The Brightest Star in the Sky



The Brightest Star in the Sky Welcome To 66 Star Street In The Top Floor Flat Lives Music Exec Katie She Spends Her Days Fighting Off Has Been Rock Stars And Wondering How Much Cheesecake You D Need To Eat Yourself To Death Below Her, A Pair Of Muscular Poles Share With A Streetwise Cabbie Named Lydia, Who Has A Sharp Tongue, An Even Sharper Brain But Some Unexpected Soft Spots On The First Floor Is Fionn A Gardener Who Prefers The Company Of Parsnips To People But He Looks Like A Fairy Tale Prince And When He S Offered His Own Television Show, He S Suddenly Thrust Into The Limelight And At The Bottom Of The House Live Matt And Maeve, Who Are Very Much In Love And Who Stave Off Despair By Doing Random Acts Of Kindness But A Mysterious Visitor Has Just Landed At 66 Star Street, Bringing Love, Friendship And Heartbreak, And A New Found Optimism Old Secrets Are Working Their Way To The Surface And All Their Lives Are About To Change In The Most Unexpected Of Ways.

10 thoughts on “The Brightest Star in the Sky

  1. says:

    The residents of 66 Star Street in Dublin are all being watched but by what Maeve and Matt seem happy enough to anybody looking in, but behind the facade is a truth that neither of them wants to be made public Katie and Conall have a love hate relationship, but how will the arrival of TV gardener Fionn affect their relationship Lydia lives with Polish men Andrei and Jan, but can t stand either of them not to mention the problems Lydia is having with her own mother as well And Jemima lives w The residents of 66 Star Street in Dublin are all being watched but by what Maeve and Matt seem happy enough to anybody looking in, but behind the facade is a truth that neither of them wants to be made public Katie and Conall have a love hate relationship, but how will the arrival of TV gardener Fionn affect their relationship Lydia lives with Polish men Andrei and Jan, but can t stand either of them not to mention the problems Lydia is having with her own mother as well And Jemima lives with her lovely dog Gurudge, but is sure she feels the presence of something hanging around the house of 66 Star Street Just what, or who, is watching these people And will the secrets that bind them ever come out Marian Keyes is one of the most successful chick lit authors of all time, yet strangely I have only read 2 of her books I loved Watermelon...

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    Before I start, I should say that I adore Marian Keyes I ve read all of her books I ve laughed, I ve cried, and I ve loved almost every word I could probably go as far to say that I worship the ground she walks on.So it pains me to say that I struggled with this book.The story focuses around a small block of flats in Dublin, and a mysterious character that is watching over all of its residents This supernatural visitor, who acts as a narrator, is able to see into the memories of everyone in Before I start, I should say that I adore Marian Keyes I ve read all of her books I ve laughed, I ve cried, and I ve loved almost every word I could probably go as far to say that I worship the ground she walks on.So it pains me to say that I struggled with this book.The story focuses around a small block of flats in Dublin, and a mysterious character that is watching over all of its residents This supernatural visitor, who acts as a narrator, is able to see into the memories of everyone in the building and through this, we gradually learn about each of the people living at 66 Star Street.Unfortunately, I m not a fan of fantasy stories Magic and mystery just don t appeal to me as much as realism The narrator whose identity is not revealed until the c...

  3. says:

    Why did I read this book I was waiting in the library and it looked interesting Am I regretting it No, I m not Not really.The thing is, if this book had held on to the atmosphere and narration from the beginning, it would have gotten 4 stars I would have thoroughly enjoyed it Instead it suddenly turns from oh, warm, cozy book about love and loss and finding yourself in a world of turmoil to PAIN AND ANGER view spoiler AND HERE HAVE THIS DETAILED RAPE SCENE AND A SUICIDE ATTEMPT hide Why did I read this book I was waiting in the library and it looked interesting Am I regretting it No, I m not Not really.The thing is, if this book had held on to the atmosphere and narration from the beginning, it would have gotten 4 stars I would have thoroughly enjoyed it Instead it suddenly turns from oh, warm, cozy book about love and loss and finding yourself in a world of turmoil to PAIN AND ANGER view spoiler AND HERE HAVE THIS DETAILED RAPE SCENE AND A SUICIDE ATTEMPT...

  4. says:

    If the first few reviews you saw was the I usually love Marian Keys, but I m rewarding this one star kind, I m happy to tell you those unfortunates read this book all wrong Quite the contrary, it has all the traits and character and characters that makes me adore Ms Keyes books unreservedly.Yes, there is a very odd, seemingly omnipresent but certainly not omniscient na...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Ahh, another gem from Marian Keyes I didn t even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift, so exciting I didn t like her last one This Charming Man so much but this one was back up to her usual top standard I spent a lovely day in bed racing through it and enjoying every minute I love the way she writes, I always find her characters so endearingly excitable and quirky possibly because M.K herself is like that Anyway I certainly am it s nice to know I am n Ahh, another gem from Marian Keyes I didn t even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift, so exciting I didn t like her last one This Charming Man so much but this one was back up to her usual top standard I spent a lovely day in bed racing through it and enjoying every minute I love the way she writes, I always find her characters so endearingly excitable and quirky possibly because M.K herself is like that Anyway I certainly am it s nice to know I am not alone in being easily excited by random things I loved Katie s enthusiasm for chemists they re such a force for good and Lydia s fascination with Polish towns ending in sk they sounded like swear words, only far...

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    I found the characters well rounded and despite their diverse personalities they were for the most part likeable with one very large exception.Although the story jumps about a fair amount, it is still quite easy to follow once you adapt to the style From a negative point of view, I did not enjoy the story, and found the book quite a distressing read Contains Spoilers view spoiler Sex, suicide, rape and death are major themes of this novel and I really did struggle to continue at poin I found the characters well rounded and despite their diverse personalities they were for the most part likeable with one very large exception.Although the story jumps about a fair amount, it is still quite easy to follow once you adapt to the style From a negative point of view, I did not enjoy the story, and found the book quite a distressing read Contains Spoilers view spoiler Sex, suicide, rape and death are major themes of this novel and I really did stru...

  7. says:

    It pains me to give this one star and I d prefer to give it 1.5 but I justcan t as I love Marian Keyes, but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on, but I m not sure whether that was due to it being obvious, ora recognition of subtle signs, so maybe not everyone would work it out so quickly While I understand that having any warning as to what had happened would essentially take away any suspense in the story, if I had It pains me to give this one star and I d prefer to give it 1.5 but I justcan t as I love Marian Keyes, but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on, but I m not sure whether that was due to it being obvious, ora recognition of subtle signs, so maybe not everyone would work it out so quickly Whi...

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    Just finished reading the book fifteen minutes ago, and am slightly scarred by the ending Very graphic and dramatic and the just desserts for David seemed unbelievable However, the writing was good and it was an enjoyable read, if you re in the mood for something heavy Let me clarify that this is not in any way a beach read, particularly the final 50 or so pages Many characters Rosie in particular I really wanted to slap She s like an annoying neighbour that pops over unannounced and st Just finished reading the book fifteen minutes ago, ...

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    I ve been a massive Marian Keyes fan since way back in 1995 when I read Watermelon , and I ve read every one of her book since then, some have been better than others, especially those that feature the Walsh family, but I ve enjoyed all of them.Marian Keyes books always contain hilarious one liners, wittily drawn characters that are warm and that the reader cares about whilst usually dealing with quite serious and often serious issues.To me, this almost feels like s lagging off one of my best I ve been a massive Marian Keyes fan since way back in 1995 when I read Watermelon , and I ve read every one of her book since then, some have been better than others, especially those that feature the Walsh family, but I ve enjoyed all of them.Marian Keyes books always contain hilarious one liners, wittily drawn characters that are warm and that the reader cares about whilst usually dealing with quite serious and often serious issues.To me, this almost feels like s lagging off one of my best mates, but The Brightest Star in the Sky really has been a big let down Whils...

  10. says:

    A real disappointment It is over 600 pages and I got 150 pages in before I threw the towel in The story centres around a block of flats in Dublin and its various inhabitants and it switches from character to character with lots of flashbacks so that you get to know them all, but it does get a little confusing trying to get each one straight in your mind There is some mysterious ghostly type o...

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