Kinsella Fever – Don’t Go Beyond Shopaholic!

Can You Keep a Secret?Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The premise of spilling your secrets to a total stranger and meeting them later is interesting. Unfortunately this book doesn’t exploit that idea to its full potential. Predictability may have been forgivable in this genre as well as slight exaggeration of details. But the story comes across as a deluded fantasy and jars with its poor characterization, complete lack of logic and zero surprise-delight factor. Definitely not a worthy offer from the Shopaholic author.


Remember Me?Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Am I the only one who thinks this book is distinctly similar to ‘Can you keep a secret’ (also by the same author)? An average woman hits jackpot with money, fame and man (wait, that describes the Shopaholic books too). Also, in parallel to the ‘secret’ book, this is about a woman who thinks she has a perfect man because he ‘checks off’ on the right things but then finds that she feels differently.

‘Remember me’ is rather more enjoyable than ‘Can you keep a secret’ which came through as rather contrived. The premise is interesting (recovering amnesiacs always are, aren’t they?). I’d say in spite of its similarities to her other book, this is one is a rather better read.

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