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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
I read this book while in the hospital... I'm afraid I may have
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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
A Book Full of Lauren Graham Humor! I'm a Gilmore fan. I bawle
I'm a Gilmore fan. I bawled when the the finale aired. BAWLED. So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it. I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snar...
I'm a Gilmore fan. I bawled when the the finale aired. BAWLED. So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it. I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snarky. And my dear readers, it was that indeed.
I'm not going to re-summarize the story. The summary above does a decent job of that. I'm going to give you the low-down on the book though. Lauren Graham depicts a great deal of her personality into this story. There was a reason that people loved Gilmore Girls, and a big chunk of that reason was the quirky personality Lauren Graham played. There was so much of that kind of personality in the book complete with the long-winded and super humorous rants. The book is full of light humor, and the struggles of a woman trying to make it in the world of theater as an actress. The story may be predictable, but the refreshing perspective full of humor and clever wit was a huge selling point for me.
Since I am not normally one to really get into chick-lit, liking this book was a pretty big deal. Franny, the main character, is incredibly self-depracting in a way that I actually admired and related to. She wants success, but she struggles with getting it on her own terms with her dignity in tact. She ends up in a relationship with a guy that is just all wrong. But there is an incredibly sweet guy waiting that just adores her. Dan is probably one of the sweetest and awkward characters I've met in awhile.
The book may be chick-lit, but the story is well-thought out and relatable. I appreciated the story I was being told, and enjoyed spending some time reading the words of Lauren Graham. Also, the character is named after Franny from J.D. Salinger's short story. I love it when authors include that story into their own.
Low Points: It was pretty predictable. I had to spend more time with James, a love interest, than I would have liked. There was a bit of flip flopping on Franny's part that drove me a lot crazy at times. High Points: Well of course the humor. There were a lot of scenes that if I just pictured Ms. Graham doing them, they became even funnier in my mind. I loved the 90's references and reading the different messages left on her answering machine. *I honestly miss the old-fashioned answering machines.* Also ever so once in a while, Franny's Filofax pages are shown, and it was fun to read the different things written on them.
Who Should Read It: Did/do you love Gilmore Girls? If you enjoyed the humor of the show, you will probably enjoy the book. Lovers of chick-lit and light fiction may enjoy it as well.
posted by Deidra_Simply_Books on May 2, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2013
I am a Lauren Graham fan, and I LOVED Gilmore Girls. But I'm not
I am a Lauren Graham fan, and I LOVED Gilmore Girls. But I'm not a fan of Someday, Someday, Maybe. The story is slow and there is not much about the characters that keeps me interested. And as much as I love the quirky humor of Gilmore Girls and the rambling, incoherent but somehow charming banter, it just does not translate well on a page. "uh" expressed verbally can sound delightfully awkward, but on a written page only disrupts the natural flow to a story. I can't finish this, because I would be forcing myself to do so.
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Posted November 20, 2013
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