IMG_20180901_094721_742Do you know what I love about book hauls? The colourfully varied array of bookmarks they give you at the counter promulgating new books you absolutely have to read. One such bookmarker I received was commercialising Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, published in 2017 by Faber & Faber Ltd. Set in modern day Dublin, Conversations is about relationships and the complexities that typify them… but seriously though how often do you find the perfect bookmarker for your current read?!

From the outset, this book held my interest until the very end, compelling me to turn yet another page and bear witness to the events that would unravel next. The prose is very unromantic, so don’t expect any atmospheric imagery, but I think that the pragmatist style of writing and serious tone go hand-in-hand to complement the more serious moments in the book…

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