February 11, 2009

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham

After reading a couple of heavy books, I decided to check out a chick-lit book that I had picked up at the library. I enjoy the Shopaholic series written by Sophie Kinsella as a quick read, so when I discovered that her real name is Madeleine Wickham and that she writes more serious books under her real name, I was intrigued.

The premise of this book is that there are two families desperately in need of a vacation to get away from the stresses in their lives. Both are invited by their mutual friend Gerard to spend a week at his villa in Spain. Unbeknown to both families, he has double-booked them. So they spend the week together. But all is not as it seems, for two of them used to be a couple, but their spouses do not know.

I attempted to read this book, but it was horrible. While the plot seemed interesting...throwing the two families together and seeing what happens...the problem is nothing happened. The characters were all selfish and one-dimensional. Everything that happened to them was predictable.

So do yourself a favor and don't bother reading this book. It is just disappointing.


  1. This is really interesting...I didn't realize "Sophie Kinsella" was a pseudonym! This was also a fun coincidence since I just read (and reviewed) a Sophie Kinsella book.

    Sorry to hear this book was a waste of your time, but thanks for steering us clear :)


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