Conversations with Friends
Mr B's review
Incredibly intelligent and insightful in its analysis of modern relationships. No matter how many times I come back to this book, I’m always astounded by Rooney’s precise and nuanced prose and the way she writes dialogue so naturally, with the conversations that flow through the novel effortlessly building up the complex layers of connection between its characters. I read it in one sitting.
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‘This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.’
– Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)
‘Brilliant, funny and startling.’ Guardian
‘I really like Conversations with Friends. I like the tone [Rooney] takes when she’s writing. I think it’s like being inside someone’s mind.’ – Taylor Swift
‘A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships.’ Sunday Telegraph
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex menage-a-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
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