Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians



I keep trying Eimear McBride, and I keep being a little disappointed. I want to love her as much as everyone else does. 

The books premise was extremely challenging for me. It felt forced, awkward, and completely irrational. I wasn't excited about the plot to begin with so that might have been the original issue. The plot of this book is basically about a drama student that dreams of being a great actor. It was sort of not exciting for me. The main character goes to London iorder to study acting. Of course there is drama that the main character gets into. 

The main issue of this book was the choppy structure of this book. I really don't like short awkward sentences. It made it a headache to read.  lso many parts of this book are just monologues. I just thought that was boring. I didn't enjoy being forced to listen to long boring descriptives of peoples past. I think if they were shown a little more it would have been more enjoyable. The writing approach just is choppy and also overly drawn out. 

Also the book was more descriptively sexual than I was expecting. This book is completely filled with sexual and physical relationships. Both consensual and non consensual. I thought that many of the descriptions were almost pornographic. I wouldn't have ever picked this book if I had know this. 

The only part of this book that I actually enjoyed  was the cover and the name. At least it will look good on my self. 

I received this book from Blogging for books for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions are my own. 


Goodreads Description: 


The captivating new novel from Eimear McBride, critically acclaimed and Baileys Women’s Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Upon her arrival in London, an 18-year-old Irish girl begins anew as a drama student, with all the hopes of any young actress searching for the fame she’s always dreamed of. She struggles to fit in—she’s young and unexotic, a naive new girl—but soon she forges friendships and finds a place for herself in the big city.

Then she meets an attractive older man. He’s an established actor, 20 years older, and the inevitable clamorous relationship that ensues is one that will change her forever.

A redemptive, captivating story of passion and innocence set across the bedsits of mid-1990s London, McBride holds new love under her fierce gaze, giving us all a chance to remember what it’s like to fall hard for another.

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