This is a difficult story to tell in a way that has reader rooting for you, but it was accomplished beautifully. I loved that each character's chapters were read by a different narrator. It gave the story even more personality.
The story of the workers was told with such dignity and humor and reality.
I especially liked the scene where Minnie and Celia saved each other from the pervert in the back yard. It was a display of respect and affection like a good friendship.
It's a toss up between Aibilene and Minnie, but I think I would choose Aibilene, the story teller. She had a lot left to say and the skill to say it.
Yes, Sophie Kinsella tells a good story, even if they do seem to follow a bit of a formula. There's a lot of similarity in her characters, but she knows her characters and writes them well.
I read a lot of Agatha Christie and there was some mystery to this story, so it was thought provoking. Sophie Kinsella writes good comedy, not so sure about the mystery. I think that she held too much back for too long.
I could imagine an interesting follow up with her mother, sister and business venture.
Yes and no. The story was a good one and it was very funny. But, I am not one who uses the words you can't say on tv and there were many instances of the word starting with
The plane ride with the brain dump, very funny.
As an American, it is exhausting to try to keep up mental English accent. I love the performance aspect of the reading as she makes the character her own.
Probably not, movies seldom live up to the book (except in the case of The Help which was phenomenal) and they would probably cut all the parts that showed the real personality.
It was like having Carol Burnett in my house telling these stories. I grew up watching her show. When I watched her I just knew we were friends. The book confirmed it.
Her book would have been amazing anyway, I know her style of speaking and would have read it that way. Her telling her own story and chuckling at moments reliving the story made it special.
Yes, and I did. I apologize to my family for not making dinner that night.
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