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Modern Lovers – tekijä: Emma Straub
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Modern Lovers (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2016; vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Emma Straub (Tekijä)

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"From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college--their own kids now going to college--and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions--be they food, or friendship, or music--never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us"--… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Modern Lovers
Kirjailijat:Emma Straub (Tekijä)
Info:Riverhead Books (2016), 368 pages
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I think many Nick Hornby and Julia Glass fans will enjoy this book that tackles relationships and rock stars. There are three couples here with something for everyone: a real-estate agent and her trust fund husband (former rockers); two lesbian restaurateurs; and their teenaged children. An interesting look at how the past affects the present of a relationship, and what celebrity does to people. ( )
  stephkaye | Dec 14, 2020 |
This is my 2nd book by Emma Straub and it was excellent. Her prose style is easy, flows, and has some great descriptive passages that show humor and creativity. The story takes place in a Brooklyn neighborhood which has more homes and is different than much of the city. In this setting we have 2 couples, Elizabeth and Andrew, 2 women Jane and Zoe. Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe went to Oberlin College(they are all in the their late 40's) along with Lydia. The 4 had a band in college that had minor success. Lydia left the group and took a song basically written by Elizabeth and she turned it into a success that made her rock icon. She also overdosed at 27. Both couples have a teenage child. Jane and Zoe who own a local restaurant have Ruby and Andrew and Elizabeth have Harry. Elizabeth is the local real estate agent who has worked with many of the people in the neighborhood. This is the setting for the book that takes place over a summer. It deals with the difficulty of dealing with the present while wishing for the past. Many of the problems are the ones that everyone faces. Straub has some great insights and she presents all in a fast paced way looking at the point of view through the eyes of all characters. This is my preferred way to have a plot unfold. Getting into everyone's head allows us a broader view of each part of the book. The book has some cliches and does have a little too easy ending. This as many modern novels can easily end up as a movie or tv show. I think readers who are in similar situations to these characters will identify with them and maybe even gather a little insight into their own relationships. Straub is a good author and I will continue to read her books. ( )
  nivramkoorb | Oct 24, 2020 |
3.5 Rock band to suburbia in 10 years. This book is a thoughtful look at the dreams of youth vs. the reality of adulthood and what gets lost or gained along the way. Kitty's Mustache was a one-hit wonder 80s band of 4 friends just out of Oberlin college. Elizabeth, Andrew (couple), Zoe and Lydia had a unique sound and a great hit "Mistress of Myself" and a tragic end when Lydia overdosed. 20 years later a movie is in the works and Andrew, Elizabeth and Zoe must decide how much of their pasts they want to dredge up. There is nothing sordid or spectacular but a few uncomfortable realities about relationships and identity. How much of who you were at 20 do you retain at 40? And what would you want your kids to know? Elizabeth and Andrew are married and have a son, Harry, who is 17 and a great kid. Zoe lives down the block with her partner Jane and they have a daughter Ruby who is 18 and a challenging kid. The two teenagers hook up and face their parents' past and future as well as their own. There are lots of layers here: Jane and Zoe own a restaurant, and their marriage is on the rocks. Andrew has always been independently wealthy from family money, but is facing a mid-life crisis and becomes involved in a yoga cult. Elizabeth has always been the sensible one, but is a little tired of that role and misses the creative energy of her song-writing days. This whole book could be a send-up but it treats its characters too respectfully for that and has a gravity to the themes and situations portrayed. The epilogue at the end is a clever multi-genre piece which does a nice job of tying up all the loose end. If you combined book club with beach, this would be the book. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
An enjoyable read but nothing that will stick with me...in fact several weeks after finishing I had to refresh my memory as to what the book was even about before rating it. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
Please note that I gave this book 1.5 stars and rounded it up to 2 stars on Goodreads.

Something nice: I liked the cover and the first few chapters of the book actually flowed together okay. That said, this book was too all over the place for me to ever get a handle on while reading.

I am going to try to quickly summarize and apologize in advance if nothing makes any sense. Three longtime friends (Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe) all were part of a college band that wrote a hit song that their now dead friend (Lydia) is famous for she still gets kudos for even though Elizabeth was the one who wrote it.

Now in their 40s (I assume, I refuse to look up people's ages) the trio is asked about signing away their rights in order for a movie to be made about Lydia's life.

While that plot plays out, we also have Zoe unhappy with her decades long marriage to her wife Jane and is struggling with what to do next. Zoe's wife Jane is a chef who is primarily focused on work and jealous of anyone that Zoe pays attention to for more than 5 minutes.

Although Elizabeth is happy in her marriage, she is going through a case of what if's right now. Andrew is in the middle of a mid-life crisis that he is trying to cure by going to the most fake yoga teacher ever. Then we have Elizabeth and Andrew's son who has a long simmering crush on Jane and Zoe's daughter, Ruby.

So there are six people in this book and it was so not fun to have to read through six separate POVs. All of characters felt like they were in a different book.

Elizabeth was apparently a great songwriter, but the only clue readers are given is that she writes a song that keeps repeating the words "I am calm, calm, calm" and that's all we get. I mean if you are going to make a character a great songwriter, maybe have an actual song for readers to read.

Also we kept hearing about how the song Lydia is known for Mistress of Myself was great too, and once again, we don't see any lyrics to that song either. There was a lot of "tell" going on in this book and not enough show.

Zoe and Jane are barely in this book. Zoe apparently hasn't really loved her wife since their daughter was born. Since Ruby is now 18, that means she has stayed married to someone for almost 18 years she doesn't really care for at all. Jane is jealous and cooks. That's all I got about her character. The character of Harry was interesting, but seriously naive and gullible as anything. Ruby was almost an ass through the whole book. In the end, she seems to be the only one with any sense in this book.

The writing was just okay. Each chapter was pretty short. The overall plot about Lydia's song and movie didn't fit in this book at all. At one point I wondered why Emma Straub just didn't include Lydia's POV since everyone else was in here.

The flow was terrible. Trying to juggle six different character POVs just didn't work at all. The book was all over the place. Reading about two couples going through some hipster nonsense was not an engaging read. Reading about two teenagers wasn't interesting either. None of these people really had anything to complain about in their lives.

The setting of Brooklyn has never been so unappealing to me in my life. Nothing about Brooklyn comes alive in this book. Most of the action takes place in people's homes, a restaurant, or Harry and Zoe's SAT course. I needed something to make the story jump out at me. Instead everything falls flat.

The ending of this book wraps things up via newspaper articles and no, just no. I have a hard time believing any of these things since we don't seen an inking for the set-up to these stories except for Jane and Zoe. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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"From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college--their own kids now going to college--and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions--be they food, or friendship, or music--never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us"--

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