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Good company it s neutralized to some extent however by the outward the kinesthetic tension between both couplesthough development is not eually distributed between Painted Desert florajulian and margotdavid there s a good amount to go around the women of the novel receive the bulk of this development and are by conseuence the most sympathetic characterslora and margot Appetite feelleshed out lawed real and raw julian and david sort of ade into oblivion as a result and didn t much interest me good company s greatest strengths and most pointed triumphs are its women even little ruby Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying flora and julian s daughter as she blooms into a bright eyed adult the mother daughter relationship is heartwarmingly excellent jealousy love and misunderstanding betweenlora margot and ruby make THE JOURNEY A REWARDING ONEBUT THERE journey a rewarding onebut there also of course certain issues the developmental deficiency between the women and the men in the novel make it Pure Grit fundamentallylawed we re supposed to root Apple-Picking Day! for these people to wantorgiveness and transformation or them to see them as a tight knit amily of Ajax is All About Attack five but julianor example remains unsympathetic throughout good company America the Philosophical for the vast majority of the narrative his mistakes are unloaded his treatment oflora is uestionable at best terrible at worst and by the time revelations about this treatment have been made that The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North flora has existedor most of their relationship not as her own person but as a orced extension of him there s no time or him not as her own person but as a The Northman's Bride forced extension of him there s no timeor him atone to really change instead we re left with the knowledge that he s made grave mistakes and has had to do little to nothing to right them or himself we have to buy that most of his evolution has already happened offscreen over the last several years where readers can t see or track it the result is asymmetrical lora eels Cherry Bomb full bodied tender and tear jerking while her husband is a shadow of her someone i didn t want to win or even see earnlora s Leading the Way forgivenessthe same can be saidor davidmargot to a lesser degree david has so little stake in the novel that he s almost totally useless margot and him share unresolved issues that briefly licker into view but neither of their hands are ever orced because of this the narrative ends without a resolution or even conversations about The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace finding one his character left me bewildered and seemed to exist to provide angst without any of the pay off i almost wish we d had time with him and margot toind the redeeming ualities in their marriage there s a lot to like about good company mainly the way sweeney sketches out the women of her world and allows them to take When Red Cried Wolf flight or nurse their injured wings the novel is tender in places and bitingly bittersweet in others my biggest issue was the amount of sadness that went to waste and howorgiving the narrative was to julian without reason overall i would call this a 35 "STAR READ WORTH THE JOURNEY FOR "read worth the journey or detail driven introspection and its women Thank you to NetGalley or an ARC of Good Company I wasn t a The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fan of the author sirst book but was interested to see if she would prove me wrong Overall the writing was good but I wasn t interested in the story or the characters This wasn t a domestic drama so much as character studies of the most important people in our lives and what makes a Song of the Forest family our spouse and children our BFFs and the people that make up our social circleIt s also about a woman named Flora who discovers the most cliche secrets of all time her husband had been unfaithfulBut what does this meanor Flora Has she given up her hopes and dreams or her husband Julian or nothingHas she sold out Is this the end of her marriageOr a second chanceThis wasn t A Constellation of Vital Phenomena for me but readers interested in theater exposition on the main and supporting characters and a narrative based on introspection and soul searching will enjoy thi. A chance to breathe easier and a reunion with Margot now a bonaide television star But has their new life been built on lies What happened that summer all those years ago And what happens nowWith Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness humor and insight Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us?. Building is very strong especially since both books ocus on NYC or a big piece of the timeline But if you want a closed door type ending this isn t the right one Vague notions of next steps will be your Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights final moment and that can be in itself an analytical way to leave a reader One of my GRriends made an astute comment earlier this week She opined that the proof of a great author is not their Still Life with Chickens first book but their second or third So Good Company was my chance to put that idea to the test I loved The Nest Sweeney s debut book The story here covers the Fletcheramily the parents Flora and Julian both actors and their daughter Ruby along with their close Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea friends Margot and David The story wanders all over the place Flashbacks to when the adults were young present day in LA after they have achieved various degrees of success The supposedlashpoint of the story is Flora s discovery of Julian s original wedding ring hidden in a Paradox Bound file cabinet a ring supposedly lost in a pond years earlier The story covers a variety of topics marriage parenthood the acting liferiendship success Adultery It S Life In It s life in it s messiness Unfortunately what it s not is riveting It s sweet the characters are realistic but it s just ok I just couldn t get engaged in their lives Marin Ireland the narrator did a decent job She tried to impart emotion into the telling of the story but she wasn t given a lot to work with My thanks to netgalley and Harper Audio or an advance copy of this book ARC provided by publisher in exchange or an honest review good company by cynthia d aprix sweeney takes a lazy maze like amble through two marriages STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare flora and julian s and margot and david s spanning the easy beginnings passions as theyizzle out into ambivalence and uestions of whether something ruined can be rekindled anew the discovery of a wedding ring thought to be lost sends lora and all the relationships around her into tumult and so begins a journey through time though this journey is by no means chronological or perspective limited often than not i ind head switching and leaps through time unnecessarily convoluted in this case i elt like sweeney created something that wasn t at any point incoherent or confused the narrative is sure ooted it never seems to stumble some perspective shifts were abrupt than others yes and perhaps a little needless sure Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All footed it never seems to stumble some perspective shifts were abrupt than others yes and perhaps a little needless but i wasn t ever really mad at them asor the non chronological shifts through time i thought this choice lended the novel something almost marvelous in terms of the marvelous real and was a very well executed way of endowing or revoking retroactive realizations as the narrative saw What a Lass Wants fit it made certain revelations land like gut wrenching blows and otherslutter into stillness like moths in spite of the time leaps the novel is languid than it is brisk this is likely because the narrative is character driven something i love in a book when it comes with readable prose and an interesting premise all of which good company checked off lora and margot s early relationship is built around acting in new york city which means in addition to meditations on emale Mexican Hooker friendship there is plenty of theatre to sink your teeth into this earlyriendship rich with wonder The League for the Suppression of Celery fast paced almost claustrophobic is juxtaposed with later developments that tug the two bestriends rom the east coast to the west new york city against la the brightly lit Melodrama Of Theatre Versus Clinical Hollywood Acting of theatre versus clinical hollywood acting as it settles into the calm of late adulthood these parts of the novel were well researched and always interesting to someone like me who s obsessed with narrative minutiae or others the info dumping might become unbearable particularly as relationship histories are dissected and rehashed and dissected again there s a lot of interiority to. Les upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter Ruby was Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery fiveFlora and Julian struggledor years scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company Good Company afloat A move to Los Angeles brought their irst real career successes. ,
Okay this one is a little disappointing when you compare it with the author s brilliant work the nest Her talented writing style and uniue story telling skills still drag you into this story but extra embellished long back stories of the characters and their unlikable attributes give you hesitation to connect with them Reading stories about theater companies and Hollywood always attract my attention But
story is about resentments what marriage problems adultery second chances So its genre is closer to domestic drama Let s a closer look to the problems adultery second chances So its genre is closer to domestic drama Let s a closer look to the Flora is voiceover actress who gives life of a popular animation character The Day Fidel Died for a long time She seems so pleased with her life She has very skillful daughter Ruby a best loyalriend Margot and lovely husband Julian Until she learns her husband is not loyal to her as like she thinks safe walk she built around her life starts to crumble into pieces She starts to uestion her life decisions her sacrifices her resentments What if she chose another path could she have better ulfilled life Did she give up all those things or nothing We just get closer look to the both of the riends marriage lives It was still riveting and well written novel I couldn t care or connect with the characters but I still admired the author s story development skills I m giving three mediocre stars this time Good Company is the latest book written by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney I read The Nest several years ago and enjoyed the author s character development and writing style When I saw this was available or an early read I wanted to get a copy so I did Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge finished it this week and am glad it worked out Overall I prefer The Nest to this one but it s still a well written book I d recommendFlora and Julian have been marriedor almost twenty years just as long as they ve been best The Outlaw and the Upstart King friends with David and Margot While David is a doctor the rest are actors they ve lived in NYC and LAor most of their lives minus a ew years in London Flora and Julian have a high school daughter Ruby and shortly before her graduation party a surprising revelation comes out about an incident that happened ifteen years earlier It leads to several awkward moments job changes and uestions about love commitment trust and the Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War future of their lives What happenedOne of the aspects I most enjoy about the author s writing is the POV changes throughout the book Each chapterocuses on someone different but the previous chapter builds the stage or the new character s voice There are less than 10 characters but it s a rising step situation where you need to read them in order to understand why the new character is important in the beginning of the chapter it s unclear By the end you have your aha moment Transitions are seamless and lowing All the characters are well developed The plot while not major is enough to have something to hold on to with a curious hopeWhere I struggled was the ending After the big reveal and the subseuent impacts you Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul feel the drama and pain between characters You watch as they slowly repair and rebuild But in the end things are left open ended and casually addressed in terms of a wrap up I don t mind endings like this but there must be something to learnrom it Instead this elt like a very detailed excursion into a specific twenty year period of our characters lives and then a cliff where you kinda just stop I didn t need to know the Speak Through the Wind full details of theiruture but when someone lies to you or misleads you and you don t really get a Stories for a Teen's Heart full circle ending on it in a book it s disuieting I wanted a comeuppanceor someone or at the very least a sense of how to repair the uture Then again life can be like that so perhaps the author was simply commenting on realityI m glad I read it I will continue to read rom the author as the world. A warm incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and riendship rom Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney author of the instant New York Times bestseller The NestFlora Mancini has been happily married or than twenty years But everything she thought she knew about herself her marriage and her relationship with her best riend Margot is upended when she stumb. .