Normal People - Sally Rooney

[PDF] Normal People

By Sally Rooney

  • Release Date: 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
4
From 1,025 Ratings

Normal People By Sally Rooney Description

[PDF] Normal People By Sally Rooney. THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018 WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't. SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019

Reviews

  • Other people

    4
    By Inzya
    I really enjoyed the TV show and how real the relationship was especially the part about how lack of communication can break up the relationship. I read the book after watching the show as I couldn’t get enough. I enjoyed it as it had more details that weren’t shown in the show but referred to. I think reading the book after watching the show is better as the going back in time parts of the book could be hard to grasp mid way through a chapter. The only thing I would change is 1) the name- I would call it: Other people, as they always mention “it’s not like this with other people” so that had more meaning to me. 2) having “quotation” marks when someone is saying something as it can get missed. I loved it, read it in 24 hours! The end doesn’t really leave you anywhere, but that’s what makes it so good. It’s like in real life, you never know what will happen when you break up with someone!
  • Best book

    5
    By AWESOME APPP 👌👌👌👌👌👌
    This book was so good and so hard to put down the only thing that is a let down is the ending other than that it was amazing. It portayed a real resemblance of a teenage relationship progressing into an adult relationship and it was beautifully written.
  • Worth the read

    4
    By Candy.88
    I couldn’t put this book down. The only negative I have is that I wasn’t satisfied with the ending. I feel like it has been left open for a sequel but there have been no talks of that. If that’s the case (no sequel), I’m a bit heart sore...
  • Waiting for something that never came

    3
    By Roseread19
    I kept reading expecting to come across some sort of profound realisation. And then it just...ended. The constant back and forth of the relationship was a bit tiring.
  • Don’t bother

    2
    By Shiz1990
    I read this because of all the reviews, but was left bitterly disappointed. I persisted to the end, hoping it would get better but nope. Very boring read.
  • Interesting themes of love but messed-up by the author

    2
    By TKofC
    I watched the tv series before reading the book. The tv series seemed messy but the relationship between the two young lovers was captivating, so I wanted to see if it was the tv writer’s fault or the author of the book that messed-up the story. The tv series required narration because even great actors could not imbue the book’s characters with such intense emotions. Given that Connol is a reader/writer it seems obvious that he could have been the natural narrator of their story, I think it could have worked like that quite well. The tv series could also have benefited by being split into two seasons. Now, I think the tv writer would have had a hard time of it with the teleplay as the author has not been precise with the development of the characters, and ultimately the book is a failure, which is a pity because the themes and concepts being explored are captivating. There is no conformity and honesty to the development of the characters, there is just no artistically-coherent honesty and resolution to the basis of the character’s relationship, but rather there is a jumble of convenient conclusions which come out from a muddled misconception of the effect the two lovers had on each other from the beginning. Yes, we know that people who enter into romantic relationships have positive effects on each other, however it is important to know why these characters moved in and out of each other’s lives in the way they did. I believed the intensity of their love when they were in love and together, but I was not provided a clear basis for why they could be in their respective individual relationships with other people, except perhaps that they were young and young people act foolishly. This was a trashy read, the writer is mediocre, and the concept deserved better. I would only recommend this book to someone who would enjoy watching a train wreck.
  • Wanted to love it

    3
    By fiftybooks
    As title suggests, wanted to love it but just couldn’t. I enjoyed the story though and look forward to the TV adaptation. Found the ending a little unfulfilling.
  • It started out okay...

    2
    By Jo_Jo_Gi
    I persisted and it just became more a more boring ...
  • Normal People

    4
    By twowheeledcommuter
    A moving novel about life, coming of age and love. About the impact people have on each other, while trying to make sense of what is inside them. Highly recommended.
  • Mehh

    2
    By bohhnee
    Bland finish. Two teens think they are hard done by whilst engaging in an emotionally immature relationship.... meh