- File Size: 488 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Publisher: Grove Press (May 11, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZMWV2Y
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,042 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Truly, if you're going into this expecting the story in the TV, you may as well not read this. It's a great book, truly, written in a unique, fluid style that gets at the truth with no apologies. By comparison, the show sugar coats the pure cynicism of the characters and their experiences.
It's always cool to read about the way things happen to people, unfettered. There are so many topics related to sex and being single in NYC that it makes me wish I could go back and read ALL the columns.
Now I'm going back and watching the series to compare. IMO, the first season is most true to the book, but after that, it takes on a life of its own.
I'm a believer that the book is almost always better than the film adaptation. True in this case, but it's a close race.
But you can't read this book and THINK Sex and The CIty the TV show because this Carrie Bradshaw and that Carrie Bradshaw are a number of ticks different. There's no way a studio exec would take the chance the book's CB. They have to make $$$. They have to make her "LIKABLE" for all the women who are inflicted with the Cinderella Syndrome. I mean, this CB, sniffs lines, smokes marijuana and drinks until she pukes. She has a lot of friends and sometimes Samantha Jones gets on her nerves. This book is grittier and is not a story for those who ascribe to the "THE SCRIPT."
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However, it has dated, and that's more to do with the tv series than the passing of time (though that has a part to play). It's not nearly as explicit, in places it shies away from being so, but the topics, to an officianado of the series felt a little - well, stale, occasionally a bit boring. So in that sense, not at all like Jane Austen. I suspect this book's success was built largely on its shockability and now that it's gone. then - well, it explains why I had to get it second hand and it wasn't available on kindle, I suspect.
But for all that, I'm glad I read - an exercise in style with some really funny bits. Almost, in its own way, dystopian even.
This book is poorly written and lacks the likeable characters featured on the TV series.
The many Americanisms and references to people only Americans have heard of, also makes it a difficult read for people outside the US.
My advice. Don't bother.
Entiendo en sí por qué el libro ha resultado llamativo: la ironía en cuanto a destripar la superficialidad de la élite y la farándula neoyorquina. Pero creo que hay que estar un poco "en el ajo" para sentirse identificado/a con la obra, o encontrarlo más tongue-in-cheek de lo que es. Por momentos sí tiene alguna que otra gracia sutil, pero nada más. Realmente, no me gustado, pero para poder opinar de algo, y conocer la génesis de la serie, lo he leído al completo.