Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review#16: Shopaholic to the Rescue: Sophie Kinsella

Finally laid my hands and finishes the said book. Here’s my take on the same.

About the author:
Sophie Kinsella is a bestselling British author. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The books follow her life from when her credit card debt first become overwhelming ("The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic") to the latest book on being married and having a child ("Shopaholic & Baby"). Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.I find her characters extremely funny and lovable. You could relate to them.

Becky’s father Graham and her best friend’s husband, Tarquin, have disappeared from Los Angeles saying simply they have “something to take care of.”

But Tarquin’s wife Suze who is Becky’s best friend, and Becky’s mother Jane, are convinced the two men are hiding something and are in danger—their imaginations run wild. They must track them down!

Hi jinks ensue as husband Luke drives Becky, daughter Minnie, Jane, Suze and other favorite Kinsella characters across country from LA to Las Vegas in search of the missing men.Becky feels deeply guilty about ignoring her father while he was in LA, in addition Becky feels her enemy Alicia is threatening her friendship with Suze.

My Review:
This is the last book of the shopaholic series I guess and I must say I was relieved that it ended. The other books were way way better as the characters and their behavior made sense. This book I didn’t relate to or to the characters. Not a wonderful twist as I thought it would be. And the characters just lose their way and now can be said “Selfish”. Becky was fun, anyone could relate to her and her behavior sadly I feel she’s lost her magic.

Good that the series ended. For me this is not the best one. I found the other books far better.

My Rating: I would rate this book 2.5/ 5 mostly for the past wonderful books and goodwill of the author. I am hoping and waiting for this wonderful author to come with other wonderful books and series. Looking forward for more.

1 comment:

  1. The Shopaholic was good, but me thinks the author tried to drag the series too much... loses it charm


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