Rated of 5
I really enjoyed this book, I would highly reccomend it. It kept me laughing for a long time. It's a nice e.asy read
Rated of 5
by Granny K
I found myself skipping to the end as the insanely high expectations of Miranda towards her staff [and their acceptance that 'that's just the way she is'] hit too close to personal experiences with managers of my past and present; I was not interested in wading thru every single word until the arrival of the main character's ultimate liberation, when it was pretty apparent she should have quit on page 4, or never accepted the job to begin with. I agree with other comments that the other characters seemed somewhat extraneous.
It would have been nice had the author answered her own question of why she should care about high fashion by inserting the thoughts of other characters' thoughts on why they were in the business [but maybe I skipped over that part].
As someone outside the world of haute cotour, I will continue to remain outside, and happily do so.
Rated of 5
Now this was a very nice and light read for me. She makes her point with her writing as the insanity escallates her ability to care and the shock factor,diminishes. I think we all have had a Miranda P in our lives and can relate to the seamingly insane tasks asked of us. Thus, giving us the ability to empathize with Andrea. Now if you are looking for a deep and meaningful novel this isn't it. However, if you are looking for a novel that takes real-life and puts it in a manhattan perspective , like few of us have lived, and maintain a cynical and humorous perspective and means to escape our everyday lives... this is it. I wish she would have done more character development with Andrea, I feel it is more the cliff-notes, and her close characters. I have a feeling though that the author meant it to be this way.. just magnifying the shallowness of the environment she lived and worked in.
Rated of 5
I loved Ms. Weisberger's Devil Wears Prada. Having picked it up at a bookstore in Florence, it seemed the perfect light read but little did I know that evil ensues, directly at a heroine who never fails to describe herself as a potential supermodel hottie with a heart of gold and all those around her, particularly Miranda, as hatefulness personfied. The odd part is why having suffered for eleven months and some days toward her goal of surviving a year to cash out and get a dream job did she end it all for no particular point except to prove her ability to utter profanities toward her boss at a Paris runway show? While no one else would do that, and therefore, she stands out, those other weaklings are employed and her only hoppes of employment come from those who seem to hate Miranda as much as she does. While the other characters, such as Alex and Lily, take up space, some like Emily and James are truly to be pitied, and one wonders whether Nigel is in fact, Andre Leon Talley? If he's not, he should sue and why Anna Wintour didn't sue, particularly after her name is gratuitously used at the end is beyond me. If it's all true, and it may be, despite the disclaimer that it's all fiction, Miranda aka Anna is truly unique, which is probably more than you can say for Ms. Weisberger. As she says, damn her for being right.
Rated of 5
I like this book because I understand Andrea. I understand why she stays in the hellish job. It's not that difficult to comprehend. And I did care about the characters. Unless you've been in a similar situation (albeit this one was a little over the top -- on purpose, I'm sure) you probably won't get this book. If you try to feel what she's feeling and get into her life, you'll understand why she makes the decisions she does. You'll also feel a lot better about your own job -- whatever it is.
I loved Andrea, Lily, and Alex, and I could feel for Emily. You might say this book is a good vs. evil
Rated of 5
As a fashion conscious teenage girl, I found the The Devil Wears Prada an appealing title. The appeal of the novel however, pretty much stops there. Though the book provided insights into the world of High Fashion, there were no moments where I thought 'wow, I didn't know that'. I did however, appreciate the detail that was put into describing the designer clothes.
I also feel that the story took to long to establish itself, and I originally found it difficult to sympathise with the book's main character Andrea, who is constantly put down by her 'boss from hell'. I found myself annoyed with her for not just quitting when she hated her job so much. I also felt that a lot of the book was just her complaining and not taking action to do anything about it... which is frustrating to read. I found the action's of her boss to be a tad unbelievable, and the rest of the characters a little bland and underdeveloped. The story itself is also quite predictable, and I was often able to guess the next turn of events.
Though The Devil Wears Prada is certainly not one of those books that you can't put down, it's readable - particuarly for young teenage girls who are into designer labels and fashion.
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