Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Author: Liane Moriarty
Original title: Big Little Lies
Edition Language: English
Series: no
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Audio book
Read by: Danièle Douet
Duration: 15h37m

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads. It is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

My thoughts:
       I did not think I'd like this book as much as I did, because everyone was talking about it and it is not always a good sign , but I liked it for its honesty and cruelty.
     The author looked into some incredibly serious topics - domestic violence, sexual assault, what teenagers really get up to on the internet, bullying, and parental interference in school processes. Some of it was tough to read, and sometimes even scary.
     The moms in Big Little Lies are written so well. I loved all the different stereotypes represented in each of them and how the different dynamics played out between them and their families. 

     The TV series isn't as good as the book. The ending was disappointing compared to the book and altogether it was bleak.

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