Very disappointed. I never felt any sympathy for the main character Lucy and thought the relationship between the author and Lucy unhealthy. I waste of my time and I love to read
Loved this beautiful story of friendship
Unlike the other reviewers I found the book disturbing and sad. It was an unhealthy friendship between a needy, narcissistic and emotionally stunted taker (Lucy) and co-dependent and over-indulging giver (Ann). Lucy got in trouble, Ann cleaned up after her. While I realize that Lucy indeed had enough difficulties in her life, I felt that her ugliness was more on the inside than on the outside. Ann was unable to set boundaries, and only encouraged the outrageous irresponsible behaviour of Lucy G. I was sad for both of them.
Beautiful rendition of their friendship. Lucy's life both broke my heart and inspired me, all in the same breath. I wish Ann wrote more openly on her own feelings and journey as well.
Although I am a fan of Ann Patchett, being a regular attendee of Alanon, this book was a romance of self indulgence. Poor me, not easy to stomach
Wow, what a fantastic read. A gifted friendship, both happy and tragic. I went on to read Anatomy of a Face, also a great read.
Ann Patchett held my heart in her hand as she mesmorized me in this riveting, raw and loving account of a friendship. Lucy was a brilliant, but emotionally needy person and Ann has managed to capture all the facets of her complex personality.
This loving account of their relationship has changed the way that I look at the world. I recommend it highly.
Beautifully written. The life of Lucy was so tortured. I can't imagine what it would be like to know there would never be an end to the pain and suffering. I asmire Ann for loving Lucy unconditionally and always letting her know that she was LOVED. Great listen teaches many lessons about what is truely inportant in this life.
I thought this book was a great portrayal of friendship and addiction.
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