Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Beautiful World Where Are You is the book I just finished.  It was a much anticipated book and I do believe it’s gotten some excellent reviews. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I did finish it. It is a thoughtful book. Basically it’s about a lifelong friendship with two women who were college friends and are now on the cusp of the 30s, wondering what life has in store for them. They are very aware ecologically and politically about the world around them. The setting is in Dublin and in surrounding areas of Ireland and the time is contemporary.  Alice is a well-known author and Eileen works for a literary magazine. The men in their lives are Felix and Simon and it alternates between conversations amongst the four of these people. I guess I would have to say that it’s a very “smart“ book and I’m glad I read it. I will admit that the author, who is very well known for her vivid sex scenes, doesn’t disappoint in that area. If you feel uncomfortable reading or listening to that kind of thing, this book may not be for you.

If you read it, let me know what you think of it.