Le diable s'habille en Prada (The Devil Wears Prada #1)
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In Defense of Miranda Priestly
The premise of this novel as most know it is OMG, my boss is a total dragon lady!!!, but I think that is both an unfair assumption and oversimplification. Little background is given of the title character other than she grew up in a lower class family, changed her name, and worked her way up the corporate ladder to her current position as editor-in-chief. The audience isn’t given much more than that to round out her character, though Meryl Streep gives her ...more
God have mercy, I finally finished this horrific book! Honestly, it wasn't so bad, just tedious and repetitive. I picked it because (a) the movie was coming out and (b) I recognized the title as a popular book, albeit a couple years ago. The premise to the book is that a young woman takes a Junior Assistant position at a high-fashion magazine and the She-Devil who runs the show. The movie had the same premise, but that's practically where the similarities end.
Andrea Sachs takes the job, even t...more
I am generally bothered by books and films wherein the main character is offered an incredible opportunity, but because they are worried they are sacrificing themselves, they toss it out the window. (I am wi ...more
In the interest of full disclosure, I spent several years in what we shall charitably call the fashion industry. So young, insecure, underpaid, working for creative tyrants, living on coffee and celery, and not being able to ...more
I can explain more if you still feel like reading this book. Honestly, I won't stop you from reading The Devil Wears Prada, I just don't suggest yo ...more
I could write for three days about how much I hated this book. I still can't believe I finished it, and the only explanation I have is that it was kind of like not being able to look away from a trainwreck. Actually, "trainwreck" ...more
The movie was no great shakes, really, although the cast did a solid job with what they'd been given. Still, I sought out the book because I felt that, as with most film adaptations, a lot of depth had probably been jettisoned, and rightly so, in the translation to the screen. After all, a novel can tackle a lot more than two hours of screen time can.
Imagine my surprise to find that the movie had ...more
I’m going to be quite honest here: I saw the movie before I read the book. Several times, in fact. The movie came out in 2006, when I wasn’t a reader yet. The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies that they play on TV quite regularly, and is one of those movies that I almost always watch when it is. Because it’s a really great and entertaining movie – Anne Hathaway’s, Meryl Streep’s, Stanley Tucci’s and Emily Blunt’s performances are absolutely top notch. So when I saw the book in th ...more
A girl who doesn't care about fashion gets a job at a fashion magazine, bitches about fashion, fucks up at her job, and turns into the thing she hates by screwing her friends?
Why does this sound like "Mean Girls" without the comedy?
El argumento es bastante sencillo, ya que gira en torno al trabajo de la protagonista y las relaciones y emociones pasan a un segundo o tercer plano (además de que aunque quisiera seguir con su vida, no tendría tiempo de hacerlo).
El diablo viste de Pr ...more
Criminey, the things you forget - like what a whiney and generally unlikeable person the main character is. She bitches, she moans and she ess ...more
I think that it didn't help that I had watched the movie multiple times and LOVED it. I had high expectations for this book and it did not deliver!
Having seen the movie well over 20 times, I found the book to be very little like the movie in most regards. The book is far more depressing, but far more real, and thus far more enjoyable. If you've never read this book, do s ...more
In fact, if they hadn't come out with the movie (which I'm a big fan of, by the way), the book would have probably disappeared from my radar forever.
Nothing really happened in the book, which I objected ...more
Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million ...more
I only want simple and inexpensive gifts this Christmas. I want a Bobby Brown make-up set from Bobby Brown herself (though I don’t use make-ups), a one-of-a-kind leather Kate Spade handbag from Kate and Andy Spade, a multistrand beaded verdura bracelet from Aerin Lauder, a diamond encrusted watch from Donatella Versace, a matching beaded tanktop and evening bag from Mark Badgely and James Mischka , a zebra-paint jacket from Alberto Ferreti (I don’t do animal prints but if i ...more
Siempre quise leer el libro, y al fin lo hice, y me ha encantado. Es diferente a la película (no en la línea base) pero si en situaciones y algunos comportamientos de los personajes (para tener en cuenta)
Pero la historia de ...more
I was considering giving up and putting the book down a few times during this read- but I figured "it's gotta get bback on track sometime"
This was never ending- there was just so much bitching, and complaining and horror stories about this boss that it was almost painful to read after a while. She's the devil- in prada- we get it!
The only satisfying thing i ...more
Peccato, perché lo spunto sarebbe stato buono: un ritratto ironico e graffiante del mondo della moda, tanto idolatrato e vagheggiato oggigiorno, e il conflitto che inevitabilmente viene a crearsi nella vita privata delle persone sottoposte a ritmi di lavoro tanto frenetici.
Manca tuttavia il guizzo dell’originalità e dello humour, quel pizzico di sorpresa che impedirebbe alla trama di risultare tanto ripetitiva ...more
Overall, it was good. I'm quite suprise how much I love this book. Surely, it started with a very slow and almost to the point boring that it took me ages just to reach 100 pages mark. I actually stop reading and watched the movie instead. But l'm glad that it getting more and more interesting after 100 pages mark.
I enjoy the day to day task that Andy had to deal with. And Miranda way of bossing and scaring people around her was absolute b***h. But you can't called Miranda evil wears P ...more
The Devil Wears Prada
Book bought in: Moab, Utah – USA
In this review, the book has not been compared to the movie; I wanted to review the book in itself.
As a horribly unfashionable person myself (at least, that’s what I believe, as Prada does nothing for me and I can’t for the life of me walk in heels, oh, and I like my hips), picking up The Devil Wears Prada with all of its fashion stereotypes meant indulging in a guilty pleasure.
Andy, a freshly graduated ...more