Saturday, March 1, 2008

Fluff is fun

I like Sophie Kinsella's stand alone novels. I never got into her Shopaholic series, mainly because I'm a miser and I couldn't handle reading about such a spender without wanting to step in and help her save money. Anyway, I must have been first in line for my library's copy of Remember Me? because I got it this week.

It's total fluff, but it's funny. I laughed out loud reading this book. The set up: Lexi has amnesia and can't remember the last three years of her life--three years where she evidently totally changed her life. When she wakes up, she has a new body, a new job and a new husband. And, evidently, a new personality. So she struggles to figure out why she became a nasty person and why a lot of things have happened.

The only thing I didn't like is the fact that she's a cheater. I don't care if her husband's a louse, you still don't cheat. If she was so unhappy with Eric and so happy with Jon, why didn't she get divorced months ago? It worked as a plot device but still....

As for the cover, it's actually quite perfect for the book, especially once you learn what the sunflowers mean (which by the way, was very sweet, the whole adultry thing aside).

So, all in all, I liked the book. It's a great fun read.

Rating: 7/10


Jennie said...

It's so funny to see you say that you couldn't do the Shopaholic books because you're a miser, because that's exactly how I feel! Her idiotic spending drove me nuts and I couldn't finish the book. I've never read any Kinsella since.

rachel said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in that opinion! It was hard for me to even finish that book...I kept on wanting to give her a budget. :) I like Kinsella's other books much better.