276°
Posted 20 hours ago

Normal People: One million copies sold

£4.995£9.99Clearance
ZTS2023's avatar
Shared by
ZTS2023
Joined in 2023
82
63

About this deal

This ‘what?’ question seems to him to contain so much: not just the forensic attentiveness to his silences that allows her to ask in the first place, but a desire for total communication, a sense that anything unsaid is an unwelcome interruption between them." Elif Batuman, author of my favourite "The Idiot" said: "I couldn't put "Normal People" down - I didn't think I could love it as much as "Conversations with Friends", but I did. Sally Rooney is a treasure. I can't wait to see what she does next." Lovely story, interesting characters. As I had already seen the series, I could easily relate to the book. Hand on heart, I preferred the TV series more, as they brought the characters to life and I found it easier to follow. In the book, the storyline fluctuated too often between current and past tense, which I found a little confusing. Lovely story, interesting characters. As I had already seen the series, I could easily relate to the book. Hand on heart, I preferred the TV series more, as they brought the characters to life and I found it easier to follow. In the book, the storyline fluctuated too often between current and past tense, which I found a little confusing. It works at two levels: as a love story and as a sharing of insights into the many moods and feelings between those who love each other. The latter particularly appealed to me, and I felt often enough like saying, ‘Yes, Sally, I’ve felt just that, and so has someone else from what I could guess, and it couldn’t have been captured better’ that I had to give it four stars. But a lot of this book was quite educational (if that's the right word) for me about the 'class' struggles, the sublimated impact of Modern Family lite, the unsaid rules, etiquette and expectations of teenage relationships, the pressures & manner of 'fitting-in', in another part of the world which despite the influence of Hollywood & English-language books over three decades still acted as a bit of an eye opener. Also the long rambling descriptions of making yourself a cup of tea and drinking sessions in colleges and wandering the supermarket aisles are probably what lets you peak into life in another world.

Normal People: One million copies sold a book by Sally Rooney.

I read the whole book on one sitting! The dialogue is simple and so easy to follow. You fall in love with both characters and their relationship.But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. Margot Robbie stars as the eponymous fashion doll in this live-action adventure directed by Greta... Rooney has given us a spellbinding twenty-first-century love story, and asserted herself as one of the major young writers in the English-speaking world., TLS Not for the first time Marianne thinks cruelty does not only hurt the victim, but the perpetrator also, and maybe more deeply and more permanently. You learn nothing very profound about yourself simply by being bullied; but by bullying someone else you learn something you can never forget."

Normal People by Sally Rooney | Paper Plus Normal People by Sally Rooney | Paper Plus

Best novel this year by a country mile is Normal People by Sally Rooney . . . Brilliant., Spectator Books of the Year Not being a feminist here, but I think it is equally insulting to any person if their partner is embarrassed about introducing them to his friends or even passing courtesies to them. But that was their world then. Their feelings were suppressed so carefully in everyday life, forced into smaller and smaller spaces, until seemingly minor events took on insane and frightening significance." Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. When Marriane confesses of her love to Connell, he is worried f what would happen to his reputation of others find out their relationship. Yet Marriane is very submissive and says that she would never tell a soul.

Customer reviews

This line above kind of sums up what this whole book is about. Sure stories are always about people but there has to be something plausible, connectable, interesting, less tedious? I enjoyed this book having first watched the television series which kept very true to the book. An interesting depth of the insecurities and misunderstandings of 2 young teenagers who start a relationship in schooldays through to their university years. A beautiful portrayal of a deep true love between Connell and Marianne. I enjoyed this book having first watched the television series which kept very true to the book. An interesting depth of the insecurities and misunderstandings of 2 young teenagers who start a relationship in schooldays through to their university years. A beautiful portrayal of a deep true love between Connell and Marianne. I am very fussy with literature but this book held me until the end. It wasn’t the best book I have ever read but the author certainly captures the essence of young love from the perspective of both characters. I am very fussy with literature but this book held me until the end. It wasn’t the best book I have ever read but the author certainly captures the essence of young love from the perspective of both characters. The best young novelist - indeed one of the best novelists - I've read in years. -- Olivia Laing, New Statesman

Normal People: One million copies sold by Sally Rooney

Marriane is a loner at school, not interested in interacting with others yet there is this one guy in school who she feels safe with, Connell. Connell, I felt turned out to be a very confusing character. He is not sure of his own place and he makes Marriane’s life a little odd too. What’s interesting about the book are the characters, Connell and Marriane. I am still kind of confused about how I really feel about them. Happy, joyful, pity, sad, not sure yet. Hive Store Ltd 2020. (hive.co.uk) is registered in England. Company number: 07300106. VAT number: 444950437.Sally Rooney is an incredible author. She has a really interesting, almost callous writing style, that makes all of her books feel both detached and overly emotional. They're almost written in the style of the voice in your head- obviously biased toward you, but talking as if it's fact because your own brain will always see your perspective as true. Similarly is the writing structured, like a consistent stream of thought. I can see how that isn't for everyone, but I found it really easy to follow and loved it so much I bought all of her other books too. (They're all great) Interesting novel and easy to read but quite difficult to follow in places as there are no speech marks so it's not always easy to follow whether it is description or a comment made by the characters. I also did not enjoy the unfinished and abrupt ending! Interesting novel and easy to read but quite difficult to follow in places as there are no speech marks so it's not always easy to follow whether it is description or a comment made by the characters. I also did not enjoy the unfinished and abrupt ending! How strange to feel herself so completely under the control of another person, but also how ordinary. No one can be independent of other people completely, so why not give up the attempt, she thought, go running in the other direction, depend on people for everything, allow them to depend on you, why not." Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't.

Normal People: One million copies sold : Rooney, Sally Normal People: One million copies sold : Rooney, Sally

I had watched the series and I felt the BBC did add more soul to this book and it definitely did a good job in making it a series. Throughout the book I kept thinking why, why is this not working for me? Why I'm becoming more and more annoyed? Why don't I care? Why?? Maybe because I am no longer a target audience of the book.Tender and devastating.' Guardian 'A book to cancel plans for.' Grazia 'A classic coming-of-age love story.' VogueConnell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. Digital Reads A Curse For True Love : the thrilling final book in the Once Upon a Broken Heart series Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. It has been read so some creasing but a clean copy from a smoke free home. The book you see is the book you will receive.

Asda Great Deal

Free UK shipping. 15 day free returns.
Community Updates
*So you can easily identify outgoing links on our site, we've marked them with an "*" symbol. Links on our site are monetised, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.
New Comment