22 January 2009

Book Review

Last week, I finished reading James Patterson's 'Sundays at Tiffany's'.

Here's the synopsis (what a fancy word!) off bn.com; then I'll tell you what I thought.......

As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her. When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael--handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy--and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited.

I enjoyed this book. It was a really quick read that I just simply couldn't put down. And I didn't sob, which is more than I can say about reading Patterson's 'Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas'. Some of the reviews on the web complained that the plot was too obvious and far-fetched. I agree that the idea of an imaginary friend suddenly being real is far fetched, but that's why they call it *fiction*. And as a bonus, it kept my attention so well that I was able on more than one occasion to block out PS2gamefest'09. That gets loud, LOL.

If you've read it, let me know what you thought.

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