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The Devil Wears Prada


13th August 2017

"The Devil Wears Prada"
By: Lauren Weisberger

A little to my surprise I found this book perfectly readable and interesting, to the point that I would describe it as a solid three and a half to four stars type of book. I didn't have a problem with the fact that it had absolutely no plot what so ever - which I can easily picture other people have problems with - as it essentially covers a year in the life of the main character as she gets a job as person assistant for the editor of a major American fashion magazine and follows the hell her boss puts her through. There is a very short section at the end of the books that shows what happens to her in the five months after she finishes working there, but the vast majority of the book simply deals with her job at the magazine.

I have seen it classified as being a "Chick Lit" book, which is not the type of book I'd enjoy normally and I do think this book is probably at the edges of the definition of "Chick Lit" and even then simply because the main characters are all female and due to the overwhelming fashion theme. I do think this book is slightly mindless and would do well in a situation where you don't want to have a completed plot to try and keep track of.

I can't comment on how it compares to the movie version, but after looking at reviews it does sound like people enjoy the movie more than the book which is something to keep in mind if you're a fan of the movie.

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