Monday, June 11, 2012

Last Night I Gave You My Heart (Book Review: Last Night At Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger)

Let me just go on record that I read "The Devil Wears Prada" way before everyone else discovered it. I don't even remember how I found out about it - I think it was at The Strand - but I remember thinking, this book is a winner. And the rest, for Lauren Weisberger's sake, is history.  I also liked her other book, "Everyone Worth Knowing," (although I did feel it was a little bit of a rehashed 'Prada') so I don't know why it took me a long time before I got to read "Last Night At Chateau Marmont." This book was on my TBR pile for a very long time, and I started it a couple of days ago.  Well, a couple of pages into it I realized again how Ms. Weisberger is a great storyteller. There is nothing new in this story - a couple whose relationship gets rocky because of fame - but she weaves a yarn that's so interesting you feel like you have never heard the tale before. She has a great knack for setting up scenes that grab you instantly, and you want to know exactly what happens next. The first part- the setup- was great, but the last third sagged for me. I felt as though she didn't know how to wrap up the story, and even feel like she didn't really believe her own ending. But it is mostly very good - a great summer read that will keep your interest all the way through. 

And by the way, this is the fiftieth book I have read this year! I am half-way there! 


1 comment:

  1. glad you liked it. i read "between you and me" by emma and nicola. the premise is somewhat similar in terms of being a celeb and the paparazzi being in your face all the time.