thoughts on The Devil Wears Prada

Bought a copy of “The Devil Wears Prada” yesterday. So far it’s been a pretty fun read. Andy’s boyfriend sounded boring and annoying– he didn’t seem to understand just how horrible her job and her boss were. Although sometimes no matter how hard you try, words just don’t seem to do justice to the reality.

I liked the line near the beginning of the book about her fellow college graduates working entry level jobs that were boring and repititive, stuff that they could hire monkeys to do. Tried to look for the exact quote but it’s 1am (what the hell am I doing up?) and I’m having trouble putting sentences together.

The book doesn’t really have a plot. It’s mostly a string of anecdotes. Miranda acts like a spoiled petulant child. It can get repititive.

Want to see the movie. I’ve heard it’s even better than the book.

The writing was okay. Actually I thought it was better written than Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code or John Grisham’s The Firm, both written seemingly for the lowest common denominator. Lord, I HATE  John Grisham’s  writing.  Annoying lawyer who thinks he can write. Blegh. Ptooie!

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7 thoughts on “thoughts on The Devil Wears Prada

  1. Interesting take on Brown and Grisham’s writing. Now I’m kind of curious to read their books just to see what they’re like. I agree with you about Prada, that it seemed more like a string of little daily stories pieced together. Seems a lot of chick lit can feel that way. They start young with things like Princess Diaries and they work their way up to Bridget Jones. Granted there is a plot to them but the way they’re told in these mini stories starts to feel repetitive.

  2. Yeah, from what you’ve said, the movie’s got to be better than the book! Would be interested in your review of the movie, Nancy, if you get to see it. 🙂

  3. Actually, now that I’ve read the book a couple times and seen the movie, I prefer the book for the snarky commentary. The movie got to be pretty sappy, though I really loved watching Anne Hathaway run around in gorgeous designer clothes.

  4. I also liked the guy who played Nigel and the guy who played Christian– just the right amount of slimy 😛

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