I admit it, I am addicted to romantic comedies. Milkrun, while not rising to the Getting Over It, Rachel's Holiday, Bridget Jones level in quality is certainly a very strong, very enjoyable novel. Another admission: I'm not in my twenties, and I was still able to enjoy this novel, if only for the nostalgic elements. Milkrun tells the story of Jackie, a young twenty something who has just been dumped in an email by her boyfriend who is "finding himself" in Thailand. Unfortunately for Jackie, he also found a leggy Dutch blonde. With the help of her friends and a number of cocktails, she sets out to recover from this jerk (appropriately named Jer). She hits the Boston bar scene and embarks on a number of bad (but bad in a hilarious way) dates, until she finally discovers what it is she is looking for. This novel is a funny lark--there is not one serious sentence in there. Jackie is an endearing narrator--she'll make you chuckle, she'll make you laugh out loud. I recommend this novel for all romantic comedy fans. It won't let you down.
This book was cute, although it started off a little slower. It took me a while to get into the characters and really want to pick it up and continue reading. One I the story got a little more interesting, it moved along much better.
Jackie is a single girl in Boston, after having been dumped for Thailand by her ex, who doesn't necessarily want to be in Boston. She moved there to follow her then boyfriend, Jeremy, but he deserted her and Boston right before the big move. Jackie finds a home for herself and a small circle of friends and begins to push herself back into the dating world. Every guy she meets seems like the perfect guy, until she begins to date him. Missing Jeremy and all the while falling for his friend, Andrew, she wishes herself a boyfriend so hard, she her chances at a great new experience.
Jackie Norris, the main character, is so likeable--I wanted to call her up and commiserate with her by page 20! What is this nonsense about finding oneself? She doesn't seem to get 'it' either. If you're lost, how do you know when you've finally been found? It is so much fun to peek into the mind of this character, I couldn't put this book down! She's witty, wry and confused--all ingredients for a fantastic read about her dating days. You'll be in stitches, seriously! There aren't a lot of complex issues, or unbelievable events, but this book was a fabulous read--truly one of my favorites by the halfway point. I found myself reading parts out loud to my friends and when I stopped, they asked for more. You won't be able to NOT like Jackie Norris-her voice is so easy to relate to and enjoy. Overall, this was an awesome book that flowed really well. My only complaint was that the ending left me wanting...more, I suppose! That's probably also a positive thing about the book. I won't miss any future books by Sarah Mlynowski. I was absolutely sad that it was over, but now I can start reading "Fishbowl". This book comes highly recommended.
This book isn't like Bridget Jone's Diary and thank God for small favors. While I loved the movie, the book of BJD was depressing and not at all enjoyable. If it weren't for Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger I wouldn't have been able to sit through the movie either. Milkrun is histerical. I laughed out loud many times. It is a fun and quick read. I really liked the emails and phone calls. This book will also make a great movie or series. It sreams funny! Don't listen to the bad reviews. If you are on the fence about this book, buy it! It is worth the money and then if you want you can give it at the Christmas gift exchange, (most people do one of these at some point, if you don't,you know what I mean).
My first book by this author and I was not disappointed. I enjoy chick lit and have been increasingly frustrated by all the dismal examples of this genre out there. Milkrun was fun, entertaining, fast paced and believable. I got a little annoyed with the lead character as she tripped in and out of some stupid dating encounters - but then reminded myself that heck, havent we all done similar stupid things?! Especially after having our hearts broken. LOL The first person narration worked really well and Mlynowski does dialogue exceptionally well. A very good piece of chick lit. Will defn be reading more by this author.
The writing in Milkrun is as cute as the cover! A perfect read for any 20 or 30 something...or any girl who is single or remembers what it's like to be in the dating world. The main character Jackie is a 24 year old single gal who recently moved to Boston to be with her boyfriend Jeremy. When Jeremy decides he needs some time alone touring Thailand, Jackie finds herself boyfriend-less in a new town. As a result, you will become one of Jackie's closest friends, following her around in the search for Mr. Right and experience her female friendships along with her. This book is fun and humorous and the perfect read if you're looking for some light-hearted single girl in the dating world entertainment!
Many "chic lit" books claim to be "funny," "witty," or "humorous". And of those I've read, it's true some have made me laugh, laugh out loud even. But Milkrun had me ROLLING on the floor! This is a hilarious look at dating and guys. I was reading it before class one day, and after a quiz before other students were done I decided to pick it up and read a little more. Unfortunetly, I had to put it down because I couldn't stop laughing out loud! Mlynowski has a witty writing style and a humorous look on life. The story isn't half bad either, not to say it has much of a plot, but the humor carries it. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read that will make them laugh HARD.