The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
May 6, 2010 Leave a comment
A fun chick-lit, quite unpredictable! 66 Star Street in Dublin is divided into four apartments on four floors. At the beginning of the story, the inhabitants don’t know each other, but at the end of it, they all do.
The story is told by a sort of ghost, that can look into the lives and hearts of people. This did not make the story less believable, as the ghost only observed, but not interfered, with the lives of the people at 66 Star street. The chapters count down, from Day 60 towards Day 1. For a very long time, it’s unclear what that’s about.
Because there were quite a few characters in the story, I did not get attached to any of them. But their lives were interesting enough for me to want to keep reading. The easy writing style helps too, of course.
I would especially recommend this book when you have a good amount of time for reading, as the book is not short. Because of all the characters and their story lines it’s not a book to read, then leave for a few days, then read further, I think. You’ll loose track of what’s happening.