3.8.10

The Girl Next Door - Elizabeth Noble

Eve and Ed are two Brits who come to New York City when Ed gets a job offer he simply can't refuse.  They find a lovely apartment in a co-op on upper east side.  The story takes us into the lives of all of the residents in the building.  It tells us about their lives, the stories of their past, and their plans and prospects for the future, as their lives intertwine in the big city.  

I enjoyed The Girl Next Door for two reasons.  First and foremost, Noble is excellent at exploring relationships.  Even though I found the characters somewhat stereotypical, the depth of our journey into their lives, thoughts, and emotions is unique to Noble.  Secondly, Elizabeth Noble is a good writer.  There were no slow parts that I needed to skip.  And more importantly, there were no loose ends to the story.  

I enjoy books and movies that explore the inner workings of relationships, people, lives, and choices.  I love to think about the events, motivations and feelings that lead people and/or relationships to change.  This is the strength of Elizabeth Noble's writing. So pick up The Girl Next Door if you like to explore the inner workings of people and relationships, and/or are a fan of Noble. 

7 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds like an interesting novel. I've been looking for something new to read...might have to find a copy of it.

Katie said...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to put that on my to read list.

C'est La Vie said...

love this, i LOVED LOVED LOVED this book

Rachel Cotterill said...

Interesting. I'm British and have spent a grand total of 2 days in NY, so I wouldn't really have anything by which to judge the realism ;)

Style Attic said...

It's a treasured thing if I can sit down and read. I love to hear reviews so I don't waste my time :) I need a book to take me somewhere and this sounds like a good read!

Adrienne said...

Thank you for the awesome review! I am going to have to pick this up!

annelise said...

Always looking for new books to read and this one looks fun. Will add it to the never-ending list.

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