The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella

The Undomestic GoddessThis is not the type of book I usually read.

Science fiction, action adventure and psychological thrillers are my usual choices. I am not a ‘girly’ girl and I don’t like literature that is marked as ‘chick lit’. The cover alone would put me off picking this one of the shelves.

But, I am making a real effort to broaden the genres I read. And have read one of Sophie Kinsella’s books before and found it entertaining. So, when I found this for sale in a charity shop, I bought it.

What I liked about the book

Told from the point of view of the main character – a young female lawyer who falls from grace and ends up doing something completely different – this was frothy fun. The story moved at a pace and there was always something happening. The language chosen was easy and clear, without being patronising. So, I will confess to enjoying this amusing (but ridiculous) story.

What I didn’t like about the book

I just couldn’t quite picture the main character as a seriously good lawyer – she was more a Bridget Jones character, dippy and scatterbrained. The basic plot was unlikely. The love interest was too obvious. The ending was predictable.

Who would enjoy it?

Young women (probably younger than the main character) who like the idea of being seriously successful, while living a wildly crazy sort of life with no ties. Great for holiday reading, reading while travelling; or for cheering yourself up when life gets just a bit too serious.

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