Conversations with Friends: A Novel by Sally Rooney - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451499066
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Published: Hogarth - August 7th, 2018

Superficially, Conversations With Friends is about two best friends and ex-lovers, Bobbi and Frances, as they strike up an unconventional relationship with a married couple. In typical Rooney fashion, the major strengths of the story come from the simultaneously intellectual and blisteringly honest inner lives of our protagonists, and the shifting dynamics of power that occur between our four main characters and how these dynamics reflect their relations with each other and with themselves. Rooney’s debut novel is a work of brilliance, with each word intentionally and meaningfully chosen- I would read her grocery list if she published it. This was an incredible read by a phenomenal writer. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup