Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes – Book Review

Big time magazine editor Lisa is ultra successful in her career, expecting a promotion to New York from London when she finds herself in Berlin. Here she encounters Ashling her PA who is a little too organised and helpful. Ashling is trying to sort her own life out, being helped and hindered by her friends, her new boss and herself.

I kept finding that I had problems with this book and it was only when I checked the date that I realised why. It was written in 2001 and boy things have changed. Yes, there is still a lot which is the same, but in the age of #metoo and so much more, just so much does not work anymore. Stuff which was always creepy is now mega-creepy, and reading about the amount of self-loathing of these women… it’s quite simply hard to read. Having said that, I really liked her style and I think perhaps I should read some more recent Keyes and see if she’s moved with the times.

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