- Publication Date:
- 06 July 2006
- Modern & Contemporary
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This book, a collection of interwoven short stories, follows a group of people who commute to and from their small Irish town to Dublin on the same bus. Though they spend a fair amount of time in one another's company, it quickly becomes clear that those travelling on the bus know very little of one another. As the story of each is revealed the reader learns that each character had significant problems and heartbreak. This formula is one that will be familiar to regular readers of Binchy's fiction. This is one of Binchy's early books, but she has used this formula in later books to great effect. There is something comfortable about Binchy, and the reader can slip into reading her easily. Binchy delivers here exactly what the reader has come to expect from her, and that's certainly not a bad thing.
When I came to the end of the book, I felt like it needed a sequel in order to find out what happened to the characters. I enjoy all of Maeve Binchy's books immensely. I only wish for an ending to these stories of the passengers on the Lilac Bus.
A little cozy book by Maeve Binchy, once again we are tranported to the ordinary lives of ordinary people. I wanted to learn more about the caracters, though...
I love Maeve Binchy but this was not one of her better books. There are others that I have enjoyed much more.
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