"A wonderfully warm and welcoming read, meet three generations of the Gogarty family as they deal with the mayhem that life throws at them."
What a lovely, amusing, and uplifting multi-generational debut this is! Viewed from three different perspectives of the Gogarty’s from gran through to teenager, we see family life in all its wonderful glory. The three distinct views, all linked and sometimes tangled yet separate, make this a readable peek into their relationships. Rebecca Hardiman lets you see possibilities and potential, encourages a connection and made me care about Millie, Kevin and Aideen. I wanted to reach out a hand, offer a warning, give a needed hug. I also smiled, and raised and eyebrow or two as havoc danced hand in hand with pandemonium. 83 year old Millie was a particular favourite of mine, she’s fabulously eccentric and adds just the right note of mischievous humour. Among the lightness, there are some stinging notes to be found too, which ensures this is a fully rich tale with much to discover. Good Eggs is a delightfully friendly and welcoming read, sit back and enjoy!
|Modern and Contemporary Fiction
An enjoyable, heartwarming take on a dysfunctional family life.
I really enjoyed this debut novel about a dysfunctional Irish family. It centres on the tale of Millie, a shoplifting, eccentric gran, Kevin, her unemployed stepson and Aideen, the teenage rebel daughter to Kevin. Feisty Millie is a great character and you can’t help but laugh at the mischief she creates. I can’t say I ever warmed to Kevin though, he really isn’t a particularly pleasant character. A mostly funny and relatively light read. Plenty of family drama to keep the reader interested.... Read Full Review
Family Fun! I thought it was well written and kept me intrigued, will definitely be looking for future work from this author.
I have always loved a family story set in Ireland. I haven't read one for a while so jumped at the chance to read Good Eggs.
It did not disappoint. I enjoyed reading about the family, especially seeing what trouble the Gran would get into, never a dull moment in this family!... Read Full Review
A light-hearted read that was ideal for these difficult times as it took me to another place and time.
I enjoyed reading this book and it had a good mix of characters and plot lines. Introducing the reader to the Gogarty family the story is told to us from three points of view the grandmother Millie the teenage daughter Aideen and father Kevin.
All have their own interpretation of events and each had a distinct voice which helped move the story along. However, I did find that the Kevin character and his story was the least convincing.... Read Full Review