Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

Title: Sex and the City
Author: Candace Bushnell

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 1, 2006
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446617687
ISBN-13: 9780446617680

Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious mating habits of the privileged are exposed by a true insider. In essays drawn from her witty and sometimes brutally candid column in the New York Observer, Candace Bushnell introduces us to the young and beautiful who travel in packs from parties to bars to clubs. Meet "Carrie," the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places..."Mr. Big," the business tycoon who drifts from one relationship to another..."Samantha Jones," the fortyish, successful, "testosterone woman" who uses sex like a man...not to mention "Psycho Moms," "Bicycle Boys," "International Crazy Girls," and the rest of the New Yorkers who have inspired one of the most watched TV series of our time. You've seen them on HBO, now read the book that started it all...

My rating:

I liked the Sex and the City TV series. I liked the friendship between the women, I liked the joie de vivre, if I may use the phrase, the honesty, and straightforwardness of it...The only thing I didn't like is the main protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw. She was annoying, needy, selfish, narcissistic, and an asshole (to her friends and to her men) most of the time.

Reading this, I realized all the aspects of the series I did like, were thanks to the amazing writers of the show, unfortunately, the only thing they kept of the book, was the one thing I disliked, Carrie Bradshaw.

I didn't finish it. I couldn't bring myself to finish it, because, frankly, I have much better things to do than waste my time reading this drivel, like washing my hair or cleaning my kitchen counter. Anything is probably better than reading this.
Dull, morose, trite, egotistical, without a single spark of humor it's just a collection of average newspaper columns. No life, no real story, no humanity.


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