10.01.2008

The Wedding by Danielle Steel Review

I just FINALLY finished The Wedding by Danielle Steel. All I can say is that apparently she does it for everyone else (proven by her numerous books that are ranked #1 book after book and the photo above), but me. I have never had to motivate myself to read or finish a book more, than I did with The Wedding.

Unfortunately the book was just dull, dull, and dull. The main character was Allegra was fine and dandy but 517 pages of the same thing over and over was just too much for me to handle. It wasn’t trashy at all (barely any “romance” scenes), and I felt like I was reading the same adjectives paragraph after paragraph. The book read like an after school special, problem arrives, problem solved, everyone happy…minus this reader who was bored out of her mind.

The only part of the book that made me laugh (seeing as the book was written in 2001) was the description of the wedding dress...

"Allegra and her mother went shopping at Dior, and they ordered a dress that Mr.Ferre was apparently willing to have slightly readjusted to suit Allegra. It was white pique, with a white lace overlay. It was short in the front, long in the back.And he was going to add a short, high-necked, long-sleeved white lace jacket.It came with a huge white lace picture hat, and it was exactly what Allegra had in mind for her wedding. It was elegant, young and exciting!"

Quite a vision of a dress if you ask me. I have always hoped my wedding dress would have the same description as a mullet.

Now that summer is over, I can get back to reading books that are far more interesting. My summer experiment with trashy novels was a failure and I can officially say that romance novels are not for me. While I would consider reading another Jackie Collins novel, Danielle and I are sooo DONEZO.

Next book on the list…Stori Telling by Tori Spelling. CAN’T WAIT!!

4 comments:

Lindsey said...

You'll love Stori Telling. Such a quick read and great juicy details. I loved it!

Kelly said...

I am about 20 pages away from finishing Stori Telling. It is so great! I love it!

mom2lo said...

I think I grabbed The Wedding in an airport bookstore several years ago. It was my only Danielle Steel read, and I recall being a bit disappointed.

Emily said...

Just about to start Book 4 of Twilight - it just keeps getting better! So addictive! I finish Stori Telling a couple weeks ago - I know you must be loving the 9-0 gossip as much as I did! :)

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