Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Give Up

I tried to read LBD: It's a Girl Thing by Grace Dent. I tried to like it, I really did. But the writing was weak, the characters dull, immature, and slutty, and just like Louise Rennison's books, she tried so hard, *too hard* to sound quirky that it all came out wrong. I had to stop reading when I got to "What have the grown-ups got up their sleeves next? Full Muslim burkas to be worn by all under eighteen?"


  1. you don't like the Louise Rennsion books!? I love them. I haven't read them in a while, but they're ever so amusing. Yes, the writing isn't excellent, but they're good books to just read without thought. Which is odd, because I usually don't like those types of books. However, those books are just...funny.

  2. Oh, I *really* hated them. They're just stringing random nonsensical words together, but not awesomely like Dr. Seuss. It comes off more as disgusting than the funny she intended, I guess. It's really probably just me.


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