Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends

Title:Conversations with Friends
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages

A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple.

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind--and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa's orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband. Private property, Frances believes, is a cultural evil--and Nick, a bored actor who never quite lived up to his potential, looks like patriarchy made flesh. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expect. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

Written with gem-like precision and probing intelligence, Conversations With Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth."


    Conversations with Friends Reviews

  • Esil

    A very tepid 3 stars. Conversations with Friends is another one of those books about not particularly nice people entangled in awkward relationships. I've certainly read many books of this nature that...

  • Jill

    I’ve been thinking a lot about aging lately: the way our perspective changes and how our need for stability, trust and healthy relationships become so much more valued than intoxicating, crash-and-b...

  • Sam

    I didn't really respond well to Conversations with Friends. The writing itself is quite good in terms of realistic dialogue and description, but I found all of the characters entirely unlikable and ha...

  • emma

    I have a debilitating rereading problem.It’s reached a concerning point -- seemingly 1 in 3 or 4 books I read is actually a reread. Previously I was way too picky about adding books to my to-read li...

  • Barry Pierce

    The narrator of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends at one point states that she never wants to work.I had no plans as to my future financial sustainability: I never wanted to earn money for doi...

  • Danielle ?? Pretty Mess Reading ??

    **2 STARS***shoulder shrug* Unfiltered review https://wp.me/p7ZSCH-3dCReading the synopsis of the book had me excited. I just knew I was going to love this book. It sounded like I was going to get a l...

  • Rachel

    This was stupidly good. After recently loving Rooney's sophomore novel Normal People my expectations for Conversations With Friends were high, though I was also a bit wary; in these situations I'm alw...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    There’s a cliche in reviewing where you say something along these lines: “I wouldn’t like these characters in real life, but I found them compelling.” See, I don’t think that’s why this bo...

  • Michael

    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog.Compelling and cool, Conversations with Friends places millennial malaise and an unexpected love affair against the b...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    Audiobook... read by Alice McMahonThe audio-narration was wonderfully alive an addictive. Granted this isn’t exactly a book a parent would ever recommend to their young adult- 20-ish old child - dau...