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Sex and the City is a collection of essays by Candace Bushnell based on her and her friends' lifestyles. It was first published in , and re-published in Sex and the City book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious. 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.
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And that is not a shoe for a year-old PR girl—though it is one for her to aspire to. In her columns, Carrie is fearful about the present: is this enough? Can this relationship—either one with a man, or one with myself—satisfy me for the rest of my life?
At one point, as her relationship with Mr. Big hums along, he and Carrie go to his house in Westchester and he heads out to play golf—a picture of the perfect suburban life. She goes outside and walks around the yard. She walks to the end of the street. Walks back. What a waste of time. I am glad it's the libraries book and i didn't waste precious money on this.
Jun 07, Taneika rated it did not like it Shelves: More of my reviews can be found at Flipping Through the Pages!
The exception to that is this book, I was simply disappointed. But the book? I really apologise if this review is really nasty, but it took me ages to read, I just had no interest whatsoever, every book, no matter what I thought of it, has been able to reel me in the story within the first few pages but this?
Just no. This is just fluff and I was expecting all four girls from the show to be characters in this book but apparently Charlotte was made for the TV show — I love Charlotte! Also, the characters in this book just astound me. They are trying to be young again by doing copious amounts of drugs and hitting the hottest clubs and whatnot. Apr 22, Allegra S rated it did not like it Shelves: Oh my god, if you download this book because you love the show and you want to read about a group of friends navigating the struggles of friendship and dating in New York City - STOP.
This book is nothing like the tv show and will only make you regret the money and time you spent on it. Go read the 'Something Borrowed' series and thank me later. Aug 08, Isa K. I don't know what was more interesting: They break into roughly two camps: I will refer to these people as "stereotypes" even though I've never actually been to New York I don't know what was more interesting: I will refer to these people as "stereotypes" even though I've never actually been to New York during the period in question.
That's not to say this book is GOOD. This book is It's a good subway read. Most of the good stories are spoiled by the TV series, which may take something out of it. At the same time, I liked this book because it felt more raw and real than it's adaptation. Carrie in the TV show is whiney, codependent, obsessive and insecure. Her narrative constantly tries to pass off her narcissism as empowerment oh sure, breaking up with your boyfriend on the way to the St.
Barts was about "having faith in yourself" not at all about trying to emotionally blackmail him. Keep telling yourself that. Every time someone in the cult of Sex and the City describes themselves as a "Carrie" I want to hunt them down with a shotgun.
It's appalling to me that people seem to think this character is some kind of role model. She's always shown as the wronged party, living a life of relative leisure and successful in all her endeavors. If she does fail it's only in the most charming way with everyone dropping everything to fawn over her. The only time I ever liked Charlotte as a character was when she finally called Carrie on her bullshit and straight up told her "It's not my job to fix your finances" It also really bothered me that the show didn't make more of an effort to explore the relationship of Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda with each other.
We're supposed to believe that these four people are all good friends, and yet they only really exist as an extension of Carrie's needs.
No wonder Carrie is a narcissist. Imagine my surprise when I start reading this book and find a Carrie who is real, compelling and kind of badass. You know Candace Bushnell is not really a great writer. I don't think that will surprise anyone. There were times, especially towards the end, where I felt like I was reading bad fanfic: Carrie cries, Mr Big smokes his cigar, Skipper runs over a Serbian hooker How would you feel if your friend was not only publishing stories about your sexual liaisons but also ascribing motives to your action which millions of readers would treat as fact?
If you want the trappings of fiction, read fiction.
There are thousands of struggling novelists hoping you will. Unlike TV Carrie, Book Carrie is never portrayed as anything other than a complete disaster of a human being. The first time we meet her she's described point blank as an alcoholic and a bitch. She smokes an ungodly amount of pot.
She has a flock of twenty-something girls who worship her but who she publicly despises. She is snarky and cynical. But most importantly the book doesn't pretend that everything is going to turn out all right for her in the end.
The exact opposite actually. Plenty of designer brands are name dropped, Big and Carrie have a house in the Hamptons, vacation in St Barts, get all adorable skiing in Aspen.
It's ugly. It has consequences. Money and self-centeredness do not make people happy. In the last chapter of the book Carrie goes off to visit her friend Amalita Amalfi. Fans of the show will remember her as the international playgirl who introduces Carrie to the idea of being a kept woman. The book starts off with more or less the same storyline, but doesn't white wash it the way the TV show does.
In the show Amalita effortlessly glides from man to man, traveling the world, being spoiled with expensive presents.
That to me is a whole lot more interesting than the pink sparkly special snowflake bullshit the show tries to push down our throats. May 31, Ivana Books Are Magic rated it did not like it.
Let's get straight to the point. This is one of the worst books that I have ever read as far as I can remember. The series is so much better than the book. I mean I'm not exactly a fan of the series, but I can say i like it The TV series was often witty, intelligent, funny, well scripted and acted.
The book doesn't have anything in common with it. Everything that would sometimes annoy me about the series I said I'm not exact Let's get straight to the point. Everything that would sometimes annoy me about the series I said I'm not exactly a fan of it paled away in comparison with this mess. That's it, the word I was looking for. A mess. This novel feels like a mess to me.
It feels like walking in an apartmant inhabited by a bounch of teenage boys who had been living on pizza and past food for a month and have forgotten to take out the garbage, wash the dishes or do any cleaning whatsoever. This book feels like a very very bad hangover.
Like all those awkard moments from when you were a teenager that you just want to forget about and pray God nobody reminds you of them. Like a bitter end of some meaningless fight that left you feel exhausted. Like being forced to watch a soap opera you hate. Like pigeon poo on your new pair of shoes.
That is what this book felt like to me. What did I think of it? Well, in my personal view, it is unbelievably shallow, messy, badly constructed, lacking imagination and writing skill of even the most basic kind.. Hadn't I been a lot younger, I would have probably given up These days I can't be bothered, if I absolutely hate some book I just leave it be and move to a new one.
To whom I would recommend this book? I don't know. You might read it and end up liking it, I didn't. I quite strongly dislike it. If you're a big fan of the show and you want to read it for that purpuse, who am I to stop you? I will say one thing. I don't know how they managed to turn this terrible book and into something pretty good.
I was always sure that script writing takes a special effort and those guys have it! Jan 15, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: After reading this book I've come to the following conclusion: When people say that they only have time for movies, not books, they need to read a different type of book.
Sex in the City the book took me about 2. It's rather obvious when you think about it.
Bushnell's work reminds m After reading this book I've come to the following conclusion: Bushnell's work reminds me of a watered-down Edith Warton novel filled with caricatures of people that seem like they were modeled after a real-world version. But then again, what author doesn't fashion their characters after real people?
Bushnell's journalistic talent is obvious. She throws out turns of phrase that any newspaper editor would salivate for and the story whips and turns at the pace of a race horse. However, I would argue that the book lacks some focus and seems to sprawl from one character to the next but then again, that may be because I started to skim at some point.
I respect her work as a writer and pioneer of chick-lit, but at the same time I'm always left a little bit disatistifed. Good thing I didn't see the movie--yet.
Nov 24, Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing. Yesterday I finished my 44th book in English this year. It is "Sex and the City". It's popular because it has been made a TV show.
I hadn't read the book even in Japanese yet, but I used to watch the drama with Japanese dubs.
The drama was very interesting to know a life in New York, and I enjoyed it very much. The book was different from the drama, but some descriptions reminded me of the scenes in the drama.
I enjoyed reading the book while imaging the main characters faces and voices in the d Yesterday I finished my 44th book in English this year. I enjoyed reading the book while imaging the main characters faces and voices in the drama. I think I can't live like the women in the book. It's far way from my life, and that's why it's fascinating.
I definitely prefer choosing one man with whom I can live for a long time rather to be popular among a log of attractive guys. I am not interested in doing it at all. I can't enjoy each moment, and I tend to think my future.
What I do like about the book is that the New York City lifestyle is more focused on, not just with Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha, but with other characters mentioned as well in the book, Charlotte is rarely mentioned. Characters are drawn into conversations about life in the city in a majority of the book and as a reader; it helped me establish a better sense of what it would be like to live there.
In earlier episodes of the show, this too does happen, but as the producers of the show make more series, this tends to happen much less, if at all. The first TV series does follow some aspects from the book and when either reading or watching the show depending on which you do first you can see this quite clearly. The characters on the TV series are like the ones in the book which is something I really like the show as it is entertaining seeing how the producers of the show have attempted to portray them on TV.
As the making of more series happens, more characters are introduced. Not all of them are as important as the four girls, but some of them do play a big role and end up on the show until the end of the final series.