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.

4 comments:

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.