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review Exciting Times 103 An intimate bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyerAva moved to Hong Kong to find happiness but so far it isn’t working out Since she left Dublin she’s been spending her days teaching English to rich children she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth and her nights avoiding petulant roommates in her cramped apartmentWhen Ava befriends Julian a witty British banker he offers a shortcut into a lavish life. 25 starsSo dreary definitely not exciting Exciting Times is told from Ava s perspective Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong where she teaches English The story focuses on Ava s inner tortured thoughts and feelings as she feels the pull between relationships with English expat banker Julian and local lawyer Edith Ava does all the wrong things She can t commit to the one she loves and she sticks to the one she knows treats her poorly It s well written but I have no patience right now for self absorbed self loathing I think I m also probably a bit too old to relate to these characters sensibilities It took me way too long to read this relatively short book because my attention was easily diverted by other things As I say it s well written so I may simply be the wrong audience or this might be the wrong time Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy Tremors of Fury The Days of Ash and Fury #2 rich children she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth and her nights avoiding petulant How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay Inadvertently or So They Both Claimed roommates in her cramped apartmentWhen Ava befriends Julian a witty British banker he offers a shortcut into a lavish life. 25 starsSo dreary definitely not exciting Exciting Times is told from Ava s perspective Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong where she teaches English The story focuses on Ava s inner tortured thoughts and feelings as she feels the pull between The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) relationships with English expat banker Julian and local lawyer Edith Ava does all the wrong things She can t commit to the one she loves and she sticks to the one she knows treats her poorly It s well written but I have no patience Illustrated Workbook for Self Therapy for Your Inner Critic right now for self absorbed self loathing I think I m also probably a bit too old to Earthfall relate to these characters sensibilities It took me way too long to A daddy for Christmas read this Banned in Britain relatively short book because my attention was easily diverted by other things As I say it s well written so I may simply be the wrong audience or this might be the wrong time Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to Hour of the Beast read an advance copy

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review Exciting Times 103 Hing than an absentee roommate so when Julian announces that he’s returning to Hong Kong she faces a fork in the road Should she return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with EdithPolitically alert heartbreakingly raw and dryly funny Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love In stylish uncluttered prose Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life and announces herself as a singular new voic. Exciting Times is the most Sally Rooney book to have not been penned by Sally Rooney In a way that statement is overly reductive of Naoise Dolan s fresh and distinctive voice but still the fact remains if you don t find Sally Rooney to be much to write home about steer clear of this debut about Irish socialist millennials overanalyzing their messy and self destructive relationships But if you re like me and that s sounds like a recipe for perfection you ll probably love this Shown through the eyes of an Irish expat living in Hong Kong Exciting Times essentially focuses on a love triangle between narrator Ava and two individuals who in many ways are polar opposites the rich tactless English banker Julian and the elegant clever Hong Kong native Edith Each is distinctly compelling though the love triangle itself isn t what moves the narrative so much as Ava navigating her own boundaries and ethics and evolving perspective on relationships Irish identity is another theme that takes center stage Ava is an English teacher and finds herself tempering her natural speech patterns so that she teaches correct English to her students It s a thoughtful clever meditative book from a number of anglesDolan s prose is this novel s shining jewel she has such a compact witty dry voice it won t be for everyone and I can see where others might find that it grows wearisome as the novel chugs along but I found it consistently charming Anything strange said Mam on the phone She really said it antin strange but if Brits spelled Glosster as Gloucester then I supposed Mam deserved similar leeway Exciting Times is definitely this year s Normal People while also being very much its own thing and I recommend it very highly Thank you to Netgalley and Ecco for the advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review Dictionary Of Dreams roommate so when Julian announces that he’s The Love of a Latino returning to Hong Kong she faces a fork in the Other Days Other Eyes road Should she Deception Island return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with EdithPolitically alert heartbreakingly The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power raw and dryly funny Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love In stylish uncluttered prose Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life and announces herself as a singular new voic. 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review Exciting Times 103 Her meager salary could never allow Ignoring her feminist leanings and her better instincts Ava finds herself moving into Julian’s apartment letting him buy her clothes and eventually striking up a sexual relationship with him When Julian’s job takes him back to London she stays put unsure where their relationship standsEnter Edith A Hong Kong–born lawyer striking and ambitious Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway Ava wants to be her and wants her Ava has been carefully pretending that Julian is not. This novel is a tedious account of one girl s romantic flings during a year of living and working in Hong Kong Heavily influenced by Sally Rooney s Normal People in terms of the tiresome indecisiveness about committing to a relationship it s as if Exciting Times is just Normal People set in China with some extra LGBT content packed in Told from a first person narrative of the main character Ava who is very vague in terms of personality and who constantly interrupts her own train of thought to make mundane observations of her surroundings Ava s narration really fails to create a vivid setting of China it s as if the entire story takes place in front of a blank backdrop There is very little writing dedicated to Chinese culture and traditions In addition the narration fails to give any real insight into twenty first century life and dating despite Ava s micro analysis on the topics Not only are the main characters very one dimensional but the supporting characters are too It appears that a college course and an occupation are substitutes for a personality What s worse is that these insignificant characters just keep appearing friends colleagues friends of friends friends of colleagues etc and fulfill very little purpose These poorly written individuals spend most of their spare time drinking dining and having self important debates on social and political issues the latter of which I think they believe is in some way a virtue The love triangle that develops between Ava Julian and Edith is dull and unconvincing and is mostly characterised by Ava s uncertainty towards Julian and her romantic clich s with Edith The plot is virtually non existent comprising mostly of Ava s inability to read her own emotions towards Julian and confessing to herself her love for Edith However Ava still manages to be deeply unsure whether to choose between Julian or Edith Normal People appears to be setting a trend for vapid soap drama tales that have a window dressing of the Irish millennial lifestyle in order to indulge to young Irish non readers Exciting Times is anything but exciting

  • Hardcover
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  • Exciting Times
  • Naoise Dolan
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  • 06 June 2019
  • 9780062968746