Friday, June 10, 2011

Changing your mind

NaBloPoMo Weekend Prompt: "Have you ever drastically changed your opinion of an author as you read their book? Become a fan? Lost your fan status?"

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It should come as a surprise to precisely nobody that I was a big fan of Sex & the City before the movies. I still haven't seen the second one, I can't bring myself to do it. But during the series' run, I was a single gal' in the big city spending every penny I had left over after food and housing on martinis. I was totally Miranda, now complete with The Husband, The Parasite, and the move from downtown to the outskirts of downtown.


After falling in love with the series, I decided to buy Sex & the City, the book the series was based on by Candace Bushnell. I wanted to love it. I was expecting to add a funny, wicked, irreverent author to my reading list. To say that it wasn't very good would be a bit of an understatement. But I loved the show so much, I decided to try again with Four Blondes. It was even worse than my already lowered expectations could imagine. While I continued to love the show, I decided I was done with Bushnell's books. Apparently those scripts went through more polishing than Samantha's partner's knobs.

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