Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor, Romance
That was not what I was expecting one bit. This is what happens when you read a book after you have watched the movie so many times that you almost now the dialogues of it.
But this does not mean I didn’t enjoy it. I quite liked this book if not loved, it made me laugh and seeing how Rebecca Bloomwood made excuses after excuses to buy anything was unbelievable. I suppose that is really how a shopaholic would be.
Some spoilers might be ahead, be wary.
The ending was not my favourite, and I was in fact kind of looking forward to another date with Tarky despite the fact that I already knew who she would end up with because of the movie.
This girl is seriously deranged, well, most of the time, I mean, are there seriously people out there who would grab their bills and put them in the trash? In a drawer? Think for one moment that if you didn’t receive it or read it then, it would be as if it doesn’t exist? I suppose it must be true, and I suppose that the laws and banks and such in England are different, or I just haven’t had that many debts to pay because I don’t like to owe a thing, not even when someone lends me some pocket money, I pay that up as quickly as possible.
Anyway, putting aside the fact that she had a serious shopping problem, which I can relate to though I do consciously try to control that buying anything I like instinct; Rebecca, made me laugh more with her crazy her thoughts than anything else, she would make a movie in her head and actually believe that all of it would come true up until the moment it didn’t, and she would be so disappointed that it didn’t because, how could that happen? Eh, because you imagined it? Seriously, I replied to most of her insane thoughts while reading.
I got through it all and discovered that the book is nothing like the movie other than they are shopaholics and the names, I know there are other books, but when you make a movie, and the book has the exact same title then you expect something more akin, lol, I was laughing the entire time I wrote that just now, I am quite aware of how a movie can be far different from a book so don’t worry, I’m not delusional.
I’m rambling, I know. The book, back to it, I did like it, I finished and as I said the ending was a bit rushed, and it made almost no sense that she was that into Luke with how little real interactions they had, she just liked him I guess, and he liked her, which is hard to believe, honestly.
Would I recommend it?
I would, if you are looking for a laugh and a sort of quick read then this one will do just fine. I won’t give it 5 stars but I do recommend it. You can find the eBook here: Confessions of a Shopaholic.