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Her meager salary could never allow Ignoring her feminist leanings and her better instincts Ava finds herself moving into Julian’s apartment letting him buy her clothes and eventually striking up a sexual relationship with him When Julian’s job takes him back to London she stays put unsure where their relationship standsEnter Edith A Hong Kong–born lawyer striking and ambitious Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway Ava wants to be her and wants her Ava has been carefully pretending that Julian is not Oh my goodness This book is incredibly fine Now I know what the phrase razor sharp wit really means On a sentence level the novel delivers one perfect zinger after another Dolan is particularly good at capturing the way men talk to women whom they mistakenly think are not as smart as they are The dialog is brilliant throughout You have to understand that this is the kind of story I have very high standards for because the plot is an evergreen plot young person at loose ends making her way in the world and deciding who to love And yet it s so original I dove right in and read from beginning to end and now I m giving thanks that such a book exists in the world light sweet sad true The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) relationship with him When Julian’s job takes him back to London she stays put unsure where their Homewrecker relationship standsEnter Edith A Hong Kong–born lawyer striking and ambitious Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway Ava wants to be her and wants her Ava has been carefully pretending that Julian is not Oh my goodness This book is incredibly fine Now I know what the phrase Make your own model forts & castles razor sharp wit Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury really means On a sentence level the novel delivers one perfect zinger after another Dolan is particularly good at capturing the way men talk to women whom they mistakenly think are not as smart as they are The dialog is brilliant throughout You have to understand that this is the kind of story I have very high standards for because the plot is an evergreen plot young person at loose ends making her way in the world and deciding who to love And yet it s so original I dove How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim right in and The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) read from beginning to end and now I m giving thanks that such a book exists in the world light sweet sad true

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An intimate bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyerAva moved to Hong Kong to find happiness but so far it isn’t working out Since she left Dublin she’s been spending her days teaching English to rich children she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth and her nights avoiding petulant roommates in her cramped apartmentWhen Ava befriends Julian a witty British banker he offers a shortcut into a lavish life 25 starsSo dreary definitely not exciting Exciting Times is told from Ava s perspective Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong where she teaches English The story focuses on Ava s inner tortured thoughts and feelings as she feels the pull between relationships with English expat banker Julian and local lawyer Edith Ava does all the wrong things She can t commit to the one she loves and she sticks to the one she knows treats her poorly It s well written but I have no patience right now for self absorbed self loathing I think I m also probably a bit too old to relate to these characters sensibilities It took me way too long to read this relatively short book because my attention was easily diverted by other things As I say it s well written so I may simply be the wrong audience or this might be the wrong time Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) rich children she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth and her nights avoiding petulant Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic roommates in her cramped apartmentWhen Ava befriends Julian a witty British banker he offers a shortcut into a lavish life 25 starsSo dreary definitely not exciting Exciting Times is told from Ava s perspective Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong where she teaches English The story focuses on Ava s inner tortured thoughts and feelings as she feels the pull between Earthfall (Homecoming, relationships with English expat banker Julian and local lawyer Edith Ava does all the wrong things She can t commit to the one she loves and she sticks to the one she knows treats her poorly It s well written but I have no patience A Daddy for Christmas right now for self absorbed self loathing I think I m also probably a bit too old to Banned in Britain relate to these characters sensibilities It took me way too long to Hour of the Beast read this Dictionary Of Dreams relatively short book because my attention was easily diverted by other things As I say it s well written so I may simply be the wrong audience or this might be the wrong time Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to The Love of a Latino read an advance copy

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Hing than an absentee roommate so when Julian announces that he’s returning to Hong Kong she faces a fork in the road Should she return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with EdithPolitically alert heartbreakingly raw and dryly funny Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love In stylish uncluttered prose Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life and announces herself as a singular new voic Exciting Times is the most Sally Rooney book to have not been penned by Sally Rooney In a way that statement is overly reductive of Naoise Dolan s fresh and distinctive voice but still the fact remains if you don t find Sally Rooney to be much to write home about steer clear of this debut about Irish socialist millennials overanalyzing their messy and self destructive relationships But if you re like me and that s sounds like a recipe for perfection you ll probably love this Shown through the eyes of an Irish expat living in Hong Kong Exciting Times essentially focuses on a love triangle between narrator Ava and two individuals who in many ways are polar opposites the rich tactless English banker Julian and the elegant clever Hong Kong native Edith Each is distinctly compelling though the love triangle itself isn t what moves the narrative so much as Ava navigating her own boundaries and ethics and evolving perspective on relationships Irish identity is another theme that takes center stage Ava is an English teacher and finds herself tempering her natural speech patterns so that she teaches correct English to her students It s a thoughtful clever meditative book from a number of anglesDolan s prose is this novel s shining jewel she has such a compact witty dry voice it won t be for everyone and I can see where others might find that it grows wearisome as the novel chugs along but I found it consistently charming Anything strange said Mam on the phone She really said it antin strange but if Brits spelled Glosster as Gloucester then I supposed Mam deserved similar leeway Exciting Times is definitely this year s Normal People while also being very much its own thing and I recommend it very highly Thank you to Netgalley and Ecco for the advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review Other Days, Other Eyes roommate so when Julian announces that he’s Deception Island returning to Hong Kong she faces a fork in the The Family road Should she The First Partition of Poland return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with EdithPolitically alert heartbreakingly The Hero of Varay raw and dryly funny Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love In stylish uncluttered prose Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life and announces herself as a singular new voic Exciting Times is the most Sally Rooney book to have not been penned by Sally Rooney In a way that statement is overly Palestrina and Other Plays reductive of Naoise Dolan s fresh and distinctive voice but still the fact Blackmailed By Daddy remains if you don t find Sally Rooney to be much to write home about steer clear of this debut about Irish socialist millennials overanalyzing their messy and self destructive उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] relationships But if you Cock Tales re like me and that s sounds like a Son of the Hero recipe for perfection you ll probably love this Shown through the eyes of an Irish expat living in Hong Kong Exciting Times essentially focuses on a love triangle between narrator Ava and two individuals who in many ways are polar opposites the The Alien Jigsaw rich tactless English banker Julian and the elegant clever Hong Kong native Edith Each is distinctly compelling though the love triangle itself isn t what moves the narrative so much as Ava navigating her own boundaries and ethics and evolving perspective on Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning relationships Irish identity is another theme that takes center stage Ava is an English teacher and finds herself tempering her natural speech patterns so that she teaches correct English to her students It s a thoughtful clever meditative book from a number of anglesDolan s prose is this novel s shining jewel she has such a compact witty dry voice it won t be for everyone and I can see where others might find that it grows wearisome as the novel chugs along but I found it consistently charming Anything strange said Mam on the phone She The Illusion of Gods Presence really said it antin strange but if Brits spelled Glosster as Gloucester then I supposed Mam deserved similar leeway Exciting Times is definitely this year s Normal People while also being very much its own thing and I Folk Tales From The Soviet Union recommend it very highly Thank you to Netgalley and Ecco for the advanced copy provided in exchange 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10 thoughts on “Exciting Times

  1. says:

    2 ½ stars rounded up to 3“I felt I had hitherto woefully misdirected my energies in attempting to cultivate a personality If you didn’t have one then that left room for everyone else’s”With so many professional r

  2. says:

    I can see why Sally Rooney is endorsing this Debut novelist Naoise Dolan tells the story of 22 year old Ava who just moved from Ireland to Hongkong trying to figure out what to do with her life She holds a poorly paid job as an English teacher and befriends Julian a rich English banker six years her senior Lonely and broke Ava moves in with him Julian pays for pretty much everything and they start having sex B

  3. says:

    25 starsSo dreary definitely not exciting Exciting Times is told from Ava’s perspective Ava is an Irish expat living in Hong Kong where she

  4. says:

    This novel is a tedious account of one girl’s romantic flings during a year of living and working in Hong Kong Heavily influenced by Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ in terms of the tiresome indecisiveness about committing to a relationship it’s as if ‘Exciting Times’ is just ‘Normal People’ set in China with some extra LGBT content packed in Told from a first person narrative of the main character Ava

  5. says:

    Naoise Dolan has been trying to distinguish herself from Sally Rooney The problem is 'Exciting Times' is essentially a ueer novel in the style of Rooney The prose is spare and frustrating and the book itself kind of makes m

  6. says:

    Oh my goodness This book is incredibly fine Now I know what the phrase ‘razor sharp wit’ really means On a sentence level the novel delivers one perfect zinger after another Dolan is particularly good at capturing the way men t

  7. says:

    Exciting Times is the most Sally Rooney book to have not been penned by Sally Rooney  In a way that statement is overly reductive of Naoise Dolan's fresh and distinctive voice but still the fact remains if you don't find Sally Rooney to be much to write home about steer clear of this debut about Irish socialist millennials overanalyzing their messy and self destructive relationships  But if you're like me and that's sounds li

  8. says:

    If you think this book is going to be like Normal People it isn't 25 stars Having seen the comparison floating around I was excited to give this book a shot I also knew that the main character was bisexual so that was anothe

  9. says:

    25 rounded downI think my reaction to this debut novel is both a uestion of being the wrong audience 'it's not you it's me'

  10. says:

    The I think about this novel the it suffers in my estimations Sigh Here goes apologies if this review gets a bit rantyExcit

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