Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Rating: 4.1.5
Category: Romance

Review: 3/5

I really liked the premise of this book. Jane is an eight-year-old child with an adult imaginary friend. He means everything to her because she is neglected by her mother. Michael is a "real" imaginary friend. It's his job and he has all the powers he needs associated with such a job, like being visible or invisible to whomever he chooses. This was a quick, easy, fun read. Predictable and fluffy could also describe it well, though. I enjoyed it as I read and had a hard time putting it down but when I was done, thought, there wasn't much substance to it. There is a sex scene that I skipped and a half dozen f-words to spoil it, too. Another thing that bothered me was the cover. I think it's a beautiful cover, but Jane is a blond and I had a hard time picturing her right because of the picture of this dark haired woman.

I've seen a few reviews for this one that were quite derogatory, calling it too predictable, dumb, etc. Others really liked it. I didn't think it was that bad and I did enjoy it while I read. So Sundays at Tiffany's will be classified as a "read at your own risk" book. I'd be interested to hear what you think if you've read it, or tell me if you think you might read it.


Jeanette said...

I've read two books by James Patterson and thought the writing was terrible. It amazes me that every thing he writes ends up a bestseller.

Anna said...

I think James Patterson's writing has declined. I used to enjoy his books. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas was good. I liked the premise of Sundays at Tiffany's, but the writing wasn't great in my opinion. He could've done so much more with this book.

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

Nouveauwriter said...

I couldn't finish this book because it wasn't captivating. The writing was elementary and the storyline strange. I expected so much more, especially from a bestselling author.

Book Lover Lisa said...

I am half way into this book, and have to say that I am pretty underwhelmed.