Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney / Aug 20, 2019

Conversations with Friends Observer s Rising Stars of A novelist to watch Sunday Times The Book of the Summer Refinery Hugely enjoyable romantic comedy Metro FIVE STARS Truly beguiles Heralds a fresh new voice in fictio

  • Title: Conversations with Friends
  • Author: Sally Rooney
  • ISBN: 9780571333127
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Observer s Rising Stars of 2017 A novelist to watch Sunday Times The Book of the Summer Refinery29 Hugely enjoyable romantic comedy Metro, FIVE STARS Truly beguiles Heralds a fresh new voice in fiction Stylist, FIVE STARS Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa ask each other endless questions As their relationships unfold, in person and online, tObserver s Rising Stars of 2017 A novelist to watch Sunday Times The Book of the Summer Refinery29 Hugely enjoyable romantic comedy Metro, FIVE STARS Truly beguiles Heralds a fresh new voice in fiction Stylist, FIVE STARS Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa ask each other endless questions As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art and literature, politics and gender, and, of course, one another Twenty one year old Frances is at the heart of it all, bringing us this tale of a complex m nage quatre and her affair with Nick, an older married man.You can read Conversations with Friends as a romantic comedy, or you can read it as a feminist text You can read it as a book about infidelity, about the pleasures and difficulties of intimacy, or about how our minds think about our bodies However you choose to read it, it is an unforgettable novel about the possibility of love A brilliantly accurate portrayal of what it is to be a young woman negotiating love The Pool The kind of novel that young women transitioning into adulthood in the early 21st century may one day call seminal Evening Standard Rooney shares with Plath a knack for particularising a feminine consciousness, and this novel is the best I ve read on what it means to be young and female right now Daily Mail A novel of ideas that is driven by character a very compelling combination Daily Telegraph, FIVE STARS

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        Sally Rooney was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin, where she graduated from Trinity College Her work has appeared in Granta, The Dublin Review, The White Review, The Stinging Fly, and the Winter Pages anthology.


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    1. A very tepid 3 stars. Conversations with Friends is another one of those books about not particularly nice people entangled in awkward relationships. I've certainly read many books of this nature that I've found clever and quite enjoyed, but this one was just ok. Frances and Bobbi -- both young women who used to be in a relationship with each other -- become entangled with somewhat older heterosexual couple Nick and Melissa. It's all told from Frances' perspective. She doesn't seem to be able to [...]


    2. **2 STARS***shoulder shrug* Unfiltered review wp/p7ZSCH-3dCReading the synopsis of the book had me excited. I just knew I was going to love this book. It sounded like I was going to get a little bit of YA and NA combined into one brilliant masterpiece. Sadly, for me, that did not happen.I want to start with the first and deepest reason why I never connected with this book. It’s a big one, lovers.There are no quotation marks. It was extremely annoying reading a book when I couldn’t tell if a [...]


    3. I didn't really respond well to Conversations with Friends. The writing itself is quite good in terms of realistic dialogue and description, but I found all of the characters entirely unlikable and hard to empathize with, very few with any positive animating traits, mostly just self-absorbed, narcissistic, occasionally cruel and capricious. Either in addition to or because I didn't respond to the characters, I also didn't respond to the plot well: the stakes seemed very low, there seemed to be l [...]


    4. I’ve been thinking a lot about aging lately: the way our perspective changes and how our need for stability, trust and healthy relationships become so much more valued than intoxicating, crash-and-burn emotional roller-coasters of our younger years.I say this as means of introduction because while reading Conversations with Friends, it occurred to me that those readers who are not familiar with the confusing yet exhilarating times of poor choices mixed with a great deal of egotism and sense of [...]


    5. This book revolves around two college students in Dublin named Frances and Bobbi and their relationship with Melissa & Nick who are a married couple they meet early in the story.It is told from the point of view of Frances which at times can be described as very matter-of-factly and at other times as very introspective. A lot of the interactions happened by email which I thought was a bit strange since nowadays most people communicate by text. I mean, there were some texts but a large part o [...]


    6. I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.This book gave me so many feels. It was a roller coaster of emotions. For some reason I really connected to this book. There was something so captivating about it. I felt like this book would make a great movie or miniseries on HBO. There's something really special and different about it that would translate well to the screen.The characters felt very real and I think that's what I liked most about it. I loved Nick. He was so [...]


    7. Conversations with Friends (the title and sunny cover are fairly misleading) is a stark, reflective novel which asks the reader to inhabit the mind of 21 year old poet and college student, Frances. She appears to be coolly detached from her feelings, at least in the beginning, and analytical to the point of neurosis.We get a sense of Frances' excruciating self-consciousness at the start of the novel, when she and her ex-girlfriend Bobbi are invited back to the home of Melissa, a "slightly famous [...]


    8. Okay, I think this book might have worked better for me if I'd read it before Elif Batuman's The Idiot. Batuman and Rooney give their narrators similar voices: sharp, clear and deadpan but excessively self-aware. Both use email conversations to map out the development of a relationship. Both novels are told from the perspective of naive, supposedly intelligent young women who appear largely passive, falling into particular courses of action more because of the lack of a viable alternative than a [...]


    9. A review in The New Yorker, and, if I'm honest, a shared surname, led me to this book even though without those two things just listed, I could tell this wasn't my kind of book. The main character is twenty-one but I have placed this on my 'adolescence' shelf because in so many ways she seemed to enjoy one of those long, extended adolescences that Americans have perfected by putting their kids through college, and then grad school in a field where a degree will get you a job in a non-profit work [...]


    10. "A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple." - Let's be honestSelfish and self-absorbed young woman discusses her daily escapades with equally selfish and self-absorbed people of various occupation and age and learns absolutely nothing.Sally Rooney's dialogue's realistic, albeit a bit strange considering Frances, the main character, remains an android throughout the entire piece. She's empty and cold. By the tim [...]



    11. Se dovessi riassumerlo con una frase direi: Noi siamo quello che non ci aspettiamo di essere e che nemmeno gli altri si aspettano da noi. Traduzione di Maurizia Balmelli. (Titolo originale "Conversations with friends", 2017) "Ai campi preferisco le case, ho detto. Sono più poetiche, perché dentro ci sono le persone".In questo romanzo non ci sono particolari descrizioni di paesaggi, il paesaggio che interessa Frances, la voce narrante, sono le persone che incontra e in particolare un uomo sposa [...]


    12. Wonderful - funny, smart and sad - not much happens in this book, but it's a joy to spend time with these difficult, intelligent and sometimes unpleasant people.


    13. Talking ’bout My Generation?Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award shortlist review #2(I am on the official shadow panel of book bloggers.)(Nearly 4.5) The first thing to note about a novel with “Conversations” in the title is that there are no quotation marks denoting speech. In a book so saturated with in-person chats, telephone calls, texts, e-mails and instant messages, the lack of speech marks reflects the swirl of voices in twenty-one-year-old Frances’ head; thought and dialog [...]


    14. Ai que livrão, MEU DEUS.Assim, não é NADA demais. Não vai mudar sua vida, te jogar no chão, te fazer chorar, gritar de rir, repensar conceitos, nada disso. Mas que história envolvente, que prazer que eu senti lendo eu tentei ir lendo aos poucos pra guardar o livro e não terminar nunca. Infelizmente acabou e fiquei abraçado no livro olhando pro nada. Um dia vou reler. Juro! Acho.


    15. I even began searching my emails and texts for “evidence” of our affairThat night I decided to start reading over my old instant message conversations with Bobbi. It comforted me to know that my friendship with Bobbi wasn’t confined to memory alone, and that textual evidence of her past fondness for me would survive her actual fondness if necessaryOur [Frances and Nick’s] relationship was like a word document which we were writing and editing togetherSally Rooney is a 26 year old debut n [...]


    16. NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!I won an ARC of Conversations with Friends here on as a giveaway from Crown Publishing Group, and I'm so glad I did! I'm thrilled to have won this for review, because I have so much to say about it!!! This is by far my favorite ARC that I've ever won. Sally Rooney's debut novel is definitely one of the best books of 2017, and it certainly joins the ranks of my favorite books of all time. Conversations with Friends was right up my alley; it really worked for me and meant a lot [...]


    17. I can't say I hated it but I sure didn't love it. Early on I felt like I had a lot in common with the main character Frances when it came to her everyday anxieties, but eventually her inability to be honest and open with those who she was closest to really confused and bothered me. I guess my main feeling upon finishing this was "what was the point?" I kept waiting for some sort of human truth to be revealed and if there was one I didn't get it. My main annoyance is how Rooney seemingly threw in [...]



    18. Frances and Bobbie are best friends in their early twenties. Despite the fact that they used to date back in the day, they still have an easy friendship. They also perform spoken word poetry together and are basically inseparable. Their relationship is tested, though, when they meet a quasi-famous and free-spirited couple, photographer Melissa and her actor husband Nick. Bobbie immediately develops a crush on Melissa, which goes nowhere. But Frances surprises herself by falling hard for Nick. Ov [...]


    19. What a surprise sleeper! Irish author Sally Rooney has written a thoroughly engaging, literary, but highly accessible contemporary novel about friends and acquaintances that installed me by the first page, and kept enticing me further into the narrator, Frances’s, head and heart until the bittersweet end. Unsentimental, unsparing, and droll, laced with a dash of mordant wit, the questionably reliable narrator is yet full of candid observations and uninhibited confession. Her insights into huma [...]


    20. This is a hard book to rate and review: on one hand, I didn't find it particularly sharp or witty or sparkling as claimed in the blurb; on the other, I gulped it down in a day. It's certainly easy and untaxing reading (so good for commutes, holidays etc.) but is still a step-up from chick-lit. Frances, the first-person protagonist, is a blurry character: her role in the story is a pretty dominant and dominating one yet her voice makes her out to be always vulnerable, always second in her head to [...]


    21. More reviews are available on my blog:reviewsofbooksonmynightstand.bFrances and Bobbi used to date and are now best friends who perform poetry together. When they meet a writer, Melissa, and her actor husband, Nick, the four quickly form a tight friendship. Frances soon falls in love with Nick and begins an affair with him.I really didn't find this book too interesting. It was actually boring for most of the book. The only interesting part that I found, Frances' health scare, ended very anticlim [...]


    22. This is cool and classy and hip and hot and happening - plus I also found it to be compulsively readable. A little like when you're reading a Lee Child novel and you're 80 pages in without even realising it and you wonder 'how does he do that?', I similarly have no idea how Sally Rooney kept me going back to these (in many ways) insufferable characters. But I did, and I cared about them, even if I didn't like them. I just didn't really, really care about them.


    23. The language is for much of the book enjoyably precise. The sentences have a staccato rhythm that I found appealing. The narrator is hyperactively self-aware in a way that reminded me of Miranda July's writing. I enjoyed the story. Some of the scenes seemed unnecessary, though, and the stakes throughout didn't seem particularly high. I enjoyed spending time even so with a smart narrator and a smart author.


    24. Boring as hell. Vacuous 21 year olds and a one dimensional married couple in their 30's. Wanted to read this as I heard 4 publishers bid for it. Well all I can say is there must be a scarcity of quality out there. Quite disappointing and unsatisfying. Would have given up except I lived in hope of a seismic shift, no such luck.


    25. I loved everything about this book. Another young Irish author completely killing it. Not much happens in this book and it is very much its title and I couldn't get enough.


    26. If you strip out all the adjectives, such as “cool-headed, & darkly observant” (actually Frances is totally off the wall & coming unglued) and “difficult & unhappy father” (unreliable & drunken father) “intellectual certainties” (once fashionable bolshie pose) & “living from moment to moment” (directionless & detached), the blurb gives you a fair idea of what this book is about. This is a favourite & much repeated theme in first novels. A young woman w [...]


    27. 2* for Rooney's prose; definite potential here & I would be willing to read more work from her. CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS is a quiet read centering around two Dublin college students, Frances & Bobbi. Having once been in a relationship, they come across Nick & Melissa, a slightly older couple who seem to have it all. Frances ends up falling for Nick & begins an affair with him. (At this point, I'd probably recommend staying away from this one if cheating is a no-no on your list. [...]


    28. I received this book from the Early Reviewers program.This book felt like a "How to be an angst ridden hipster" starter pack. The characters, any of them, just pick one, lacked any quality that would make them even remotely like-able. The first 2/3 of the book saw a lot of changes, which could have amounted in turmoil and a great story, but instead none of the characters seemed the least bit phased at how horrid they were all being to one another. The last third of the book picked upightly? But [...]


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