Rachel's Holiday

by Marian Keyes | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0140271791 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shahrun of Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on 8/20/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Shahrun from Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, August 20, 2016
Got this book today from a local charity shop on special 4 for £1. I've already read it, but picked it up with some one in mind.

My review from 14th - 17th November 2011 reading:
"I found this a very interesting look at people suffering from addictions. I enjoyed discovering new things about Rachel, whilst she was also learning them, as the book progressed. I also really loved thie 'Irishness' of the book (the language used and manerisms etc)."

Journal Entry 2 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, November 25, 2016
An intimate & laugh out loud funny journey with Rachel who takes an enforced holiday from life to try and cure her of her addictions. We join her just as she overdoses in New York. Her family are forced to intervene and decide to send her to The Cloisters Clinic (back home in Ireland) to make her recover. What made this so interesting in my opinion, is that the narrative is all from her point of view. Together Rachel & the reader only realise where it all went wrong, as she analyses her own memories and is also brutally confronted by her loved ones in rehab. It felt fairly realistic as to what the recovery process could involve to me. I appreciated the ending.. until I turned the page and read the saccharine epilogue! I felt that was out of character with the rest of the plot and perhaps the author was told it had to end on a sappy note?

This is the second time I have read this book and I can honestly say that I still enjoyed it second time around. It was very entertaining. I just love the Irish expressions that liberally pepper the dialogue. The best one has to be 'ride'!

Journal Entry 3 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (12/6/2016 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom


Finally found this book a new reader in France! Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by wingHarobed82wing at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Thanks a lot for the book!
I just realized I've already read it a few years ago but... in spanish!
So I'll read it in english now, see if I understand the same or a different story! lol

Journal Entry 5 by wingHarobed82wing at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, February 17, 2017
So I re-read this book that I had read in spanish a few years ago. Luckily I didn't remember everything, so it was a pleasant reading.
I find it great that the author achieved to write about a grave subject (drug addiction) and make us laugh at the same time.

Journal Entry 6 by wingHarobed82wing at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (2/18/2017 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France


This book is travelling to another european bookcrosser, who had it on her wish list.
Enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingLindasauruswing at Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Saturday, February 25, 2017
The book arrived in Vienna yesterday! Thanks a lot for sending it to me - already the 3rd country, great! I look forward to reading it, since I like Marian Keyes' books a lot.

12. January 2018:
I finally read this book now for two challenges: the Bergabbau-Challenge for the month January 2018 and efells Lesechallenge 2018 .
I really liked the style of the book and the story. At some point I thought it was a little bit too long (with having more than 600 pages). But I could really feel with Rachel and everything she went through. After finishing the book I was feeling really relieved - like I myself was just "cured" from an addiction - that's how much I felt with Rachel. I liked most of the characters (except Rachel's family - who were horrible!!) and I too liked the Irishness of the book, as I have lived in Ireland for 6 months myself.
It really was a great read and I found myself laughing out loud several times.

As soon as I'm in Germany again, I will post the book on to a fellow bookcrosser in Germany (to avoid the horribly high postal prices in Austria).

Journal Entry 8 by wingLindasauruswing at Stuttgart, Germany -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 02, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/2/2018 UTC) at Stuttgart, Germany -- Controlled Releases


The Book travels on to Germany now!

Journal Entry 9 by wingJanni52wing at Teterow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on Monday, March 05, 2018
Thanks a lot for this book!

This book is for my niece.

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