Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen
Source: Penguin Random House
If you don’t know any Irish possibly you have no idea that Aisling is a name; Irish for ‘dream, vision’.
So when I started reading What a Complete Aisling, I was expecting a lot of Irish humour and life, and I wasn’t wrong, this had been an insight of life here in Ireland, mixing the life of busy Dublin with the tranquil village of Ballygobbard.
Aisling has her life more or less balanced, during the week she works in the big city while on the weekends she stays with her parents at the small village. Everything will change when a trip to the “too much tourists” Tenerife island with her boyfriend doesn’t end with a happy engagement and she decides to take a break of them, not just the boyfriend but all her life as she had lived since then. So when she decides to move to Dublin with her co-workers she knows that she will have to change but, is she ready to stop being Aisling?
This story explains Aisling’s life, with her ups and downs, how life with your parents away could make your life quite difficult, or how breaking with your childhood friend is not simply saying stop but having to separate two life that had been together for a long time.
This had not just been a funny book, but an opening eye story, because some of the insights that are written in the book are really how life is here, they see the life in the big city too far away and simply like their lives without big changes or a hurry life. Maybe that’s why I still haven’t feel the “Irish calling” in my blood yet, too many years living in a busy city and loving it, but reading Aisling life makes it seeing with another view, you have it or not, and it would be your decision to know if Aisling has the blood to survive in the big city… ready for it?
This book will make you go to a rollercoaster of emotions, ups and downs, but at the same time a really fun attraction to enjoy and remember for a long time. And lets say the truth, I am sure you will repeat the experience! 😉