✼ Lilac Bus/Dublin 4 Epub ✿ Author Maeve Binchy – Tkcleaningservices.co.uk

Lilac Bus/Dublin 4 The Interconnected Stories Of This Witty Collection Are About Eight Very Different People Who Each Friday Night Travel On Tom Fitzgerald S Lilac Colored Bus Overflowing With Insights, Understanding, And Rare Delights, These Stories From The Author Of Silver Wedding And Circle Of Friends, Draw Us Into The Lives Of The Characters And Make Their Dramas Our Own Review to follow Big problem with this novel is it s NOT a novel It s a novella and several totally unrelated short stories, and nowhere does the book let you know that s what s going on So you read The Lilac Bus and there are interesting characters Then you start reading stories about other interesting characters and you keep wondering how the hell they all relate, until finally you go online and discover they don t relate At allAnd none of the stories have endings They just stop Geez I could do tha Big problem with this novel is it s NOT a novel It s a novella and several totally unrelated short stories, and nowhere does the book let you know that s what s going on So you read The Lilac Bus and there are interesting characters Then you start reading stories about other interesting characters and you keep wondering how the hell they all relate, until finally you go online and discover they don t relate At allAnd none of the stories have endings They just stop Geez I could do that I can write about interesting characters in interesting situations, if I can just quit at some point, with no resolution It s not that the stories have BAD endings They have NO endings I think Maeve Binchy wrote this on one crazy acid trip She s writing this story and I m getting really into the characters and story, then zip they re gone SO she starts another story and I keep thinking that at some point they will tie in together Nope Another story starts then another She should have titled this a collection of short stories without real endings Some of the stories were 3 star, and some of them were better, 5 star Overall I felt this was a 3 star novel I didn t like how many of the stories seemed unresolved at the end, and especially the one about the wife who had invited everyone, including her husband s mistress, to a dinner party, I felt was too suspenseful, with no pay off at the end, a big leading up to nothing, just a cliff hanger left unresolved That story really sticks out in my mind as being the worst, manipulating the reade Some of the stories were 3 star, and some of them were better, 5 star Overall I felt this was a 3 star novel I didn t like how many of the stories seemed unresolved at the end, and especially the one about the wife who had invited everyone, including her husband s mistress, to a dinner party, I felt was too suspenseful, with no pay off at the end, a big leading up to nothing, just a cliff hanger left unresolved That story really sticks out in my mind as being the worst, manipulating the reader s emotions and then never reaching a high note or a low note, just coasting along in the middle, until it finally just ended Terrible I enjoyed some of Lilac Bus stories, and did not like others I did not enjoy how the novel opened with an illustration of a penny pincher who nobody seemed to like It was difficult to relate to this character or her family, and I couldn t understand what the point was, knowing about her life There were some nice stories near the end, especially about the girl Cathy who finds herself pregnant, like her sister had thought a few years before, and what you d do with an unwanted pregnancy in a family like hers Another nice story was the one about the girl named Jo, living in a flat on her own for the first time in Dublin But overall I felt the consistency of the writing was not there, and I felt disappointed at how at least half of the stories ended Very dissatisfying

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