Monday, June 9, 2008

The Devil Wears Prada

So, while I was in the hospital.... I managed to finish The Devil Wears Prada.
I'm not going to bother with some long detailed review -- I think I was the last person in America to read the book.... and I haven't seen the movie.

Instead, I'll just share some things that I found interesting.....

Upon seeing the book, every nurse in the hospital had to comment on it..... "I loved that book," "I hated that book," "It was hard to get into," and of course the usual "Not as good as the movie" or "So much better than the movie."

Makes me wonder..... do you prefer to read the book first? or see the movie first?

I personally prefer to read the book first (if I bother to see the movie at all) -- I can't really think of an instance where I preferred a movie to a book..... but that's just me.

The book was okay -- it was fluffy -- good for hospital (or beach) reading, but not much more.

Based on Sarah's and Arwen's recommendations, I'm currently in the middle of the The Time Traveler's Wife and so far.... I like it -- it's clever and different and it's holding my attention without being so intellectual that I can't put it down and pick it back up easily..... I hope to finish it by the end of the week..... so I'll let you know how it is when I'm done.


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Ooh! I'm still waiting for my friend to bring me her copy so I can read it.

Also - congrats on the new Dubya!

Lastly, I haven't read OR seen "The Devil Wears Prada".

Should I?

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Thank you

I wouldn't go buy the Devil Wears Prada.... if someone lends it to you... it's a decent beach read.

JerseyTjej said...

I read the book a couple of years ago and liked it. I got a different feel for the movie, but liked it as well...or maybe it is just anything Anne Hathaway and or Meryl Streep. Cool blog and thanks for recommending such good reads!

Sue said...

I liked the book, and we rented the movie...I prefer to read the book v. see the movie - the actors in the movie are never what I picture in my head. (Don't get me started on the whole "Spenser For Hire" tv debacle.)