I picked out this book on a whim while waiting for my flight home. And I’m not sorry I did. It’s a zippy, enyoyable read that just made time fly by so fast.
Author : Sophie Kinsella
Copyright : 2008
Publisher : Bantam Dell
Publish Date: November 2008
ISBN : 978-0-440-29691-1
No. of pages : 430
Lexi Smart wakes up in the hospital after a nasty accident, to a fairy-tale-come-true. Last thing she remembers, she was a struggling sales rep with the occasionally skaggy underwear and bad teeth. This was 2004. Now she’s in 2007 with a great set of chompers, a toned body, a designer bag, and a drop-dead gorgeous husband. Trouble is, she has no idea how she managed to suddenly live a dream-come-true lifestyle. Amnesia has simply wiped out three years of her life.
As Lexi tries to live this seemingly marvelous life with her memories and perspectives still stuck three years ago, we see her hilarious yet valiant struggles to regain her lost years and attempts to understand how she came to be a corporate big boss with a wardrobe of designer clothes, an enviable social circle, and a Benz to boot. To add to her confusion, in drops a nice but glamour-shunning architect who opens her eyes to the realities of her dream life.
This is a funny, bubbly book witht the right type of levity only a few could really evoke. Sophie Kinsella should be one of the best chick-lit authors around. She’s got that perfect breezy, vivacious casual writing style that injects humour in just the right places.
Unlike a lot of chick-lit characters that come across as vacuous, shallow bimbos, Lexi is a smart, fun character — a woman you’d really like to get to know. Kinsella was able to balance quirkiness and fun with some depth and strength in her heroine.
Sophie Kinsella also does have some very cute romantic ideas—i.e. sunflowers. She also has some really hysterical ones. I especially cracked up with Mont Blanc. If you want to know what the blazes I’m talking about, dive into your favorite reading chair with your nibbles and a spend a few hours with this book. It’ll be fun!
My Mark : Totally Cool!
Sophie Kinsella talks about her book, “Remember Me” :