Ladies' Night atFinbar's Hotel

Ladies Night atFinbar s Hotel A novel by Maeve Binchy Clare Boylan Emma Donoghue Anne Haverty Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Kate O Riordan Deirdre Purcell devised and edited by Dermot Bolger A year has passed since the closing of Finbar

  • Title: Ladies' Night atFinbar's Hotel
  • Author: Dermot Bolger Maeve Binchy Clare Boylan Emma Donoghue Anne Haverty Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Kate O'Riordan Deirdre Purcell
  • ISBN: 9780156008662
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • A novel by Maeve Binchy, Clare Boylan, Emma Donoghue, Anne Haverty, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Kate O Riordan, Deirdre Purcell devised and edited by Dermot Bolger.A year has passed since the closing of Finbar s Hotel, a down on its heels hotel on the Dublin quays Now it has reopened its doors as an ultra chic Euro hotel Ladies Night describes, with inimitable Irish wit, oneA novel by Maeve Binchy, Clare Boylan, Emma Donoghue, Anne Haverty, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Kate O Riordan, Deirdre Purcell devised and edited by Dermot Bolger.A year has passed since the closing of Finbar s Hotel, a down on its heels hotel on the Dublin quays Now it has reopened its doors as an ultra chic Euro hotel Ladies Night describes, with inimitable Irish wit, one night in its newly illustrious surroundings In one room a man surreptitiously helps his wife s friend get pregnant, while next door a businesswoman battles her father And down the hall, a nun struggles with the most important mission of her life A spirited mix of pathos and humor, this is a tour of the human experience, told with panache by Ireland s finest modern storytellers.

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    711 Comment

    Not one of my favourites, but I did enjoy the author's use of Irish atmosphere and humorous creativity to bring this book to life.

    Great Stories but I am really frustrated because I want to know the author of each story. because I prefer the writing style of some over the others and would like to read more if their work.

    This novel, authored by seven famous female Irish writers, is a collection of stories, each taking place in a different room of the recently refurbished Finbar's hotel in Dublin. Each chapter is written by a different author, so the style and content vary. The reader is left to determine who wrote which chapter, as there is no indication in the text. The guests have different reasons for being there. One guest is a nun, unsure of her vocation and registered under a false name. Her behavior on he [...]

    This book is about the lives of 7 people in 7 different rooms at Finbar's Hotel. Each room/story is written by a different author but they all sort of intertwine throughout the novel. I gave 2@2 stars, 4@3 and the 1 (the penthouse) got 4 stars, that one was hilarious. This was really an enjoyable read and there were some laugh out loud moments. Favourite sentence: "Her figure was still the same. It just wasn't in the same place." Haha.

    A collection of short stories, some better than others. Got it to read on the airplane and it worked well with all the interruptions

    I read it because Maeve Binchy is one of the authors. The concept was interesting: seven authors each penned one chapter of the book. Each story is standalone, but together, they contain little crossover elements tying to other stories in the volume. An added goodie is that the authors have penned their stories anonymously, so you don't know which author wrote which chapter.It's set in Finbar Hotel in Dublin (apparently, there was a previous book set in Finbar in the same vein. I might go check [...]

    Less entertaining than Finbar's Hotel, Ladies' Night is a disjointed collection of stories that take place on the same night in and around the same hotel, but might be fun for some to read.

    I only picked up this book as I needed something to read for a Irish Challenge for the month of March, a friend at the library recommended it to me. I wasn't even sure if I was going to read it, but had some time so thought I could read one of the short stories and go from there. I am glad that I did. This book ended up being super funny and all of the stories very quirky. The main premise of the book is one night at the Finbar Hotel, each story centers around a woman, the room she is staying in [...]

    This is the follow-up to Finbar’s Hotel. The Hotel has now been renovated by a Dutch rock star and his Irish wife and a new set of seven Irish writers, all women, take up the mantle of creating a character for a room, while interweaving the characters from the other stories. Sadly these stories are just as depressing as the ones in the previous book, although there were a couple which caught my interest for a while and raised my hopes that I might be starting to enjoy the book. I really felt l [...]

    Surprisingly charming and a quick read; I suppose this might qualify as "chick lit," I'm really not sure, I'm not even sure if I've ever read "chick lit." I started reading this while at the library waiting for my kids, and I finished it that night. That's more a case of it being a quick read and shorter than it looks, and not so much that it's a page-turner, although there is some of that and the characters are frequently engaging. The book bills itself as a novel, but it's really a collection [...]

    Ladies Night at Finbar's Hotel was a good read. Each chapter was written by a different Irish author (you have no idea who wrote which chapter). The story is set in a newly remodeled Dublin hotel, Finbar's and each chapter is a completely different story. If you didn't know the chapters were written by different authors, in most cases, you wouldn't be able to tell. To me, the only clue is the length of the chapter or breaks within the chapter. Some have longer reads before a break. My favorite s [...]

    Okay beach read. It's an interesting concept that a different author composes each chapter (although you don't know which chapter is written by which author - likely fans of these authors might be able to figure it out). It's really a collection of short stories that occasionally are connected when one story refers to someone else sitting in the lobby for example. Unfortunately, I think most of the stories relate tales of wow-begotten women, instead of powerful women traveling on their own. One [...]

    The idea of an Irish nun looking for sex with strangers is about as unlikely a premise as you could imagine, but the anonymous writer of 'God's Gift', one of the stories in this book, somehow manages to make it believable. 'Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel' is a collection of short stories by Irish women writers, all centred on one fictional Dublin hotel. I don't think any of the authors would regard their works here as Serious Literature, but they are hugely entertaining. The final story in part [...]

    I have not read the original to which this is a sequel, but I can't say I will make it a priority based on this volume. It's not bad, rather whimsical, at times excessively so, though there are some some sections that are ponderously Irish (read: depressing) which sets up a bit of incongruity with other sections, all of which is I suppose to be expected when you have a pastiche of multiple authors all reading and trying to interlace narratives with each others' stories. I applaud the effort, but [...]

    This was a light hearted, easy-to-read collection of stories by accomplished authors. Each chapter revolved around a character somehow associated with the Finbar Hotel. It was fun to see different characters reappear in different chapters and to see how they were viewed differently by themselves and then by others. All the characters seemed to have a "past" and looked to reinvent themselves or to solve a mystery from their past. Most chapters were a bit drawn out, perhaps even overly dramatic, a [...]

    2013: I remember liking this book a lot better the first time I read it. I did like the way characters from one story showed up in other stories. I also liked the collaborative mature of the work. In terms of a book of short stories, the single location made the stories hang together much better than other collections I have read.I the stories themselves were not as tightly written as they could have been. I understand that there was an undercurrent of the frailties of human nature, but the stor [...]

    Since each chapter in this book is written by a different author, I wrongly assumed it was a book of short stories and read the book over a long time period. Actually, each chapter is connected to a previous one in subtle ways as characters reappear and it would have had more meaning if I'd have read it through continuously. I really enjoyed the ways each author wove in the characters' connections - interesting.

    Funny in parts, but definately missing the magic of Maeve Binchy whose contribution is a mystery. I sorta got distracted by the profanity and vulgarity in places, which certainly wasn't Binchy's.e's more tongue-in-cheeky and clever to have to resort to that. Anyway, an interesting collaboration but not lacking the aparkle of Binchy.

    A collection of short stories all taking place at Finbar’s Hotel on one night. Each story stands alone, but some characters appear in multiple stories. Lots of variety in character and tone, as 7 authors contributed. I could tell which ones were by my favorite, Maeve Binchy. Delightful!

    A slim book of short stories, each by a different female Irish author, each taking place on the same night at the same hotel. Well done, with fun references from story to story.I read this on a recommendation, and now simply can't remember *where* I got that recommendation!

    I really enjoy reading Maeve Binchy, so thought I'd give this book a try. Each chapter is written by a different author, all Irish writers. It was just a mix-bag for me. Some stories I wanted more details and others, I didn't care for.

    Each chapter in this book is written by a different Irish female author. It makes for a somewhat schizophrenic read, with some chapters much more appealing to me than others. In the end, I'm frustrated by not knowing which author wrote which chapter.

    Conceived and curated by Dermot Bolger, this collection of short stories is centered on a renovated Dublin hotel visited by a number of women, some with connections to its past. Each story is written by a different Irish author, and I found some more successful than others, for me.

    Written by Irish women, each room is written by a different (and unnamed) author. All rooms mesh together to bring together a story of Finbar's Hotel. Unique approach to writing and great story telling.

    This was a collection of stories including some of my favorite female (and Irish) writers. It also introduced me to a couple of new ones, Claire Boylan, for example. I thought it was a unique device to have all the characters passing through one hotel.

    A perennial re-read for me. I adore Maeve Binchy and read anything with her name on it. I'm going to start reading the authors in this short story compilation also, there was no bad spot in this book.

    Seven well-known female Irish writers. including Maeve Binchy, contributed the stories that make up this novel about different rooms on one night in the Finbar Hotel in Dublin. From sad to comical to quizzical, interesting reading.

    The idea of this book (known writers each contributing one chapter) was more intriguing than the actual chapters turned out to be. It once again reminds me that the short story format is not my favorite. I like to get more involved with the characters than a chapter allows.

    Each chapter is written by a different Irish woman author. Devised and edited by Dermot Bolger.Chapter writers are not matched up with chapters, so don't know who wrote which.Very entertaining, liked how the book flows and the story doesn't seem disjointed.

    Good quick read. Each chapter written by a different author. Each chapter is an individual story with some of the chapter main characters making brief appearances in other chapters. Would be a great read while on a long flight.

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