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Friday, May 6, 2016

Getting A Life by Helen Simpson - very short review.

Getting a Life

Told from the perspective of various women the stories are funny, sad, introspective and sometimes quite dark.

The characters were very real and life like. A teenager vowing never to turn into an adult like those around her, a woman buying totally impractical clothes at an exorbitant price at a shop so exclusive that you need a password to get into, a woman with three children taking life one day at a time hoping that she or things around her would change.

A collection of short stories which seemed ideal for me in between various odd jobs around the house!


  1. This sounds like something I might like, Mystica. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm not fond of 'chick-lit' (so-called) but this seems to be something a little different.

  2. I read one of her short stories, a set in an imagined version of England after a cataclysmic event destroyed the social structure. I would happily read more of her storiedd