Beautiful World, Where Are You

from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People

    • 3.5 • 241 Ratings
    • £6.49
    • £6.49

Publisher Description

'Beautiful World, Where Are You is Rooney's best novel.' THE TIMES

*The Sunday Times and Global number one bestseller*
*Winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards*

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They worry about sex and friendship and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

'A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page.'
GUARDIAN

'Rooney's strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance.'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney's best novel.'
THE TIMES

'Rooney's best novel yet. Funny and smart, full of sex and love and people doing their best to connect.'
Brandon Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES

'Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence.'
IRISH TIMES

'Beautiful World, Where Are You is not just worth reading. It's worth thinking about.'
IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Brilliantly done: gripping, steamy, unbearably sad.'
TELEGRAPH

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
7 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Faber & Faber
SIZE
855.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Or not ,

Disappointing

I found myself waiting for the book to build to something, and to pull me into the characters’ all-encompassing worlds (like Rooney’s other books) and unfortunately, it never really did.

PDBWFE ,

Dull

I managed 75 pages. It’s dull and I found the characters uninteresting . Just not a good book

Ledo15 ,

Disappointing

Average at best.

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