Modern Lovers is a hilarious and poignant exploration of relationships and contemporary life. Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Summer in the city . . . Elizabeth, Zoe and Andrew met at college, had a band, grew up, settled in New York and somehow twenty years passed by. Still living round the corner from one another (and in each other’s pockets) they’re watching as their kids come of age one hot summer. But just as the kids start making those first hesitant steps into adulthood, so it’s the parents who find that the lives they’ve so carelessly stitched together begin to slowly unravel . . .
‘Has all the pleasures of Anne Tyler’s compelling family portraits . . . with a Lorrie Moore-like sense of the absurdities of contemporary life’ Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
‘Really entertaining. The characters are complex and likeable. It’s one of those stories that makes you realise that life really does run away from you’ Guardian ‘Immersive, rich, screamingly funny’ USA Today
‘Straub’s characters thrum off the page. The sort of witty and relatable summer title you’ll devour with a contented smack of the lips’ Irish Independent
‘Funny yet tart, warm yet incisive. I adored it’ Red
My 2 Pence:
This book remind me of How I Met your Mother tv show. The reality on how today’s relationships are and how do you get there, but sometimes what is nearer is the most lovable or what you really need. How you in your youth can go jumping in relationships or one night stands (for nothing… if you think that is a fun life go ahead… we will speak when you reach your 40’s alone…) when deep down what you need is a good friend and a respectful and stable partner.
My question is: do you really need Apps? Blind dates? What happened to meeting someone’s eyes and get catched by it? What happen to romance without getting straight to bed?
Great book! not the typical romance you think it is….go on give it a go, trust me.