Love this writing.
Love this writing.
I love Louise O'Neill's writing - she's fabulous, a strong feminist voice. In this story of obsessive love and self destruction, I found myself getting so frustrated and angry at the main character - you know it's great writing when it can evoke such a strong emotional response.
A young woman falls in love with a man 20 years her senior. She sacrificed her work and friendships just to be with him, but he does not treat her well as she deserves. But she can‘t help it, as she has fallen hard for the man. ‘If it doesn't hurt, it's not love.‘ Isn‘t it? But #isthislove ? More like obsessive love.
This book is so hard to read because its so bloody honest about how horrible we can be! It's great though.
When Sarah meets Matthew she is instantly attracted to him. But as time and their relationship move along, Matthew starts to pull back saying “I can‘t #letyouloveme”. However, Matthew still wants the convenience of having Sarah around. What follows is an exploration of the dynamics of an abusive relationship, which moved me and had me gripped all the way through.
Book 5 for #24in48 and probably my favourite read of the readathon so far 🙌
I love Louise O‘Neill for not shying back from difficult subjects, and in this book she tackles obsessive, painful and abusing relationships. While I don‘t really like Sarah, the MC, I like how O‘Neill makes me care for Sarah and her situation in spite of her being unlikeable. And Sarah‘s thoughts and feelings to the mental abuse are way too real, but so relatable.
I‘m back in my apartment again, and I feel completely spent after five days of family time. Now I‘m ready to just relax and read 👌 and with my stack of books I got for Christmas, I‘m pretty much set!
And look @ephemeralwaltz I finally got a copy of Room!! 😄
I love Louise O'neill so I had high expectations for this book. It unfortunately didn't quite meet them. I had a hard time relating to Sarah. I thought she was selfish and very unaware. I didn't leave the book certain about how her unhealthy love of Matthew actually shaped her in real ways other than becoming like Matthew, in a way, in her next relationship. But the book is wonderfully written so definitely not a waste of time
Louise O'Neill can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and this book is no exception. I think every woman should read her first two novels, Only Ever Yours and Asking For It, and then read this brutally honest tale of obsessive love. Although Sarah, the main character, is deeply unlikable (but I think that's the point, somehow) her story will speak to all of us.
Lovely signed copy of Louise O'Neill's new book from Waterstones. Really looking forward to read this. Her other two books, Asking For It and Only Ever Yours, are fantastic, and I highly recommend them if you haven't read yet.
New book from Louise O'Neil who popped by the shop yesterday- I haven't read any of her others but they sound interesting anyone know where I should start? What genre does this fall under? 🙄🙄