Sunday, February 17, 2008

(18) Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

Eh. It was ok.

The premise of the book is that Lexi Smart has had a car accident. When she wakes up in the hospital she has forgotten the last three years of her life.

She has forgotten that she had her teeth fixed, lost weight & is now a KNOCK OUT.
She has forgotten that she has married a GAZILLIONAIRE named Eric.
She has forgotten that she was promoted at work.
She has forgotten that she was having a torrid affair with her husband's colleague.
And she has forgotten that she has turned into the world's biggest bitch.

As the days pass after the accident & Lexi returns home with her husband, she starts piecing together the life she has led for the last three years. And it is not a life she she is proud of. She has some pretty big decisions to make. Does she leave Eric? Does she allow her entire department to be fired? Does she just stand back and let all of her closest friends hate her?

Remember Me is a chick lit book, but some of the content matter isn't all that fluffy. And the book is not written in a way that endears you to the main character. And honestly, I didn't laugh once. Unlike the Shopaholic series. Or even Jane Green's books. I really have no desire to see what happens to Lexi next. To me, that is when an author has done his/her job. When you finish the book & you wonder what will happen to the heroine next.

Lexi Smart? Not so much.

It will be a runaway bestseller, just because of the author. Sophie Kinsella has created a legion of readers who hunger for her next book. I just hope this one (like The Appeal by John Grisham) won't turn off loyal followers.

Now I am off to spend a snowy day curled up with my books and my movies. I suspect I will have multiple postings today!


Lisa Mandina said...

How'd you get to read this before it came out? No fair! I had to wait and couldn't buy it last night cuz it was SOS. Yeah, sometimes authors aren't great on all stories, but I will keep giving them chances. Was it kind of funny like her others? That's what I like so much about her is the laugh out loud factor

Anonymous said...

I had the Advanced Readers Copy.

Lisa Mandina said...

Oh, you're lucky. I'll be buying it Thursday night when I work.

Lisa Mandina said...

I had to come comment again, because as I'm reading this, I am enjoying it and wanting to know what all was really going on and how she changed so much from when we first met her. So I guess so far I'm disagreeing for a change with you on a book. Wow, weird. :-)

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

I am glad that you are enjoying it. It just seemed so predictable to me!

And disagreement is good!! It sparks interesting conversation!

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