Saturday, January 01, 2011

Book 1 - One Day

So this is kind of cheating, because I started this book in 2010, but its kind of like when you had the chin-up tests in elementary school gym class and you would jump a little bit to give yourself momentum so you could at least do one.  I am just giving myself some momentum.

I read this book on recommendation from McKim.  I enjoyed it.  It is a quite perfect lazy reading book.  It is probably meant for beach reading, but it was also nice for the airport and early winter mornings with tea and a blanket and some leftover pie for breakfast.

By far the most enjoyable part of the book was that it was written in British dialect.  It was like reading a language that you are almost fluent in, but do not quite grasp the idioms.  There were words or phrases that gave me pause - but overall, I loved being able to read the book in my head with a British accent and use phrases like "rolltop jumper" and "half five."

Without giving too much away - I felt that the end of the book was kind of a cop-out on the writer's part.  As if he did not quite know where to take the story and so took the very, very easy (for a writer) way out.  It makes you realize why When Harry Met Sally ends where it does.

Apparently they are making a movie of this book.  While for a moment I thought I would go see it in a theater, the fact that Anne Hathaway is in it, makes me think I'll probably wait until I can get it at the Red Box.  There is nothing wrong with Anne Hathaway - I am sure she is lovely girl, but she is 1-NOT BRITISH.

McKim and I already recast the movie with Emily Blunt and Ed Westwick.  Sadly, I just read that they have already wrapped on filming and so my wishes will probably not come true. 

On to book 2.

1 comment:

that mckim girl said...

I feel the same way about the ending. I was loving the book, loving the book, liking the book quite a lot, and then I got to the end and it was just blah. Disappointing.

She's pint-sized and amazing.