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Kuuleeko kukaan? by Marian Keyes

Kuuleeko kukaan? (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Marian Keyes, Liisa Laaksonen ((KÄÄnt.))

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Title:Kuuleeko kukaan?
Authors:Marian Keyes
Other authors:Liisa Laaksonen ((KÄÄnt.))
Info:Helsinki : Tammi, 2008.
Collections:Your library
Tags:2008 luettu, avioliitto, irlanti, kaunokirjallisuus, kuolema, meediot, onnettomuudet, surutyö, new york, dublin, yhdysvallat, psykologiset romaanit, 2012 luettu, lukupiiri

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Anybody out There? by Marian Keyes (2006)

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    Norabee: Both of these books are well written and enjoyable and if you enjoyed one, you will certainly enjoy the other!
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How weird that this book was not added to my shelf. Probably because I did not finish it but I did read quite a lot. I think 75% or so.

I remember rather well what was happening so I might pick this one to finish.
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
I absolutely loved this book. I laughed and sobbed and stayed up late to keep reading. There are incredible lows in the life of the narrator, Anna, and, while they come close to crushing her, there is optimism in play as well.
The marketing business is a self-contained, cutthroat world, but Anna Walsh emerges from it as a young, successful executive for Candy Grrrl Cosmetics in New York. She's smart, she's beautiful, and she's got a wonderful husband who adores her. In short, she has it all.

But that's not how it seems when this story first opens in Anna's native Dublin, where her parents are nursing her back to health and tending to some of her very serious physical injuries. The nature of those injuries remains a mystery, as does the unexplained absence of Anna's husband, Aidan, during Anna's convalescence. Her phone calls to him go un-returned, as do her e-mails, and Anna becomes increasingly anxious over his continued silence. So anxious in fact that she decides it's time to go back to New York to try and make sense of everything.
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  AlexisLovesBooks | Feb 9, 2016 |
I picked up this book many years ago, mainly because I liked the cute cover. I read it several years ago (a few years after picking it up originally), and was surprised by the twist in the middle.

In all honesty, once I got to the shocker twist, I simply skimmed the last few chapters, and read the end to try and feel better. I decided not to thoroughly read the rest of the book, because it just made me very sad. I'm not one for shockers like this, with emotional heart-break and that sort of thing. Reality is full of enough pain, and I don't enjoy reading about someone else's.

All that being said, this book was written, and it was ok. Two stars makes it seem really negative, but since everywhere lists two stars as "it was ok" then that's what I'll stick with. It wasn't horrible, and I would recommend it if it sounds interesting to you. I would put the warning out there though, it is a realistic fiction, and not a happy one. ( )
  Rose.Wallin | Jan 20, 2016 |
Can you relate to a character whose boss at work tells her how she should have her hair cut, and she responds as though this is appropriate behaviour? Would you pay to have a tarot card reader predict your future? Do you think people's appearance is the most important aspect of their life? Would you feel at home in the women's makeup industry? Then this is the book for you! I started this book thinking that it was going to deal seriously with the subject of death and grieving, but alas, it does not. I'm embarrassed to say that I read to nearly half way before I gave up. In my defence, I had read a particularly gloomy book just previously and was in need of somewhat lighter reading. This is certainly lighter. In fact, if it was any lighter it would be a complete vacuum. As it is, it's just vacuous. ( )
  oldblack | Jan 8, 2015 |
I loved this book so much. I have always enjoyed all of the books I have ever read by this author but this one was definitely the best. I was reading along, thinking I knew what was happening. Them WHAM !!! Part 2 and nothing was how I had thought at all. Totally blew me away. WOW!! I wasn't expecting that at all. I laughed, I cried. I loved this book soooooo much. ( )
  susancrowe01 | Apr 25, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061240850, Paperback)

Bestselling author Marian Keyes has delighted readers with the lives, loves, and foibles of the irrepressible Walsh sisters and their eccentric mammy. In this Life in the Big Apple is perfect for Anna. She has the best job in the world, a lovely apartment, and great friends. Then one morning, she wakes up in her mammy's house in Dublin with stitches in her face, a dislocated knee, hands smashed up, and no memory at all of what happened. As soon as she's able, Anna's flying back to Manhattan, mystified but determined to find out how her life turned upside down. As her past slowly begins coming back to her, she sets out on an outrageous quest—involving lilies, psychics, mediums, and anyone who can point her in the right direction.

Marrying life's darker bits with wild humor and tender wit, Anybody Out There? is a strange and wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after.

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Anna Walsh returns to her family in Dublin to recuperate from a debilitating and disfiguring accident. Her family tries to bolster her spirits, while her husband in New York is mysteriously missing.

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