Book: Shopaholic Ties the Knot, by Sophie Kinsella
Where I got it: The Open Door secondhand bookshop
Briefly, it’s: the third book in the Shopaholic series.
What I liked: Funny, escapist, entertaining. The plot is way-out – yet it never loses its own inner logic.
But: there’s always the danger in reading a later book in a series that it won’t quite live up to the first one. That was the case for me: I read the first book in Italian (its Italian title is I Love Shopping – !) and it was laugh-out-loud funny, not to mention the kick I got from being able to read it in Italian. And I felt that underneath the fun, the author was treating a very serious subject, credit-card debt. I read this one in English, it wasn’t quite so funny, and it seemed more like Kinsella was cashing in on a successful idea than dealing with the underlying matter. But hey, it was a good read, and I’ll probably read another from the series at some point in the future when I want something light and entertaining.
Anything else: Luke leaves me cold.