Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sundays at Tiffanys by James Patterson doesn't go far enough

Title:Sundays at Tiffany's

Author:James Patterson


Who Should Read It?For anyone interested in reading a good, sweet love story with a twist

What I Have to Say:What a great IDEA! Unfortunately, I wish that someone else had gotten to it first. I mean, seriously, how cool would it be to have an imaginary friend when you are little. And then to run into him later in life and fall in love. SO many amazing things could have been done with this idea, and I just feel like James Patterson didn't go nearly as far as he should have and didn't do nearly as much as he could have. He didn't take the idea and run with it, so to speak. The imaginary friend wasn't well enough explained, the love story was so under developed that it was basically not developed, and the mother of the main character was stereotypical and seen a thousand times before.
That said, it was still pleasant enough to read, and the idea was good enough that the book had no choice but to be exciting. I was never once bored, and I never felt like it lagged.
All in all, an okay book.

Summary (brought to you direct from Amazon):America's #1 bestselling author, James Patterson, brings us a magical story about a love that transcends boundaries . . .


Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll soon forget him.


Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets someone-a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect. His name is Michael . . .


This is a heartrending story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestselling author all over the world, SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.


Spiggy said...

Wow I want to read it now!!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Ever have an AHA moment? This is mine.. Now I know what it was lacking

Tim A Martin said...

I'm a James Patterson fan and was going to skip this one. But you've managed to change my mind. I'll give it a shot.

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