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Monday, September 5, 2011

"Sundays at Tiffany's"

by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet, AF, 2008, 308p, rating=1

As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her.
When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael--handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy--and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited. (Goodreads)

The movie version of this book aired on TV (LMN) several days ago and I absolutely loved it so I practically ran to my library to check out the book that it was based on.  A day later I started the book and I wasn't liking it.  I was going to drop it but I persevered hoping it would get better.  Haha, I should have dropped it!!  It was awful.  Practically nothing like the movie and I'm not exaggerating!  I can't believe the movie still named it after the book.  Ugh, such a misrepresentation of what I was hoping to find in the novel ..actually anticipating that reading the story would have been better.  I was so disappointed.

I'm speechless.  I want to tell you to read the book and watch the film so you'd understand what I mean (it's a quick read) but that might be mean and selfish on my part in order to make a point.  Please, just watch the movie and ditch the book.  The movie makes more sense and lovelier.


  1. Hmmm, its usually just the opposite, not to often that you hear that the movie is actually better than the book. Think I will pass on this one!

  2. Yes, it's not often that the movie version is better than the book and so I thought when I saw this movie ..thinking the book must be even better! Maybe I enjoyed the movie too much and just bummed that the book was totally different. Maybe if I didn't have the movie to compare it to, it may have received an extra star. :)


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