Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
|Published (Last):||16 November 2016|
|PDF File Size:||12.66 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||15.81 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Kelly Martin. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Come See About Me by C.
Kelly Martin Goodreads Author. Alternate Cover Edition of Twenty-year-old Leah Fischer's been in a state of collapse since the moment police arrived on her Toronto doorstep to inform her that boyfriend Bastien was killed in a car accident. After flunking out of university and cutting herself off from nearly everyone she knows, Leah's saved by Bastien's aunt who offers her a rent-free place to Alternate Cover Edition of Twenty-year-old Leah Fischer's been in a state of collapse since the moment police arrived on her Toronto doorstep to inform her that boyfriend Bastien was killed in a car accident.
After flunking out of university and cutting herself off from nearly everyone she knows, Leah's saved by Bastien's aunt who offers her a rent-free place to stay in a nearby suburban town. Initially Leah keeps to herself, with no energy for anyone or anything else, but it's not long before her nurturing neighbours begin to become fixtures in Leah's life and a much needed part-time job forces her to interact with other members of the community.
And when Leah is faced with another earth-shattering event, her perspective on life begins to shift again. Soon Leah's falling into a casual sexual relationship with Irish actor Liam Kellehan, who has troubles of his own, even as she continues to yearn for her dead boyfriend. Clearly she's not the person she thought she was—and maybe Liam isn't either. Get A Copy. Published first published June 6th More Details Edition Language.
Other Editions 8. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Come See About Me , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. Start your review of Come See About Me. Over at the blog today, I posted a double review of this book along with C. Kelly Martin's Yesterday. If you're starting here - great! Follow the links to read my whole crazy train of thought!
Many of my friends have urged me to try out C. Kelly Martin over the past year, and it just so happened that I ended up reading two of her books in succession this summer — two very different books, as it turns out. I liked one of them a good deal and the other one…not so much.
The protagonist is in her early twenties and is experiencing debilitating grief for the first time. It reads like a YA. It walks like a YA. It quacks like a YA. Cue the studio audience track going Oooooooooh. No, no, not in that way. Okay, a little bit in that way. The sex here is messy and awkward. And the lovers somehow manage to do it without being perfect the one forever and ever for the rest of eternity soul mates.
All of which is depressingly unheard of in our stories about young people. I also really love the way that C. Kelly Martin writes. Her prose is very straightforward and stripped down in a way that reminds me of Sara Zarr. I never connected emotionally with this book. No part of this story resonated with me. My own grief stayed silent and cushioned and safe in all the corners where I like to stash it away.
I am more of a recovering shove-it-all-down-and-soldier-on type of person. Follow this link to my review of Yesterday! Back Now? Okay, enough about that. I didn't think Buzo's book was as strong, but it was still enjoyable. I have three data points so far - if you've read both of those books I'd love to have more! As for my future with C. Kelly Martin, I will definitely be checking out more.
I love her writing style, and I'm convinced that one of her books will work for me. This review in its entirety was also seen at The Readventurer. View all 20 comments. The prose is pitch perfect, this elegant blend of simple and straightforward with some poetic turns of phrase sprinkled throughout. Martin is a talented writer, for sure, and there's nothing like sinking into a book from the first page thinking 'this is going to be good'.
And it was good. From the blurb, you know it's a grief book, coupled wi The thing that most sucks me into C K Kelly Martin is how she gets right under he character's skin, and she has done it again in Come See About Me with Leah. From the blurb, you know it's a grief book, coupled with sexy times.
My gosh, C K Kelly Martin brings the angst and depression and sorrow and longing and utter devastation with such expertise. I really felt that. But, if the pacing feels a little slow at the beginning, hang in there, because it is so worth it. Just a few more chapters along, and suddenly I couldn't put the kindle down.
My gosh. Because he is so much more than that. I love all the shades of grey in his character and in his relationship with Leah. He is also complicated, messy, older. And Leah's relationship with him is complicated, messy and definitely older. A word about the sex: It's sensual and steamy and completely hot as in HOT.
Without the bounds of being a YA book, Martin is able to explore more sexually, and the scenes are essential to the relationship and so gorgeously and evocatively done. The scenes weren't just some steamy filler, guys, they had depth and emotions and all kinds of excitement and confusion that comes with a sexual relationship in your early twenties.
Caution: The sex scenes are not fade to black, and are for mature readers, not young teens IMO. Where was I before I was distracted by Liam? Coming to the climax and resolution, I had this sudden panic attack. So bewitched by the story, it had slipped my mind that this is a Martin Book, and her stories often have these bittersweet read: painful endings.
The suspense in those last chapters nearly broke me. Which is a true sign of my love for the characters, my gut clenching for them. No spoilers here, but absolutely everything I felt while loving in this world was worth it and I thought the ending was perfect.
She brings what feels like the truth with a heartbreaking and hopeful clarity. I was sucked in, swallowed up and mesmerised by this story. I read it over the course of one blissed-out ache-y day and one month on, I am still feeling the emotions of this read.
New Adult Fiction: Come See About Me
For herself. The thing is, it is not easy. She wants to stay where she is because it is where she was happy. Her job at the museum is also just a little too much to take, so she quits showing up and now, she lacks an income to even pay for her apartment.
Come See About Me
Kelly Martin. All of Martin's books are deeply written, touching, sad and funny and a combination of all of this put together. This is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. Oh, how I love C.
Come See About Me by CK Kelly Martin
Love and peace are eternal. Her most recent novel, released under the name Cara Martin, is a creepy horror centring around a kidnapping and a malevolent house. Kelly Martin. The main character, Leah, is twenty for most of the novel and when the story begins she's in the throes of grief for the boyfriend she believes was the love of her life. Leah is from British Columbia but had been attending university in Toronto where she'd been sharing an apartment with boyfriend, Bastien. When Bastien doesn't come home one night, and the police show up instead, Leah goes into a state of collapse. Nothing matters—not her part-time job, her friends, her education.