The Lesser Bohemians: Book Review

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Publisher: Hogarth

Pages: 320


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The Lesser Bohemians Cover Image


First Line: “I move. Cars move. Stock, it bends light. City opening itself behind. Here’s to be for its life is the bite and would be start of mine.”

Synopsis from Goodreads: Upon her arrival in London, an 18-year-old Irish girl begins anew as a drama student, with all the hopes of any young actress searching for the fame she’s always dreamed of. She struggles to fit in—she’s young and unexotic, a naive new girl—but soon she forges friendships and finds a place for herself in the big city.

Then she meets an attractive older man. He’s an established actor, 20 years older, and the inevitable clamorous relationship that ensues is one that will change her forever.


My Thoughts

I had a hard time with The Lesser Bohemians! As interesting as the story seemed and as much as I wanted to read this book, I honestly could not get through it! I’m sure The Lesser Bohemians is wonderful, but McBride’s style of writing was just not for me! It honestly gave me a headache trying to figure out what was going on!

The choppy sentences were too much for me! As a big grammar lover, this is not a book I could wrap my head around. I’m sure the book is lovely and I would not dissuade anyone from reading it if they have an open mind! Just wasn’t for me!


You can find more info on the book here and Eimear McBride’s author bio here

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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