Review: Not Working (A Novel)



Claire Flannery has just quit her office job, hoping to take some time to discover her real passion. The problem is, she’s not exactly sure how to go about finding it. Without the distractions of a regular routine, Claire confronts the best and worst parts of herself: the generous, attentive part that visits her grandmother for tea and cooks special meals for her boyfriend, Luke, and the part that she feels will never measure up and makes regrettable comments after too many glasses of wine. What emerges is a candid, moving portrait, of a clear-eyed heroine trying to forge her own way, a wholly relatable character whose imperfections and uncanny observations highlight what makes us all different and yet inescapably linked.

Rating: 5 stars


Not Working by Lisa Owens is an extraordinary novel. Readers will be blown away by the main character, Claire Flannery. A woman who decides to quit her job to find what she really wants to do. Readers can easily connect with this characters especially this side of what Claire is searching for…especially, with our job market outlook today…we all need a lot of humor to get us through. Claire Flannery provides us, readers, with tons of laugh-out-loud moments and keep us turning the pages with deep interest. Lisa Owens has taken the reality of life and created a female character that is lovable to all sexes. Her determination and struggles feel like our own.

Never before have I read a novel by Lisa Owens until now. I have to say that her writing is believable and highly entertaining. The fast-paced plot hooks, readers with every flip of a page. Drama, intrigue, and action make this a wonderful story to read. Family, have a way with dropping wisdom off onto one’s shoulders. Wisdom, that helps us move forward with our lives. I enjoyed reading and following Claire Flannery as she says the most unexpected things and learns what she wants in life. Job hunting is super hard especially when you don’t know what it is exactly you want. Lisa Owens hs brilliantly taken readers down this path and showed them that maybe…just maybe things can turn out alright. Not Working is the most talked about novel, and I can definitely see why after reading it. A happy yet hilarious read that will entice readers from everywhere. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to all.


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