Female Friends

Female Friends Fay Weldon
  • Title: Female Friends
  • Author: Fay Weldon
  • ISBN: 9780897332903
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • Female Friends Fay Weldon Female Friends In this brilliantly witty caustic yet compassionate novel Fay Weldon explores the lives of three friends Majorie Grace and Chloe who met as children during the evacuation of waretime London Their
    In this brilliantly witty, caustic yet compassionate novel, Fay Weldon explores the lives of three friends Majorie, Grace and Chloe, who met as children during the evacuation of waretime London Their unusual friendship survives despite shared lovers, turbulent marriages, and clamoring children.
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    About Fay Weldon


    1. Fay Weldon CBE is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society.enpedia wiki Fay_Weldon


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    1. Understand and forgive Understand husbands, wives, father, mothers Understand dog fights above and the charity box below, understand fur coated women and children without shoes Understand school Jonah, Job and the nature of the Deity understand Hitler and the Bank of England and the behaviour of Cinderella s sisters Open minded and generous, and sooo altruistic, isn t it However, if you think that Female Friends is under the sign of forgiveness and over understanding, you re sorely mistaken Neit [...]

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    2. I do not know how this book came into my hands It is a US 1st, I think from St Martin s This is a sad book that ends well enough There is so much energy in the voice, despite the point of view character s marriage to a really, truly awful person Reading it is a good reminder of why women are likely to seek a divorce than men Women may expect to be supported, but they less often treat their spouse as an ornament And it is also a comprehensive exploration of why the women s movement reappeared in [...]

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    3. How do we recover from the spasms of terror and resentment which assail us, in our marriages and in our lives When we lie awake in bed and know that the worst is at hand, if we do not act and we cannot act the death of our children, or their removal by the State, or physical crippling, or the loss of our homes, or the ultimate loneliness of abandonment When we cry and sob and slam doors and know we have been cheated, and are betrayed, are ruined, and we are helpless When we walk alone in the nig [...]

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    4. Fay Weldon is a witch She is a conjurer She is to feminism what nitromethane is to fuel This, her third novel, is a messy book with a confusing back and forth layout but, and it s a big but, is still bitter and venomous, and spiteful and very funny and uncomfortable to read Fay Weldon brings out the worst in her characters without making a fuss about it and that s compassion Their particulars, grotesque and even cruel, give the novel its absurdness but she Fay Weldon is actually painting on a bi [...]

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    5. In this early novel Fay Weldon has already mastered a very rare talent writing beautifully about truly horrible people.Chloe, Marjorie and Grace are girlhood chums who always had a nasty undercurrent, sprouting into outright frenemies as time goes by They each appear to be a particular archetype Chloe the mother particularly of other people s children , Marjorie the outwardly hard career woman, Grace the unstable, reckless slut but are far multifaceted and interesting Chloe is ostensibly the mo [...]

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    6. I loved this book A story which really caught my attention Three girls from different backgrounds with only their geographical circumstances in common We watch as they grew up and make complete misses of their lives Brought together by the war they remain friends The story is told looking back at their childhood Their current lives seem a mess and as the story continues that mess is unraveled to show how they ended up where they did Every character is a bit complicated I think the depressing vib [...]

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    7. Picked up this yellowing and falling apart book for 25p, a long time since I last read Fay Weldon so thought I d give it a try Really quite depressing in how these women live their lives, their relationships with each other, with men and everyone else Maybe it s because it s dated Maybe I didn t get the humour, certainly couldn t find the compassion it s billed as having very unforgiving and negative depictions of women Would give to my daughter to cut up for her art projects but probably too ma [...]

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    8. I always want to like Fay Weldon s books, but there s just something, irritating about them I didn t like the knowing voice in this one, which wasn t any of the three main female characters I failed to like or emphathise with any of the main three female characters, or any of the male ones for that matter I didn t really find there to be much of a point or story plot to the novel to be honest A struggle.

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    9. This book felt very depressing It followed the lives of three women who have been friends since their youth and discusses the different choices they make into adulthood They all settle and none of them ever seem to be truly happy This book is definitely not a pick me up but it is still a decent read.

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    10. This book seems calculated to make you believe that everyone in the world is a complete asshole, completely helpless, or both Reminiscent of 70s early 80s Margaret Atwood Well done, but not something I want to read again.

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    11. A book about how horrible people can be to each other and to themselves.

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    12. Strangely believableFay Weldon had a certain perspective on the lives of women in the post WW2 era that is funny, touching, razor shirt and totally believable.

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    13. Not a bad book These women all have really depressing lives I m not sure how the Sunday Times came to the conclusion that this book is Murderously funny but it was interesting enough.

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    14. First time reading FW Good, if a little dated in its vitriole and all the men are completely awful.

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