!!> BOOKS ✯ Exciting Times ⚡ Author Naoise Dolan – Tactical-player.co.uk

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 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 Nothing 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 Edith Politically 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 Voice Exciting Times

About the Author: Naoise Dolan

Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin She studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University Exciting Times is her first novel, an excerpt from which was published in The Stinging Fly by Sally Rooney.

10 thoughts on “Exciting Times

  1. says:

    3 stars I felt I had hitherto woefully misdirected my energies in attempting to cultivate a personality If you didn t have one then that leftroom for everyone else s With so many professional reviewers hailing Exciting Times as one of the best debut novels of 2020, praising Naoise Dolan for her wit and her razor sharp social commentary, or describin

  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, Jul

  3. says:

    2.5 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 c

  4. says:

    Naoise Dolan has been trying to distinguish herself from Sally Rooney The problem is, Exciting Times is essentially a queer novel in the style of Rooney The prose is spare and frustrating and the book itself kind of makes me just want to shrug and say So I m starting to hate the term millennial fiction Because what this term actually represents is what gener

  5. 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 d

  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 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 t

  7. says:

    2.5, rounded down.I think my reaction to this debut novel is both a question of being the wrong audience it s not you, it s me , in other words , and also being the wrong book at the wrong time The first is because it s a book about and FOR millennials, and Ava, the narrator, being a 22 year old girl, and myself a male 3 times that, meant I had almost nothing in comm

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    Do you marvel at clever sentence structure when encountered in a book Do you take delight in words like gormless Do you re read witty comebacks to try and bake them into your mind should you ever need them If you, like me, answered yes to all three of those questions, then you re in for a treat Exciting Times is a clever and biting story following Ava, a young woman in

  9. says:

    3 Stars A thoroughly enjoyable book in the moment that quickly turns forgettable shortly after read Exciting Times follows 22 year old expat with a diamond encrusted vagina cause I don t know how such a mediocre woman seems to be getting the attention of all these successful and wealthy people So I m guessing its a diamond vagina This book is basically a compilation of a l

  10. says:

    This book is very clever and very busy being very clever making it tiring to read but being a millennial seems pretty exhausting so perhaps it s captured a lived experience The style is detached and detaching in an interesting way but if you like sinking teeth into a narrative this is not for you I like cool detached styling, I like complex unlikeable protagonists, I like dis

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