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Nine Perfect Strangers af Liane Moriarty
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Nine Perfect Strangers (original 2018; udgave 2018)

af Liane Moriarty (Forfatter)

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Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out.
Medlem:turtal30
Titel:Nine Perfect Strangers
Forfattere:Liane Moriarty (Forfatter)
Info:Flatiron Books (2018), Edition: First Edition, 464 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nine Perfect Strangers af Liane Moriarty (2018)

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Judy
  chapterthree | Jun 7, 2021 |
I...umm...what? ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
Right off the bat I wasn't enjoying all of the characters, which can tend to be a big problem for me. Especially in a book that constantly switches POV.

I gave this book 2 stars because I did genuinely enjoy Jessica and Ben's and the Marconi's stories. They were multi-faceted with outside circumstances truly navigating their experience in this novel. They are the reason I finished this book.

I found myself not enjoying most of the other parts though. The plot was so unrealistic that I was constantly baffled and guffawing. Yes, people go to "crazy" wellness retreats but imagining a person like Masha and this world she created was so inconceivable that it made the book laughable. I can wrap my head around people following blindly in promise of a new life, but this book took every single plot line and drug it in every direction so all you had was a thin, THIN story.

I've read all but one of Liane Moriarty. I buy her books because I love the way she writes women, family dynamics and dialogue. And while her characters were written with depth (at some points - I'm being generous), I don't think I would recommend this to friends or family because I think they'd have the same reaction of "what the heck did I just read."

I will say that I read this book in 48 hours. It has very short chapters and is filled with a lot of punchy sentences. The Masha and Yao chapters were the hardest to get through because I just did not care and I found them to be superbly irritating. This was a miss for me but hoping her future books won't be! ( )
  booksforbrunch | May 5, 2021 |
Moriarty's latest just feels a little formulaic – you take a bunch of characters, give them some internal problems to deal with, put them into close contact with one another, shake things up, and see what happens.

In this case, the characters have all come to an exclusive “health retreat”, each bearing their own set of problems which are ultimately revealed as different types of loss. And during the 10-day stay, they are challenged both from within and from without to acknowledge that loss and come to terms with it.

The regime at the retreat begins as pretty standard – no booze, no sugar, no recreational drugs, and get rid of all your electronics. From there it bounces back and forth between Spartanism and hedonism – attendees get rousted out of bed at dawn for tai chi, but it’s followed by a facial and massage; periods of fasting are followed by fresh, wholesome foods beautifully prepared and exquisitely presented; personal counseling sessions are designed to direct the attendees to acknowledge the painful issues they’re dealing with and to cope with them in positive ways. It’s all very Southern California WooWoo, even though it’s set in Australia. But then the program begins to turn sinister until even the most reluctant participants have to admit that something is very, very wrong.

The biggest problem with Nine Perfect Strangers – other than its somewhat shopworn premise – is that the motivating character is (to use the technical term) batshit crazy. Or rather that she descends from run-of-the-mill petty dictatorhood into batshit craziness without apparent cause. Not even the backstory (which isn’t revealed until the book’s Epilogue) adequately accounts for the break, and the participants’ eventual decisions on how to deal with the way the retreat went off the rails simply doesn’t feel realistic.

It’s not a bad book, really. It’s an undemanding read with a few sharp observations here and there and a mostly feel-good resolution. Readers looking for a pleasant weekend companion could do worse, but those looking to be challenged or excited could do much better. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | Apr 23, 2021 |
3.1 stars. A quick easy read - that got a little lost near the end ( )
  curious_squid | Apr 5, 2021 |
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