vrijdag 9 september 2011
50 Books Challenge 2011 - # 48: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Story: Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What are you going to do with your life?" phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal life and her professional life is...invisible.
Start: september 4th 2011
End: september 9th 2011
Comment: I really liked "The Devil Wears Prada" so I thought I'd give Lauren Weisberger's second novel a shot. It starts out like a pretty standard chick-lit. Bette is sick of her job and decides to make a change. When she does, she enters a world filled with glitter and glamour, parties in the hottest clubs in town and she's surrounded by celebrities. Her job soon becomes her main priority, when Bette would normally never choose her job over her private life. Well... sounds familiar? It's not very different from "The Devil Wears Prada". Bette is not a character I can relate to in any way. I didn't understand why she played along when a rumor was spread about her and a man she absolutely despises. The only characters I really sympathized with were her best friend Penelope and doorman Sammy. The story was very fast paced though, but didn't have any memorable moments. The ending for that matter was really satisfying, eventhough it was pretty predictable. But in these books that hardly bothers me. If you're in for a light, non-nonsense book, this is your pick. But if you loved "The Devil Wears Prada" and you want another original story by this author, I wouldn't recommened it to you.
Rating: 2/ 5