Watermelon

Watermelon

Marian Keyes / Jul 13, 2020
Watermelon At twenty nine fun loving good natured Claire has everything she ever wanted a husband she adores a great apartment a good job Then on the day she gives birth to her first baby James visits her
  • Title: Watermelon
  • Author: Marian Keyes
  • ISBN: 9780380976171
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At twenty nine, fun loving, good natured Claire has everything she ever wanted a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he s leaving her And he hasn t even had the decency to leave her for someone glamorous just the frumpy woman who lives in the apartAt twenty nine, fun loving, good natured Claire has everything she ever wanted a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he s leaving her And he hasn t even had the decency to leave her for someone glamorous just the frumpy woman who lives in the apartment downstairs Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror Until quite recently especially when wearing a green maternity jumper that was the only thing left that fit her she felt she bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a popular summer fruit So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin To her gorgeous man eating sister Helen, her soap watching mother, her bewildered father And there, sheltered by the love of an albeit quirky family, she gets better.A lot better.In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he s in for a bit of a surprise.In this very funny, very fresh, very wise novel, Marian Keyes delivers an unforgettable debut and a heroine so irresistible that she feels like a new best friend.
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      • Marian Keyes

        Marian Keyes born 10 September 1963 is an Irish novelist and non fiction writer, best known for her work in women s literature She is an Irish Book Awards winner Over 22 million copies of her novels have been sold worldwide and her books have been translated into 32 languages She became known worldwide for Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and This Charming Man, with themes including domestic violence and alcoholism.


    919 Comments

    1. I am quite random myself, skipping from subject to subject without segways, but Keyes takes it to another level I just felt like yelling get to the point Some of Claire s inner dialog was funny, but by page 30 I was skipping over large chunks to get to the actual moving plot line of the book A couldn t whole heartedly recommend this to anyone looking for a mindless chick book that is a quick read, cause it was too annoying to be mindless Marian Keyes came highly recommended too, but I don t thin [...]


    2. Marijanu i njenog mu a Tonija upoznala sam 2002 godine na sajmu u Njujorku I zaprepastila se Pa, oni znaju pone to da ka u na srpskom Misterija je brzo re ena, Marijanin brat o enjen je Beogra ankom Ljiljanom i otud poznavanje i srpskog jezika i kulture, a bogme i hrane Po povratku u Beograd, odmah sam krenula da itam Lubenicu, totalno se zaljubila u Marijanino pisanje i nagovorila svog izdava a da odmah kupimo prava za pet Marijanin knjiga i poslu ao me je A onda su Marijana i Toni do li u Beog [...]


    3. 1 Stars Watermelon follow s our protagonist Claire as she is left by her husband James for her downstairs neighbour, about 2 minutes after giving birth to their daughter She soon after takes her newborn child back to her eccentric family so she can lick her wounds in the comfort of her old home and thus meets a new younger man named Adam To say Claire is an embarrassing wet drip of woman is putting it lightly She spends 40% of this way too long novel in a depression slump where she neglects her [...]


    4. Opening Line I m sorry, you must think I m very rude We ve hardly even been introduced and here I am telling you all about the terrible things that have happened to me Claire thought she had the perfect life right up until her husband James announced that he didn t love her any and was leaving her for another woman He might have picked a better day to deliver this earth shattering news than directly after the birth of their first child Shocked, heartbroken and now packing some serious baby weigh [...]


    5. 3,5 5 Mi estreno con Marian Keyes ha estado bien, pero quiz por las expectativas, cre a que ser a mejor Lo que se me ha hecho pesado en muchas ocasiones han sido los pensamientos de Claire, se alejaba tanto del tema en cuesti n que me perd a y me costaba volver a coger el hilo, aunque a otra persona puede que no le pase y que simplemente no era el momento para leer este tipo de historia, pero con la sinopsis me parec a una lectura perfecta para el verano Me ha parecido muy peculiar la familia Wa [...]


    6. What a Way to Start a Brand New Baby s Life Claire can t believe that the very day that she gives birth to her first child is the same day that her husband decides to leave her What Luck Marian Keyes pulls out all the stops in the development of the story and the characters Claire and her husband James have been married for a few years and are living in New York She thought things were going just great, then out of nowhere James announces that he s fallen for someone else and is leaving their ho [...]


    7. I picked this book up after I finished Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married Like Lucy Sullivan, I enjoyed Marian Keyes chatty style Reading this book feels like a chat with a friend and I found that I got to know the main character very well Marian Keyes excels at character development As you probably know, this story is about Claire, a 29 year old Irish woman living in London A few hours after she gave birth, her husband James announces that he doesn t love her any and that he is leaving her for an [...]


    8. This is chick lit, so you can t come in thinking it will be masterfully written That said, this was worse than most I picked it up because it was recommended and looked like a quick read It was even quicker than expected, because I was able to skip a huge portion of the angst at the beginning and jump directly to the climax The premise of the book is that Claire s husband announces his affair and their separation on the day that Claire has their baby The break up of her marriage leaves Claire in [...]


    9. Este es mi primer chick lit y he quedado bastante satisfecha Y es que ten a algo de prejuicio por el g nero y este libro me lo ha curado La narraci n es bastante gil y apenas si decae sobre la mitad del libro para recuperarse r pidamente La virtud de la escritora de este libro, radica en hacerlo cercano con su personaje principal, Clare, uno puede sentirse identificada con varias actitudes, sentimientos e inseguridades Lo que m s me gust es como retrata estas situaciones cotidianas con una narra [...]


    10. I m having ups and downs with this so far I really love Marian Keyes humor, and that s what keeps me going I m having a hard time totally caring about Claire though, and I m not sure what I m missing I almost feel like there is just too much of her that I don t know I know her sisters better than her I can t identify with the new mom thing, or the husband leaving her thing, and I m just not finding anything to latch on to Except the drinking, as I ve done a bit of that lately myself I m planning [...]


    11. I don t think I ve ever been so glad to finish a book Of course I wasn t expecting this to be a literary masterpiece but I thought being to some degree enjoyable wouldn t have been too much to ask The premise is probably standard for a chick lit novel a woman s husband tells her he s been having an affair for six months and is leaving her the day she gives birth to their first child But that all happens within the first few pages and it seems that nothing else of much interest occurs in the mass [...]


    12. A Christmas present from MeganI was really excited to read this because it is the story of the oldest Walsh sister The very day she gives birth to their first child, Claire is told by her husband that he is leaving her for another woman She returns home to Dublin, seeking the comfort of her crazy and quirky family, while she figures out how to deal with this abrupt change in her life Something I love about Keyes writing although her books are most definitely of the chick lit genre, the story lin [...]


    13. I don t know exactly how I feel about this book On one hand, I enjoyed the story I am strangely drawn to stories of wives being unexpectedly dumped by their husbands I suppose it s because I imagine it as one of the worst things that could happen to a woman aside from the death of loved ones or contracting a fatal disease, etc Anyway, I liked the story and I find the Walsh family utterly charming I think Marian Keyes has a particular style that is amusing and absorbing She goes beyond the standa [...]


    14. Count me underwhelmed nay, irked I tried this because it was recommended on The Ultimate Reading List under the chicklit section Well, I m beginning to suspect that with the rare exception so far, Bridget Jones Diary this isn t the kind of book for me So many of them strike the same tone overly chirpy obsessed with dress size and the mating game but without the satiric edge of Bridget Jones Diary or it s ability to make me laugh out loud The book is centered on Claire Walsh her husband left her [...]


    15. I swear I ve read Watermelon before, but that was over ten years and two kids ago, so this reread was just like the first time Yay, memory loss Anyway, I love Marian Keyes s books I love that they re so fun and lively, as well as thoughtful and honest about the struggles the heroine overcomes Watermelon is the first in the Walsh Family series, a series I recommend to fans of Irish Chick Lit Is that a category It should be Watermelon was an engaging, laugh out loud funny read Claire s story start [...]


    16. Of course I would love this book just because of it s genre but this is definintely at the top of my list I guess because I m actually going through such a similar situation as the character s minus the baby and so it touched the heart very closely I love Claire s humor and how this book made me feel like I wasn t the only person out there going through a rollercoaster from murderous anger to guilt to all the other millions of emotions out there It s all perceived as normal.Simiilar situations h [...]


    17. Wat een heerlijk boek is dit Je moet er even inkomen, maar als je er eenmaal in zit kun je niet meer stoppen De karakters zijn zo realistisch neer gezet Het verhaal is romantisch, maar niet een echt perfect zwijmel verhaal Gewoon zoals het in het echt ook gaat De schrijfstijl is echt super Het is zeer persoonlijk geschreven Het lijkt net alsof Claire dit boek speciaal en alleen voor mij heeft geschreven Als een over sized brief, zeg maar De enige reden dat dit boek 4 sterren krijgt en niet 5 is [...]


    18. Someone left this book in the lobby of my apartment building so I picked it up to read I understand why it was abandoned I don t understand Marian Keyes popularity The main character was vapid, the secondary characters one dimensional, the plot improbable and the writing mediocre Often I would throw it across the room in frustration.Don t bother I think I will take it back down to the lobby and leave it where I found it.



    19. No s ni por d nde empezar Siempre quise leer a esta autora, con tantas cr ticas favorables, pero la fui dejando para despu s Y ahora que por fin me sent tentada, ha sido una completa decepci n La protagonista es completamente inmadura y tonta, sus divagaciones me sacaron de quicio, estar siempre dentro de su cabeza y conocer todos sus pensamientos fue interesante al principio, pero un completo martirio conforme fue transcurriendo la historia Me hizo sentir verg enza ajena, falta de empat a y fin [...]


    20. DNF.I don t usually give up on books.In fact, I can t recall when I last gave up on one It might have been some assigned reading way back when.But this one, I just couldn t get into.I read a lot of praise and recommendations of Keyes, so I had high hopes And I tried God knows I tried.But I couldn t.I hated the style This review is an attempt at approximation of the style It made my eyes bleed.It made my brain hurt.But I perservered Surely the characters will be interesting, at least.At 33%, the [...]


    21. I picked this book up after I finished Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married Like Lucy Sullivan, I enjoyed Marian Keyes chatty style Reading this book feels like a chat with a friend and I found that I got to know the main character very well Marian Keyes excels at character development As you probably know, this story is about Claire, a 29 year old Irish woman living in London A few hours after she gave birth, her husband James announces that he doesn t love her any and that he is leaving her for an [...]


    22. Watermelon was actually the first Marian Keyes book I read In this book, Claire is a woman who has everything she ever wanted a husband she adores, a life with interesting friends in London, a great job, and a fabulous apartment However, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, a daughter, her husband James informs her that he is leaving her Shocked and depressed, Claire slinks back home to Ireland to a family who cannot figure out what Claire has done wrong to make her husband leave her Sh [...]


    23. This reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella It made me laugh, it made me tear up a little and it was so angsty it made me want to barf sometimes I really enjoyed this I can t wait to read the others.


    24. Claire Webster is ecstatically happy after giving birth to her first child, a daughter with husband James However, her dream is shattered when he announced hours after the birth that he s leaving her for another woman Claire s in shock and flees London to her family home in Dublin, where her mother, father and sister are waiting to take in a distraught Claire and new baby Claire s determined to win back her man but at what cost Or will Claire outgrow James as she grows as a mother to their daugh [...]


    25. This is the first book in an unofficial series about the Walsh sisters and was Keyes first book ever published In all fairness, I ve never read any of her other books, but this felt like a first book There was so much about it I liked, but her writing style was so annoying to me that I really had a hard time getting into the story The story is about the oldest daughter in a semi dysfunctional family aren t they all Her husband decided to tell her he s been having an affair and is leaving her for [...]


    26. 2.5 than 3.Well, from this book I got a strong message if you are slim you got the man, if you re not you don t.I have to say I hated the heroine for the first part of the book She was whiney, she was lazy, she was so selfish I really hated her And she talked and talked and talked, mostly about herself for the obvious reason she liked her own voice I think.I have to admit that being left from your husband the very day you give birth to your little girl it s a very bad thing And he leaves you fo [...]


    27. I have seen and heard Marian Keyes interviewed, and have recently started stalkingrllowing her on Twitter She comes across as mad as a box of frogs, in a deliciously wonderful sort of way.This is actually my 1st time reading one of her novels insert shocked gasps here And I m delighted to find she writes as she speaks It s very chatty, and liable to rambling, but I love it I love how even Claire s internal thoughts and emotions are given life they talk to each other and jockey for position in he [...]


    28. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book This was a recommendation from a friend and I have not read any of Marian Keyes s other books, so I cannot compare it to her other work all I can say is what I thought of this particular one If I m honest, when I read the first few chapters I had mixed feelings Marian has written this book in first person, which is great, but the way she addresses the reader so often is very strange But in a good way, I might add It is just something new to get used to, and [...]


    29. I literally fell in love with this novel What happened to Claire is not far from reality I liked it because of the truthfulness of the story, the honesty of emotions and the connection of the characters to each other.I can honestly say that I somehow understand what Claire is going through And I can assume that most can relate to Claire s situation The story does happen in real life and is something that can happen to anybody Whether you like it or not, life s unexpectancies can hit you hard in [...]


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