There are very few books I quit reading, even if I don t like them, because I am compelled with book guilt most of the time I did not make it through this All I can say is the writers for the HBO series REALLY had some vision, because the show was about 4000 times better than the book This book is nothing like the show which I adore I couldn t make it past 50 pages of this book I was so bored Candace Bushnell is so impressed with herself and that s pretty much what her books are about There was no plot or substance to hold my interest. This was ridiculous It was incredibly self indulgent and trite It s incredible that someone read this collection of articles and said, Hey Let s turn this into a wildly funny, intelligent, and timely series that will win Emmys and Jill s Heart Avoid the book, rent the series. I think I read this right after the show first started on HBO The book is nowhere near as entertaining as the showit doesn t have the 4 girlfriends on the town approach that the show takes instead, it just focuses on some caricature of a stupid New York type that I hate the ones who live here like it s LA with bad weather.If I had read this before I watched any of the episodes, I never would have turned on the show. This is certainly different from the series and it s not just the mounds of cocaine and pounds of marijuana consumed by the main characters.The selling point of the series has always been the friendships between the four characters In this book, on the other hand, it s every girl for herself The women are never supportive, and are usually backstabbing Carrie is even of a mess than she ever was in the TV show Everyone seems utterly miserable.Also Allegedly this is uproariously funny, but I didn t laugh once while reading it.Not sure how they got the TV series out of this book The two seem very tangentially related. I seem to be one of the rare ones here, but I am a fan of the show who actually enjoyed this book I decided to read it not because I thought there would be something new and exciting to behold, or because I was expecting a riveting, entrancing novel Rather, because I was curious about the origins of the characters and plotlines in one of my favorite television series Most of the stories from the first season of the tv show are lifted from this book However, some of the characters are different in the book Charlotte is not the preppy friend of Carrie but rather the love jaded English woman we only see in the pilot episode of the show The book doesn t focus on Carrie and her friends from Carrie s perspective, rather it is told by an outside narrator and focuses on several different people I also liked seeing a new dimension to Carrie she is still as neurotic as ever, but also a little sarcastic, and we learn of her childhood in Connecticut, humble beginnings in New York not able to afford furniture, so she sleeps on a foam sheet covered by her only possession a mink coat and even get to meet her parents Overall, an entertaining read for fans of the Sex and the City television show. Readers If you pick this book to readthen treat it as a book to read It is not a serial Nor is this Chic Lit material What it is is a very mature and advanced version of relationships, people, women, sexualitywhat I enjoyed about this book was the way it was disconnected from emotionsbut revealed emotions ultimately Candace Bushnell has put in a lot of thought in developing a variety of characters from Mr Big to Mr Marvelousher style is unique, imaginative yet with all the elements of reality I wouldn t rate this as a favorite, but would rate it as a book to be readif you want to understand the politics of men and women, sexuality and importantly life in a busy citythe book does not have the famous Carrie as we would like it to be when you watch the serial The serial I feel is for the masses.the book for those who are interested in lifeREAD IT for sureIgnore the comparisons between the serial and the bookif you are looking for a descriptive of the serial..then read the script of the serial..not the book Atta girl Candace Bushnell.rare is a work of art like your s appreciated in today s world Mejor la serie, la verdad. Enter A World Where The Sometimes Shocking And Often Hilarious Mating Habits Of The Privileged Are Exposed By A True Insider In Essays Drawn From Her Witty And Sometimes Brutally Candid Column In The New York Observer, Candace Bushnell Introduces Us To The Young And Beautiful Who Travel In Packs From Parties To Bars To Clubs Meet Carrie, The Quintessential Young Writer Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places Mr Big, The Business Tycoon Who Drifts From One Relationship To Another Samantha Jones, The Fortyish, Successful, Testosterone Woman Who Uses Sex Like A Mannot To Mention Psycho Moms, Bicycle Boys, International Crazy Girls, And The Rest Of The New Yorkers Who Have Inspired One Of The Most Watched TV Series Of Our Time You Ve Seen Them On HBO, Now Read The Book That Started It All I would have actually given it 1 star but i happen to like it in the beginning.All i can say is i despised this book and i practically rush read it just to get it over with.I mean the way the men and women are portrayed in this book makes me physically ill I had to force myself to finish it, all the while i was reading this i kept wishing that i could read something i actually wanted to read.What a waste of time.I am glad it s the libraries book and i didn t waste precious money on this.
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best selling author of Killing Monica, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as di
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- Sex and the City
- Candace Bushnell
- 10 December 2019 Candace Bushnell