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Alice in La La Land by Sophie Lee
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Jun 08, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: shite, drama, 2008
Recommended for: no-one
Read in February, 2008

I think this book is crap.

The book consists mainly of Alice's observation of her auditions and are written in a mocking and slightly condescending way. Although it's written from Alice's point of view, Alice still feels distant by the end of the book. She is also a very unsympathetic character (there are many times when I curse her for being idiotic).

There is a sense that the book was written only to mock the auditions and the movie/TV industry. The main characters are one-dimensional (perhaps this is the author's vengeance on the industry for not acknowledging her). The supporting characters are written in a detached and shallow fashion that you wonder if they were nothing more than plot devices.

Nick, the romantic interest, doesn't even seem to have any chemistry with Alice and their whole romance (if you can call it that) feels contrived. The ending feels rushed and quite unbelievable.

This book makes you wonder why publishers choose rubbish to be printed.

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