©2004 Emily Giffin; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
after reading "the heart of the matter" by Emily Giffin, i thought i would read some of her other titles. The heart of the matter was about redemption and forgiveness after an affair. But then i read "something Borrowed", and was sorely dissapointed. There were no virtuous or dignified characters in this book.
The narrator of the story is an idiotic woman that has an affair with her very best friends Fiance.Every character in this book is selfish, and self absorbed. If your looking for stories in this genre, i suggest you rent the series "sex and the city" it will be far more entertaining, and interesting with more insights.The book has many flaws---its not elequently written. Frankly---i dont see how any good can come of reading this. It encourages infidelity and glamorizes deceit. There is nothing good to take away---no insights, no happy feelings. By the art on the front cover, you would think this book is about something cute. and that its entertaining. I can assure you this book is mildly, if any amount, entertaining. Not worth the time or money to read this.
barely liked the main characters and found the constant internal dialogue extremely boring. I know some people can relate to this book but I am so glad that I just can't. If a girlfriend of mine went through this drama, I really wouldn't want to hear all about it.
Something by Kate Atkinson.
I can't believe I listened to this entire story waiting for it to get better. The Darcy character was too extreme, I grew entirely exhausted of hearing the name in the text over and over. Ridiculous is the word that comes to mind when describing the plot, Rachel is a sniveling second bester, Dex is too flawless, Ethan too supportive. It's so unrealistic it's unbearable.
I liked the narrator and the story was good but it just didn't sit well with me. The story is very hard to believe and I hated Dex. He was scumb and trying to make it all work in the end left me feeling kind of sick. I was expecting something better. (I gave it 3 stars because the narrator is so good.)
I think the narrator did a great job and I found myself invested in the story. I would recommend the book to anyone.
This has to be one of the worst books I've listened to. It moved so slow - it was all I could do to make it to the end. In fact I ended up skipping large chunks just to get to the end hoping that the ending would make it all worth while... that wasn't the case. I got really tired of the main character whining and rationalizing her life as a door mat and a cheater. Its written as a long winded monolog in her head - which is not an interesting place to be.
I had a hard time identifying with the chaaracters. They were young, self-centered, socialites in NY. I dind't hate it but it wasn't one of my favorites.
I loved this book! I cannot wait to read Darcy's version in Something Blue even though I am not a big fan of her character. This was a great chick lit and made working out a lot more easier since I had to finish this book! I wish something blue was not an abridged version! I highly recommend this book!
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