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Everyone Worth Knowing
Aug 27, 2009
After 'The Devil Wears Prada' Lauren Weisberger's 'Everyone Worth Knowing' was a let down. An enjoyable let down (however odd that sounds) but a let down non-the-less. Skimming through the first few chapters - which really make you want to return the book and pretend you haven't opened the cover - you pick up the begining of the thread of the storyline and hold on gently for fear it might break from thinness. The people being exposed as skinny, bitchy, glamorous career girls are almost identical to the earlier novel. Rather than hitting the message home, it irritates you that you aren't given a fresh dose of characters. A lot of the story is about Bette's fake reltionship with Philip Weston and is quite frankly as interesting as watching paint dry. The storyline just wasn't gripping and I didn't really care what happened to any of the characters. Although certain parts were mildly amusing. the 'hidden' plot secrets were blatantly obvious, the dialogue monotonous and sometimes extremely long-winded. All that said; for some strange reason I enjoyed reading the flighty, fashion-fuelled, shallow novel that is the bible to the millions of Lauren Conrad aspirers. Now how does that make sense? Maybe sometimes we all just need a little kick to remind us how to laugh at the ridiculousness of life.
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