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A Tiny Bit Marvellous

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

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I believe he was 15-ish and was absolutely obsessed with Oscar Wilde and thought that he was linked with him. Man sollte jedoch wirklich keinesfalls mit den Erwartungen daran gehen, dass einen die Spannung zum umblättern zwingen wird. Dora is a nightmare daughter who truly believes she knows everything, hates and abuses everyone and leaves obscene messages on her mother's phone. There's Mo, the tired child psychiatrist mother, Dora, the Facebook obsessed 17 year old, and Peter, the precocious 16 year old obsessed with Oscar Wilde. It is done in the style of a diary entry type book, but with no dates, just different chapters for each member of the household.

and self-examining (how did she make it through graduate school with such a profound absence of this quality? She is fed up with her life that is the same, day in day out, she is a wife and mother to two teenagers, Dora who is seventeen and has self-esteem problems and holds her mum responsible for everything going wrong in her life and Peter who truly believes he is Oscar Wilde, his hero. However, the great laughs I was promised just didn’t materialise, as I only laughed out loud once – a huge disappointment. Of course this means the reader can relate to them easily, as there are probably aspects of this family we have all experienced at some point, but unfortunately for me it all became just a bit of a cliché.Ovog puta to kaže Sunday Times, a obično ne zaostaju za time ni New York Times i ostale "papirnate kuće".

Further Reading Suggestion: If you like the sound of this book, you may also enjoy Dawn French’s excellent autobiography Dear Fatty. Dawn's autobiography was so funny and I couldn't put it down and this book was the complete opposite. I chose this book to take with me on holiday for the simple reasons that I wanted something light and humerous to read and that as a fan of Dawn French's comedic talent I was interested to see if this would extend to her writing. The story is about a family -- Dad, who remains voiceless and nameless until the final scenes, Mom/Mo, a surprisingly uninsightful child psychologist, Dora, her 17-year-old ditzy daughter who sounds a lot more like a 14-year-old, and Peter/Oscar, her 16-year-old son with an Oscar Wilde obsession. Nothing much happens for the first two thirds of the book - mum goes through a mid life crisis, whilst her 18 year old daughter and 16 year old son try to share their growing up experiences with us.Mo the mum was a slightly better characterization - but I do wonder if her story was the strongest by far,and that this may have been a much better novel if the story had been told only through her voice?

Synopsis: This first novel by Dawn French is told through the eyes of a mother and her two teenage children.Der graue Alltag hat sie so sehr aufgesogen, dass kein Farbklecks mehr übrig blieb, an dem sie sich hätte erfreuen können. Mo is heading towards a mid-life crisis, although from what I can see she actually does have a life. She is best-known for starring in and writing her comedy sketch show, French and Saunders, alongside her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role of Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.

Her husband whose inner self we see little of as, well he's just 'Dad', then there is Dora, a foul mouthed, self-obsessed seventeen-going-on-thirty-year-old and her divinely camp-over-the-top brother with a kind heart and damaged psyche who rechristens himself Oscar.It's squarely and unashamedly aimed at middle aged women, it's full of stereotyped characters and irritating text-speak, has a plot that's largely predictable from the blurb alone, and a "twist" that's both obvious and pointless. I love Dawn French anyway and had heard the great reviews, so I just knew I was going to love it, and I did. We don't get to know Husband's name until the end of the book when he is finally appreciated for the loving, caring, doting husband that he is.



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