The Truth About Melody Browne - Lisa Jewell Reviews
Description:ISBN 1846055725 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Lisa Jewell / Paperback / 336 Pages / Book is published 2009-04-09 by Century
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by - written on 30/05/11 (Very useful, 71 readings)
The first thing Melody Browne remembers about her life is being nine years old and lying on the pavement as her house burned down. Any memories before that were wiped out, along with all of her family's possessions, such as photo albums and keepsakes- all of the things that could have given her a clue to her life before the fire. Now aged 33, Melody is living a happy life with her teenage son in London, despite the fact she lost contact with her parents after falling pregnant at 15. When Melody visits a hypnotist show on her first date in years, she collapses after being hypnotised. Then strange things begin to happen - she begins to recall things ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/11/10 (Very useful, 22 readings)
** WHAT IS IT ABOUT? ** When she was nine years old, Melody Browne's house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories - Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in a council flat in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn't seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn't mind, she's better off on her own. She's made a good life for herself and her son and she likes it that way. Until one ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/09/10 (Very useful, 44 readings)
For quite awhile now I haven't been reading any chick lit, and have started to become a bit of a snob about these kinds of books. So many of them just seem to be the same story over and over, and so I gave them up and started reading more "serious" novels. Every now and then though I just want to read something easy and fun, and it was because of this that I picked up The Truth About Melody Browne. It ended up being much more enjoyable than I expected, and I have to say I was really gripped by the story. Years ago I read Ralph's Party and Vince & Joy, so I knew that I really liked Lisa Jewell, and the premise of this book sounded ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/10 (Very useful, 77 readings)
The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell, one of my favourite authors, was published in 2009. I'm often rather mean about chick-lit (sorry to those who are fans) because I find it predictable, silly, samey and usually badly written. Jewell, however, writes chick-lit with a difference - I even hesitate to tar her with the chick-lit brush. Her writing is funny, touching, intelligent and deeply absorbing. So I was really looking forward to The Truth About Melody Browne. It was on my bookcase for a while before I got round to reading it, as I was waiting for a time when I could really relax and get into it, with no distractions. This time came recently, and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/04/10, updated on 08/04/10 (Very useful, 74 readings)
I love Lisa Jewell's books because she has such a fun, chatty writing style and she is brilliant at creating quirky, realistic characters. I had initially dismissed her as "chick lit", I'm afraid to say, but have now learned never to judge a book by its cover and after reading her debut novel "Ralph's Party", I have now read all her books bar one. "The Truth About Melody Browne" is Lisa's latest offering. Melody Browne is in her mid-thirties and lives a quiet and uneventful life as a single mum with her teenage son Ed. However she was involved in a house fire when she was nine years old and was so traumatised that she lost all ... Read the complete review
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