The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

Book 36/30.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Oh dear. It sucks to say this about a book published posthumously, but I just did not enjoy this.

I added The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories to my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads on January 6, 2016 and I was excited to finally getting around to reading it almost seven years later. Sadly, neither the essays nor the stories were very interesting. If anything, my favourite part of the book was not any of the author’s eight essays or nine stories, but the introduction by Anne Fadiman, professor, mentor, and friend to Marina Keegan during her time at Yale.

That said, Marina’s writing is good and it is quite obvious that had she not tragically died five days after her graduation it would, with time, move from good to great.

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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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