Monday, November 25, 2013

#43 : Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella : A Review

BOOK TITLE: Can you keep a secret?
ISBN: 0440241901
AUTHOR: Sophie Kinsella a.k.a  Madeleine Wickham
GENRE:Fiction- Chic Lit
FORMAT: Digital (E-Pub)
REVIEW BY: Shree Janani
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Stumbled upon it while looking for a light chic lit to read.
Chic lit. That one genre I turn to when I am going through a rough patch. That one genre people don't take seriously. That one genre which can make a woman in turmoil feel better!
This book was no different. The protagonist Emma cariggan like any other normal women has her share of secrets. On her way back from a conference Emma's flight is jilted by turbulence  sending her into  panic mode making her blabber all her secrets to a complete good looking stranger sitting next to her.
She forgets this whole episode until that “good-looking” stranger turns out to be her company's elusive CEO, Jack Harper who is visiting her office. What follows is a complete comedy.
Emma finally breaks up with her long time “perfect” boyfriend Connor and falls in love with Jack Harper who like most of the men in chic-lit stories, break her heart only to come begging later.
It's a feel good kind of story that ends in this happily ever after note. Typical Kinsella style.
One big drawback with Kinsella's writing – It's just too predictable. Especially if you have read the Shopaholic series. Its plain monotonous. Reality bites. It can’t end the same all the time can it?
Yet, no matter how predictable the book is, the reader is always left feeling good and happy. That’s exactly why Kinsella is famous and her books are widely read in this genre
VERDICT: Read it when you are down in dumps. Will do you good.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The books follows her life from when her credit card debt first become overwhelming ("The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic") to the latest book on being married and having a child ("Shopaholic & Baby"). Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.
EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback, Hardcover, Digital
PRICE: Rs.294.60 (Kindle)

Note : This review was first posted in 
Readers' Muse


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