Saturday, July 14, 2012

Remember Me: Book Review

By Sunaina Patnaik at Saturday, July 14, 2012

Book: Remember Me?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
ISBN 978-0-552-77527-4
Price: 350/-

This is the first book of Sophie Kinsella that I have read and oh boy, did I love it or did I love it? I received this book as a gift from my best friend, and I have read it thrice. I know, I can be quite crazy at times but the book was so good! I love this book for its slick humour, quirkiness and a bit of romance here and there. Sophie Kinsella, the Queen of chic-lit has proved that she can go way beyond Shopaholic series with the other set of her books but of course, I have no qualms with the Shopaholic series.

Lexi Smart wakes up one morning in a hospital room to realize that she has been hit by partial amnesia and three years of her life have been wiped out. She cannot fathom the fact that he has transformed over-night, from a crooked snaggle-toothed woman to a well-groomed, smart woman with perfectly gleaming teeth. And well, the changes are not so good after all, for she loses her best friends and forgets the major parts of her life. For instance, her wedding and even worse, her own husband!

The moment she sees her husband, Eric, she cannot believe her luck. He looks like a drop dead gorgeous, Armani model and well, he is all soft-spoken, sweet and there again, she cannot understand how she lands up this guy. She believes that her marital life would be amazing once she gets to know her husband well, again. And hence, he makes her a marriage manual to help her to recollect everything and honestly, the manual is very dumb and consists of few gross things. I mean, a marriage manual? Seriously?

Just when she thinks that her life is perfectly awesome, she gets to know the reality.
Reality Check: Her best-friends hate her, people at her work-place call her a cobra, a rival at work is after her job, and an insanely mysterious guy called Jon (who happens to work for Eric) claims to be her lover. Perfect!

Every character in the movie is a specimen. Lexi's mother who is obsessed with her pet dogs in a weird, fanatic manner, her sister, Amy, who does all petty stuff, her idiotic ex-boyfriend, and honestly, you cannot stop adoring that Jon guy and hey, you start disliking Eric. Half way into the book and you find him creepy and irritating who cares only about his loft style apartments. Very gross! And then, there are few parts in the book where you cannot stop laughing. The book is humourous at many stages.

The remaining part of the book is how she figures out everything and comes out of the mess. A perfect plot for a Hollywood movie and I can already imagine Bradley Cooper as Eric, Meg Ryan, Ashton Kutcher as Jon, if it ever comes out. But how I wish it does.


Sugumar on 15 Jul 2012, 04:56:00 said...

I cnt wait to read it, u write the reviews so good that people who are not that much into reading too strt reading!! :p

Sunaina on 15 Jul 2012, 05:08:00 said...

Yeah but when you read it, you might not like it. These books repel men, don't they? ;-)

And thank you!

SJ on 25 Jul 2012, 10:54:00 said...

Its nothing outstanding,, but still fun

Its a light read,,, fun.

In fact u shud read her shopaholic series!!

nice review

Sunaina on 25 Jul 2012, 12:29:00 said...

Thank you. I have read Shopaholic series already.

Asha Srini said...

Wanted to read this on my list :)


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