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In theory anyway, the world of finance shouldn't be a mystery to Rebecca, since she writes for a magazine called Successful Saving. Struggling with her spendthrift impulses, she tries to heed the advice of an expert and appreciate life's cheaper pleasures: parks, museums, and so forth. Yet her first Saturday at the Victoria and Albert Museum strikes her as a waste. Why? There's not a price tag in sight.
It kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn't it? You wander round, just looking at things, and it all gets a bit boring after a while. Whereas if they put price tags on, you'd be far more interested. In fact, I think all museums should put prices on their exhibits. You'd look at a silver chalice or a marble statue or the Mona Lisa or whatever, and admire it for its beauty and historical importance and everything--and then you'd reach for the price tag and gasp, "Hey, look how much this one is!" It would really liven things up.Eventually, Rebecca's uncontrollable shopping and her "imaginative" solutions to her debt attract the attention not only of her bank manager but of handsome Luke Brandon--a multimillionaire PR representative for a finance group frequently covered in Successful Saving. Unlike her opposite number in Bridget Jones's Diary, however, Rebecca actually seems too scattered and spacey to reel in such a successful man. Maybe it's her Denny and George scarf. In any case, Kinsella's debut makes excellent fantasy reading for the long stretches between white sales and appliance specials. --Regina Marler
got as narrated book to fall asleep with---was so bad i returned itPublished 10 hours ago by flowerchild
Initially I was getting disgusted with the main character, then I began to see myself in her actions. She was acting like a very young immature person. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sue De Nims
Pretty boring. Really light reading Not terribly relevant glad I didn't pay for it. Not what I expected. Silly premisePublished 7 days ago by Wpbeech
Didn't love it. I found Rebecca to be annoying and immature. Glad there was an improvement in character, but not enough to be curious about what happens to her in future novels.Published 21 days ago by dqb
I find Sophie Kinsella to be one of the funniest writers to come along since Janet Evanovich. She's hilarious and her central character will keep you in stitches. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Shopgirl
The author has created a new genre: fantasy self-help for addicts masquerading as chick-lit.
Addiction does not work this way. Read more