Rooney is touted as an up-and-coming literary star. Conversations With Friends tells the story of two performance artists (and former lovers) Frances and Bobby, whose relationship changes as they enter the world of Nick (an actor) and Melissa (a photographer). The dialogue is crisp, the character observations subtle yet biting. Underneath the nearly impenetrable veneer of the life-sick characters, is their gentle probing for some sense of emotional contact, however fleeting, or coolly received.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)