Author: Sophie Kinsella
Page Count: 320
Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Chick-Lit; Humour
Publication: Black Swan
Publication Year: 2000
Everyone’s moving on without me, into a world I don’t understand.Rebecca Bloomwood
I am not that into Chick-Lit Contemporary Fiction novels, which is why I’ve been pushing away this book for years even though it was recommended to me years ago by a close friend. And now that I’m done reading it, I wish I had read it sooner. But I’ll be honest with you when I say that I am quite glad that I had not read it before. I don’t think I would have liked it back then. Right now was the perfect moment to read this kind of a book and as a result I loved it.
Characters: The characters were perfectly flawed. The entire book was written in first person narrative through Rebecca Bloomwood. I do like all the characters and how real they were portrayed. But I don’t remember much physical description. Probably that was left to the reader’s imagination. It was not much required really. The story revolving around the characters amazed me and that was enough. However, I would have liked to know a little more about Luke Brandon.
Writing: There was a flair in Sophie Kinsella’s writing. Very easy to read through and easier to comprehend. The flow of the novel was smooth and the story was developed pretty well. I’ll repeat, readability was high. Recommended if you’re facing a reader’s block.
Plot: Brilliant work done in plotting this novel. I loved everything about this plot. The way every character was put to use and all the events placed precisely where it was needed. Intelligently written and I cannot stop gushing about it. Loved the conflict and loved how romance was not the main theme of this story. This mysterious romantic thread amidst the protagonist’s own story was just perfect.
Movie or Book? As soon as I finished the book, I wanted to watch the movie. So I watched the trailer and ended up regretting it. Like always, they seem to have changed a lot from the book. A lot of crucial things. So, I’ve decided not to watch the movie.
My Rating: 4/5
Happy Reading, folks!