It was an odd read for me. Had to decide a number of times whether I wanted to keep reading to the end. A lot of peripheral characters I had a hard time keeping track of. It's not bad, just wasn't my cup of tea.
It is refreshing to pick up a novel that seems to demand little effort to be read. I have always found great merit in this deceptive simplicity, and celebrate when I realise I’m trapped by the story and that it possesses an unsuspected depth. Such is the case with this first novel by the Irish writer Sally Rooney. She has managed to breathe a new and very contemporary life into the often told story of an affair between a younger women and a married man. She has done so with great dexterity in easy flowing prose, with a penchant for excellent dialogues, and an accurate eye for the multiple variants of a same situation as lived by the different characters involved.