciting ( )
  Bethgarvinloflin1 | Dec 18, 2018 |
This novel is somewhat of a departure from Moriarty’s other novels. Instead of exploring close relationships and secrets that are slowly disclosed, this tale is about nine strangers who meet at a health retreat. They come for different reasons, with preconceived notions of what to expect. But this is not a resort that caters to its guests, as they soon fine out. In fact, it is not at all what they expected. Masha, the owner and leader of the resort, runs the place like it is her own dynasty, expecting complete obedience from her staff and her guests. And, much to their dismay, her guests soon find out that the only way to please Masha is to obey her rules to the letter, and they must please Masha to succeed. Moriarty does an excellent job of building suspense and developing her characters. The plot moves rapidly along, and even though there are several characters, all of whom have backstories, it is never confusing. This well-written novel will keep you turning pages until the very end. ( )
  Maydacat | Dec 17, 2018 |
I've loved all of Liane Moriarty's previous books, but this one was disappointing. The dialogue has always been witty, authentic and slyly funny - not so much this time. Character development was not as fulsome as usual, and the story line at times was somewhat boring. However, the author did wrap up all of the characters' stories nicely, rather than abruptly ending the story once a resolution to the crisis occurred. Many authors don't do that, and I appreciated the effort. ( )
  flourgirl49 | Dec 16, 2018 |
This Liane Moriarity book is so over the top and outrageous but you can't put it down. Even though the plot got more and more ridiculous as the story progressed, I LOVED the characters. Nine people decide that they are stressed and need a lifestyle change, so they sign up for a ten day cleanse at Tranquility House. It's a gorgeous estate in the middle of nowhere and participants will be treated to divine meals, massages, nature hikes, star-gazing, and meditation. The nine participants (all strangers) soon discover that there was a lot on the agenda that they most certainly had not signed up for. Silence, daily blood tests, fasting, and more unorthodox methods keep popping up. Soon the strangers kind of bond together as they try to get through their weird cleanse in one piece. There is a romance author who will soon be out of work, an ex football player, a family trying to cope with loss, a mom trying to rediscover herself after her husband took off with a new trophy wife, a young couple in dire need of counseling, and a devilishly handsome gay lawyer. Full of fun, a nice beach read. ( )
  ecataldi | Dec 11, 2018 |
I normally don't like group novels, but Laine Moriarty does it so well, giving unique, strong personalities to characters, and having just the right touch of social issue, and tongue in cheek humor, poking fun at foibles, be they personal or societal. A fun read, though I might think twice about going to a health spa! ( )
  bookczuk | Dec 2, 2018 |
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You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
Rumi
Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
George Carlin
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For Kati
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