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The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada #1)
Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself ...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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
Llegué al libro por haber visto la película (sino no se hasta qué punto me hubiese interesado por él), y aunque esperaba que se parecieran, terminaron siendo dos historias muy diferentes. Se mantiene la idea básica de la jefa déspota, pero nada más.
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
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
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
Andrea Sachs or “Andy” was a girl fresh out of college from Brown. She landed a job in a successful fashion magazine, Runway, as a junior-assistant for Miranda Priestly, the Editor-in-chief of the said magazine. Instead, her heaven sent j ...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
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
But this book hooked me from the start and I read every word until about last 100 or so pages. It started to get very repetitive and I started getting quite frustrated as I was hoping to learn something in-depth abo ...more
Basically, I will add my opinion to that of countless other goodreads reviewers -- this story worked much better as a movie than as a book. When I read the book, it felt like "The Nanny Diaries" but with a more superficial premise/setting. The movie, however, conveyed some things that the book either couldn't, or didn't, get across (at least, from my hazy memory o ...more
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