Friday, January 18, 2008

Book Review; The Undomesticated Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

This book is one of the biggest loads of tosh I have ever surpasses A Devil Wears Prada and that's saying something. Now, I have actually read 2 of Sophie Kinsella's novels..her first Shopaholic was at times mildy amusing..the second I can't remember at all...pretty much says it all... (By the way they were given to me..I didn't actually buy them.. I don't want my reputation as a chick lit hater ruined) But it looks like Miss Kinsella has just run out of ideas.. a top notch lawyer believes she's made a terrible mistake..goes into some sort of a trance, takes the first train she sees, gets off, wanders around ends up at a house where they think she comes for a position as housekeeper and ends up shagging the gardener.... I'm sorry but it was truly wasn't funny and was on a par with the worst of Mills and Boon. I fail to believe that any woman who has fought her way through law school could be so inherently stupid.. doesn't even know how to use an ironing board? What had she been wearing for her professional job? Uncreasable pyjamas? This was a No 1 best seller in the UK..undeservedly so.

I might as well chuck a book review for The Devil Wears Prada as well. If you like fashion you may just be interested in it. If not, the only way you'll find it interesting is if you get yourself a frontal lobotomy first. I have a wood burning stove which keeps me warm during the cold British nights. Let me tell you that The Devil Wears Prada burnt really well. So did the The Undomesticated Goddess.

© Jane Turley 2008


  1. There is some silly lit out there. Devil Wears did make a fun movie.

    I hope you don't hate Dean Koontz. I like him because he is really funny and writes the most narcissistic villains and the most odd and likable heroes. It is all conspiracy and over the top plots but he has some quotable bits in there.


  2. I think I've read one Dean koontz but it was a long time ago... I will have to refresh my memory. I haven't seen the film version of The Devil yet but I do remember when reading the book that it might work better on film... I felt the comic opportunities didn't weren't really made the most of... and Meryl Streep is a great actress so I'm sure she delivers the goods.

  3. I have been a naughty girl Oneida.. I've bought a Dean koontz and an Ian McEwan, but I've left them in the boot of the car rather than the back of the wardrobe! I can hear that voice ringing in my ears "What more books?" He, he, he...I only hope that when I go to retrieve them that I'll be able to find them amongst all that debris..


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