Rachel's Holiday (2020)

Rachel s Holiday Deliciously dark and fantastically funny Rachel s Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about They said
  • Title: Rachel's Holiday
  • Author: Marian Keyes
  • ISBN: 9780241958438
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deliciously dark and fantastically funny, Rachel s Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about They said I was a drug addict But my occasional drug use was strictly recreational And, hey, surely drug addicts are skinny Rachel is living it up in New York City, spendinDeliciously dark and fantastically funny, Rachel s Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about They said I was a drug addict But my occasional drug use was strictly recreational And, hey, surely drug addicts are skinny Rachel is living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties before heading home in the early hours to her hot boyfriend Luke.Then her sensible older sister shows up and even though it seems like a bad joke, she finds herself in actual rehab.It s there that she s supposed to kick her non existent drug habit and to get over losing Luke Luke s a fox he s also strong and kind, but he has had than he can take of Rachel.None of this was part of her plan and saying goodbye to fun will be hard.But not as hard as losing the man that, too late, she believes might be the love of her life Gloriously funny Sunday Times A born storyteller Independent on Sunday The voice of a generation Daily Mirror
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    1. I picked this up thinking, Great a fun book about a girl named Rachel who goes on vacation Except not so much Turns out, her holiday view spoiler is to rehab because she has serious substance abuse problems But if you think this book sounds like a horrible downer, it s not hide spoiler Marian Keyes is terrifically funny and she makes Rachel a sympathetic character and narrator The first person point of view is expertly employed to hide certain things from the reader, revealing them only as Rache [...]

    2. I waffled between five and four stars for all of ten seconds before deciding on five, simply because of my sheer inability to be rational about this novel I fell in love with Rachel, and I have no idea why If I hadn t picked this up at a library sale when my impulse control was at it s lowest, I wouldn t have it at all There s literally nothing about this book, from the cover, to the genre, to the jacket copy to make me think I d enjoy it, or that it was my kind of book Because it really isn t.I [...]

    3. This book was as awesome as I expected, based on Krystal s high praise of it Watermelon was pretty good, but this was way better I m not sure if it s better than Lucy Sullivan though I haven t read the author s essays apecifically about her alcholism, but I can only assume that she drew on some of her own experience with addiction to write this It s fascinating to experience the transformation of Rachel with Rachel To learn things as she learns them, to see her experiences through her eyes In th [...]

    4. Whatever Mairan Keyes is selling.I m buying Rachel s Holiday was wonderful and touching It is a talent to take subjects that are so seriouse and bring laughter and humor to them What a quirky, fun sense of humor Marian must have This book delved into the world of addicts It was honest, insightful, and very human I felt a great attatchment to Rachel the heroin I would laugh with her, and then find myself crying over her heartache I think I understood her She had a lot of similar feelings and thou [...]

    5. From my book blog I really hate the term chick lit, don t you It is utterly dismissive and totally misleading Take a look at this book cover It looks like chick lit It was written by a woman IT MUST BE FLUFFY AND RIDICULOUS, RIGHT No No it is not This book is devastating I know she wasn t the first one, but I blame Sophie Kinsella and her godawful Shopaholic books with their stupid pink covers for starting the whole chick lit thing Have I mentioned that I really fucking hate those books I hate t [...]

    6. This book was not at all what I was expecting I thought it would be light, fluffy and trivial and what I got in reality was a horrible glimpse into the mirror of addiction and saw myself staring back.Rachel s Holiday follows 27 year old Rachel who lives in New York and parties like there s no tomorrow until there almost isn t one She s shipped off back to Ireland by her loopy family, where she finds herself in a drug treatment centre I found this to be an unexpectedly good read on many levels Fo [...]

    7. Marian Keys is the novelist that I turn to for my fluff novels Her books are fun, mindless, silly and sometimes shallow and I guiltily eat them all up This one was different It had the same qualities the other ones did, but this one, whether intentional or not, set itself apart from her other books.It has been years since I have actually read this book but it left an impression on me Maybe it s because I went into it with such low expectations as far as depth or content, I can t be certain What [...]

    8. This was not the light chick lit read that I was expecting, and as I started reading it, and getting and IRRITATED by this character s addiction and denial and self destructive behaviour.I thought that I HATED this book.However, I actually quite loved it First of all, I have no sympathy for addicts and I am not even shameful about that I was raised surrounded by addicts I find the behaviour selfish and irresponsible and just altogether frustrating I spent my childhood by myself, raising myself [...]

    9. I think Marian Keyes is probably the most underrated author in the chick lit section.My first book by her was Lucy Sullivan is getting married and it took me 2 attempts to finish it From there, enjoying Rachel s Holiday was easy It s by far my favourite Marian Keyes book If you ve never read anything by her, I suggest starting with this one If you don t like it, I would think chances are slim you will change your mind reading the rest of them.Rachel s Holiday is Marian Keyes at her best No other [...]

    10. Rachel s Holiday was one of the best books I ve read in a very long while It was one of those books that leads you to a place in a very humorous way, and then offers you the chance to review your own life in a way you might not have before Rachel has just accidently overdosed, ended up in the hospital, and been railroaded by her family, roommate, and boyfriend into treatment She can t believe that they think she has a problem, because, of course, she doesn t Watching her come to grips with what [...]

    11. This has been my favorite of all the Marian Keyes books I have read thus far It is truly amazing to see how all her characters go through the toughest times or sometimes find themselves in the funniest situations The best being when both emotions happen in the same scene The story line is once again done brilliantly, from start to finish Her books have become synonymous glued to the hands with butt on the seat gut wrenching, tear jerking because of the funny bits and riveting brilliance The stor [...]

    12. While MK writes in her usual hilarious manner, this novel touched on the very serious topic of drug alcohol addiction It was interesting and most definitely entertaining but I felt that she pigeonholed Rachel s character to an irritating degree The psychological analysis of Rachel s childhood was far too pat and I didn t believe that she could so readily accept her tenure as an addict I enjoyed this book mainly for MK s typical sharp wit and rollicking anecdotes but overall I believe that this n [...]

    13. Ya hab a tenido la oportunidad de leer a Marian Keyes con Claire se queda sola y, aunque fue ya hace un par de a os, nunca es tarde para reencontrarse con un autor En ese primer libro, Marian Keyes hablaba del abandono y la soledad, y en este se centra en las adicciones, especialmente en las drogas Aunque a veces peca de ser un poco redundante, y de ah que no le haya subido m s la puntuaci n, es un libro m s que decente Rachel Walsh tiene veintisiete a os, vive en Nueva York y su vida es un desa [...]

    14. Toch weer een fijn boek om te lezen, maakt me erg nieuwsgierig naar de andere delen Hoewel ik dit deel hier en daar toch wat aan de lange trage kant vind, is het toch zeker wel 4sterren waard Nu tijd voor de read a thon

    15. This book was recommended as a future book in my book club We were looking for a light read All the reviews showed this was about Rachel in rehab and did not sound light hearted at all There were also no English copies in the Z rich library You never thought that might be a problem to find a book and not want to buy it or share one copy between 10 women, did ya So, we decided on a different book The next week I spotted this at my favorite English book store and did not put it down for the next 4 [...]

    16. First I thought Rachel s Holiday was a shallow book, because Rachel was so shallow in the beginning of the book Just like an other Bridget Jones, just that she takes drugs on top of everything else That is, she was a woman who cared about nothing but men and her looks Well, but Marian Keyes certainly managed to get some depth in her book The book developed as Rachel developed In the beginning I thought just like Rachel that the putting of her in a rehab center was some kinda mistake I thought he [...]

    17. I just wanted to read romance.Romance You know, in that care free chick lit way, since I ve had dissatisfaction towards the ending of other books recently.Okay You probably don t trust me I ve been throwing 4 and 5 stars around like it s Christmas But I feel it s like Christmas, because I ve suddenly been opened to a whole new genre that s not UF or PNR, and suddenly, everything is new and fresh and wonderful.So did I get romance with Rachel s Holiday Not really not in the way I wanted In fact, [...]

    18. I have read this book so many times, marian writes about serious subjects and yet manages to inject humour into each serious situation and who better than the Walsh family, lots of Irish sisters each with their own traumas see other books and upsets supported by an amazing Irish mammy who cant cook and has her own amazing wit And a daddy who just wants a bit of peace but has no chance of getting it The walsh s are the type of family we all probably have or wish we had Rachaels story tackles drug [...]

    19. Rachel is living in New York and has no idea that her drug problem is completely out of control until she accidentally overdoses and finds herself back in Ireland in a rehab centre.Why is she here She only does a few recreational drugs, doesn t she This is the story of Rachel s journey to accept her drug addiction and start on the road to recovery.It is so interesting and written with the dark humour and excruciating honesty that Marian Keyes employs in all her novels this book got under my skin [...]

    20. first read February 2011re read December 2016I still love this book Rachel is not a person who is easy to like She s selfish, judgemental, and doesn t live in reality most of the time In spite of all that, I find her character and her story to be entertaining and funny Rachel s growth takes a while but it is worth it Now, let s talk about Luke and his time share pants I love this man I have for almost 6 years He s such a unique, loyal character Through most of the book I wanted to punch Rachel a [...]

    21. This is an interesting book I think it descripes addiction pretty well in a sense But on the other hand, I find it a bit shallow at times as the author seems to display every addict as some kind of a crazy stereotype who doesn t want to accept that he she is an addict All kinds of people are addicts and a lot of people also enter rehab, well aware of that they have a serious problem, that their lives are in ruins and are ready to change Not everybody is in there against their own will and doing [...]

    22. One of the many things that makes Marian Keyes stand out is that she is basically a humor writer and even a feel good writer I guess that is absolutely best when dealing with difficult subject matters The second Walsh family book deals with the middle sister Rachel s substance abuse problem not that she knew that she had one and the enforced holiday back home in Ireland to help her get her life in order after a hectic New York stint Funny, captivating and wonderful.

    23. Could have done with being about 200 pages shorter Second book I ve read about the Walsh sisters The other one was better Did feel like I d read this before but if I had then it didn t make much of an impression on me I was cheering Marian for not ending the book in the way you expected but it was short lived as this was before I d read Epilogue It does end like you expect it to Not the worst chick lit book in the world but there are much better ones out there.

    24. We think Marian Keyes writing is fantastic Rachel s Holiday is by no means just a chick lit book it offers so much An Irish ex pat is whisked back home to go to rehab Marian Keyes research into addiction and recovery was excellent We learned so much as does Rachel Humor and life lessons abound in this engrossing read.

    25. The book was long but I was ready to dive in and give it a shot After reading Keyes Last Chance Saloon I was hooked on her thorough and upbeat writing style even when confronting very tough subjects like life and death I wasn t at all prepared for the weaving of a perfect story, however In this book Rachel is a drug addicted mess of a person She s done wrong by every single person she knows including a best friend and boyfriend your heart literally breaks for Luke as you read how awful she was t [...]

    26. I ll start by saying I was not aware that this was part of a series It was a free eBook on my iPhone so I decided to give it a go That being said, it works perfectly fine as a standalone book so you do not need to worry about reading the other books What I have come to understand is that the series is about a dysfunctional family and each book tells the story of a different child, with no real suggestion towards the other books or at least, this one had no suggestion towards the other books.I wi [...]

    27. As I mention in my review of another Keyes work, I read the Sullivan books out of order, and, as a result, may have developed a slightly different sense of the characters This may have coloured my view of this book I had two main complaints about this novel First, to a great extent, the theme has been beaten to death since going into rehab became chic If Sandra Bullock has made a motion picture about something, it is not new Don t get me wrong, I love her, but edgy she is not Second, I had a har [...]

    28. This book is brilliant One of my top ten books of all time It s kind of unfair to call this chick lit really but that s how its categorised most of the time but its doing the book a disservice Rachels Holiday looks like a generic chick lit, light summer romance but its not Its actually a story of addiction and rehab A very funny, heartwarming story of addiction and rehab Keyes has a brilliant knack of taking serious situations and subjects and turning them into warm, witty reads that don t howev [...]

    29. This was my third book written by Marian Keyes This time the daughter of the Walsh family that it is all about is Rachel She lives in America and is a drug addict, just that she doesn t realizes it yet When one morning her flatmate doesn t get her awake and she ends up in hospital, stomach emptiedd her boyfriend, sister and flatmate telling her that she is going home, to Dublin in Ireland where she hasn t lived four eight years.I thought this would be the worse of the three because the beginning [...]

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