Stopped reading after about 50 pages. No interest or enjoyment in family drama about such over-indulged adults who make exceedingly poor decisions. The explicit sexual scenes and language right out of the box continued. I wanted to wash my brain. Stopped to discontinue the negative experience.
I hate books that are so boring that it takes me days to even get past the first chapter. Case in point, the characters presented here are so shallow that I wanted to smack them. Didn't care for this at all.
This is a family drama, gossip mixed with suspense. It was interesting. Didn't think i'd like it but good.
I tried my best to get into this book but unfortunately couldn't make it past page 100. The beginning grabs your interest and then all of the characters turn against the only interesting one so it turned into a big nag fest...maybe I'll try to pick it up again and see if the plot gets more interesting.
People. Anyone with siblings will appreciate the dynamics at play in this novel.
Read September 2018
It is nice to see how a dysfunctional family transformed from one which only focused on the Nest- a trusted fund that was supposed to relieve their individual financial burden to one which cared for each other. Sweeney is a good storyteller. Many characters, like the puzzle pieces, were unfolded and put together into a rich and clear picture. A good family story about the siblings’ journey to discover their own self, their value and love for each other after all the fights for money and their messy lives.
This book was all over social media last year, so I finally got a chance to pick it up and give it a read.
I was a little disappointed by this book. It was so shallow and materialistic for a good bulk of the book. They all sound like whiny over privileged adult-children who had a lot relying on this Nest fund
Leo, the eldest, costed his siblings a good chunk of the Nest thanks to his recklessness and tries to buy himself time to get the money back to his siblings (even though he has a good amount stashed away somewhere). The siblings all bicker and barely get along, let alone talk much throughout the years. It wasn't until the Nest funds were depleted and Leo was involved do they try to come together (even if dysfunctional) and act somewhat like a family.
Didn't really like the majority of the family members, was getting really irritated by the shallowness of their personalities and how they allowed themselves to get into this dire financial position. This book was not memorable or worthwhile to read.
I enjoyed this dark character-driven comedy about four middle-aged siblings living in New York. Collectively suffering from financial pressures, the four siblings are eagerly awaiting the delivery of an inheritance. It is abundantly clear that the author has lived in New York City before, and loved it as much as I did. This is a nice fun summer read, but the slightly tepid ending did not impress me very much.
This book is perfect summer reading; an easy read that is intriguing and has plenty of character development. Your opinions of the protagonists shifts from beginning to end, and finishes on a high and hopeful note.
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