Michela Sacchi O'Brien
- Title: In Between Days
- Author: Michela Sacchi O'Brien
- ISBN: null
- Page: 324
- Format: Kindle Edition
It s the late 80s, and four friends stand at the edge of adult life Sensitive Seth, the aspiring writer, juggles the pressure of university while nursing a broken heart headstrong, arty Livy tries to move on from unrequited love throwing herself into activism and misguided relationships beautiful, ambitious Tara knows what she wants but not necessarily what she needs aIt s the late 80s, and four friends stand at the edge of adult life Sensitive Seth, the aspiring writer, juggles the pressure of university while nursing a broken heart headstrong, arty Livy tries to move on from unrequited love throwing herself into activism and misguided relationships beautiful, ambitious Tara knows what she wants but not necessarily what she needs and Aidan, the handsome every girl hero , has to leave his carefree youth behind too soon and take on unexpected responsibilities Fast forward twenty years as relationships begin and end, music and fashion change, and life moves on with its familiar rights of passage, its successes, failures and heartaches As the friends grow up, move apart and meet again, they discover life rarely turns out the way you imagined it at eighteen, in this moving, heartfelt novel.
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Playing on Cotton Clouds follows the ups and downs, joys and tragedies of a group of friends over a thirty year period from the late 1980s onwards. At the centre of the story, is the intense on-off relationship between two old school friends Aiden and Seth, and all of the characters,events and dramas that swing around and between them.When I started reading Playing on Cotton Clouds, I didn't think I was going to like it. I thought it might be a little too soap opera-ish, too Hollyoaks for me. Bu [...]
I really hope this book doesn't get classified as "chick-lit" because it is so much more than that. I was astonished by how the author managed to write from so many different points of view. Each character was endearing in their own way (apart from a couple who I'd have cheerfully strangled but they were not meant to be sympathetic)The clincher for me is if I care about what happens to the characters in a novel and with this one I did - I found myself mentally shouting at them to pull themselves [...]
I read this book in less than 48 hours, which I think says it all! It has all you need to enjoy a good story; humour, romance, sadness. The writing style is brilliant, keeping you interested in the lives of the three central characters; Aiden, Seth and Livy, following their lives from their teen years in the 80's through heartache, love, loss, travel, despair, children and more to their forties in the present day. It's intelligent, poignant and deals with issues such as social class, depression [...]
I loved reading this coming of age novel as it follows the lives of Aidan, Seth and Livy from their teens to maturity. At times heart-breaking, at others tinged with humour, I simply couldn’t put it down and read late into the night, desperate to see how the relationships played out.The characters are all recognisable: people we could have known and loved ourselves as we grew up. In fact, I felt as if I did know them and wanted the best for them. Events towards the end moved me to tears.Lovely [...]
Where to start? This is a story of a group of people, their lives, loves and downfalls. It starts on a bridge which divides the rich and poor but it grows into so much more. Each character shows their soul through out the story, sharing their passion in a way that hits you hard. There is friendship born and lost, yet found again. Couldn't get enough of this book, bloody brilliant!!
I started this book thinking it would be a little light relief from some of the heavier books I've read lately; I was almost expecting chick lit. As I read, I realised it was so much more than this. It's a beautifully told story that spans 30 years in the life of a group of friends. Themes such as love, friendship, class, depression, and family are explored sensitively and in a way that shows how perceptive and observant O'Brien has been of the world around her.Each character is so well develope [...]
A friend of mine recommended the book to me and I'm so glad she did because I really enjoyed it. I've got a list of things to do as long as my arm at the moment, but I forsook them all on Sunday to read this novel from cover to cover, stopping only for essential things and then returning to my kindle to pick the tale up again from where I'd left off. Trust me that hadn't been the plan. So why was I so engrossed?The book demanded it, because my heart got utterly caught up in the trials and tribul [...]
BETH'S REVIEWRarely does a work of fiction portray a generation accurately, but Michela O’Brien weaves twenty-five years of love, life, friendship, tragedy, and triumph seamlessly in one novel. PLAYING ON COTTON CLOUDS is a well-written novel chronicling the lives and inter-action of four people in England from their teen years in 1980’s England into their forties. I appreciated the way O’Brien divided the novel by year. She made it easy to follow the passage of time as well as dropping th [...]
Three friends are on the verge of adulthood. Aidan thinks life’s great because every girl he meets finds him attractive; his school friend, Seth lacks confidence, but maybe he’ll find happiness when his dream girl eventually notices him; Livy longs for Seth to pay attention to her rather than her sister. Where will the next decades take them?We follow Aidan, Seth and Livy from the nineteen-eighties into the noughties, seeing how successfully, or otherwise, they cope with adult life. Their pe [...]
I really enjoyed reading this book! Emerging adulthood, for some, is a wonderful, carefree time with an emphasis on achieving what you daily desire. For others growing up is a painful, disappointing and distressing time where little of what you want seems achievable, and alternatives are sought. That’s the way of it for Michela O’Brien’s characters, and very true to life in general. Aiden is a likeable character, full of flaws, and seemingly successful in his love life. But does he get his [...]
I loved this book. I'm a huge fan of 'coming of age' tales and this was a belter. The story is told from different perspectives following a group of friends who go their separate ways in adult life. The story is told with such heart aching truth that, at times, I forgot these characters were fictional. Michela O'Brien does a great job of detailing one of her characters descent into depression and the journey to claw themselves out of it, with tremendous subtlety and dignity. Another character, A [...]
Once recovered from the first few eyebrow-raising paragraphs, this story has introduced me to the absorbing lives of four young people struggling through to maturity in a bewildering world. The characters take pleasure where they find it, grab anything going to get them out of pain, then learn to live with their mistakes and move on. There is Livy whose “carefully tucked away feelings were now scattered around in her mind, leaving her with the painful task of picking them up and hiding them ag [...]
This novel weaves the narratives of three central characters, Seth, Livy and Aidan. It begins in the 80's and spans nearly thirty years. It has a whimsical feel rather than being fast-paced. The characters are well-portrayed and I was quickly drawn into their lives and cared about each one. I like how the novel is divided into years and focuses on snippets of their lives at certain points. It made me feel nostalgic, and contained a deeper message about the value of friendship and how it can be, [...]
I normally go for fast-paced reads but it was a joy to savour this book, to walk beside these wonderfully real, flawed characters. As in life, they made mistakes they weren't able to put right and heroic acts came in unexpected packages. A thought-provoking read that makes me want to mend fences and contact neglected friends.
I love a forway into the 80's - makes me feel young again and this book certainly does capture the youth and innocence of that partiular period of time in its well rounded characters. Nicely written with some poignant moments along the way and a last chapter that is one of the best I've read in ages. Whether you're a child of the 80's, 90's or noughties, you'll enjoy this.
In this superb book about friendship and relationship, we travel with the main characters from 1983 through to 2008, with a poignant flashback to 1980. What’s interesting is that the author was born and lived in Italy until 1994, when she moved to England; yet she captures the period prior to her arrival very well indeed.There are three teenage friends, Aidan, Livy (Olivia) and Seth who meet up at the bridge that crossed the town’s river. Even when they move away into the big wide world, the [...]
Great characters, nice story. Good concept of following a group of friends whose lives are intertwined. Wonderful look at how people and relationships change
Good but too similar to One Day.
This book captures snapshots of life from several angles, highlighting the importance of measuring your time and trying to understand your connections with others.
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