Book Review: Sushi for Beginners

I have the vague sensation I have read Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes before. Perhaps while I was pregnant and on bed rest. I consumed A LOT of books and don’t remember most of them due to hormones, yeah, hormones.

I enjoyed this book in the way that you know vaguely what’s coming because you’ve read it before but don’t precisely remember the details. On top of which, I have a much different perspective on life than I did all those years ago.

So onto the book. Sushi is set in Ireland. There’s a fun slight culture change. Everyone smokes in the book. Even those who have quit still smoke. LOL. I don’t know if that’s the culture or the time the book was written (2000 published) but it made me long for the days when I still smoked ridiculously expensive French cigarettes with abandon. There really is something to be said for a book, cigarette, and coffee.

The main character is forced out of her comfortably life and into one where she confronts not only her own fears but a lot of truths about who she is and how the world works. She finds her own footing. Yes, that is a popular theme with me. I suppose some things don’t change.

I had a really hard time finding any connection with one of the secondary mains. She is married, her children go to school daily, and she has a house cleaner but still complains about how rough her life is. Yeah, sorry, not buying that one.

℘℘℘℘ – Four pages. Breezed through in 2 days. Probably did the first time I read it as well. Makes me wonder if I finished reading all Keyes books or no the first time round. It’s a good chick lit book. Amusing, I laughed out loud several times. Mostly light read, although reality rears it’s ugly head more than once. But I like that in a book.

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