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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
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Dec 31, 11

Read from December 24 to 31, 2011

Two stars actually seems generous for this book. I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it, because I certainly didn't avoid it like I have done in the past with unbearable novels. The satisfaction of "The Devil Wears Prada" is similar to the satisfaction one feels upon catching up with celebrity gossip in a trashy magazine. You enjoy doing it but deep down the guilt begins seeping through because at the end of the day you know you're wasting your damn time.
I found the story entertaining, but the writing style and choice of vocabulary exhausting and repetitive. For a book that sets you up with a very clear, linear timeline, I found it to lack reference to which point in her "twelve months of servitude" (an overused line) certain chapters were taking place. At the end of the day I think it would have been a more palatable read if there was more reference to how much certain items cost, rather than just the brand names. I'm not a fashion guru. You can't expect me to be godsmacked at a reference to "Chanel Boots" without describing the appearance and price tag that comes with it.

My main gripe with this book is that I adored the movie. And whilst the book was more in-depth as far as Andrea's family, friends and relationship goes, the movie pulled off the entire story in a far less frustrating and more entertaining way. Perhaps this is simply because you can't cram detailed descriptions of one thousand different couture items into a mere 360 pages.

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