Jenn Kuca Kuca itibaren 091 01 Veľkrop, Slovakya
Bunu iki İngilizce dilinin bulunduğu kitapçıda aldım, aksi takdirde bu benim tarzım değil. Kitap beni hiç duymadığım bazı fikirlerle tanıştırdı ve öncülün yaratıcı olduğunu düşündüm. Ancak, her şeyi tarif ettiği ve zaman zaman arsa öngörülebilir ve formülü olduğu için bazı düzenlemeler kullanmış olabilir.
Curtis Sittenfeld uses Laura Bush’s life as a template to write a fictionalized version thereof. I have to say, it seemed voyeuristic and I felt a little bad about reading it, but then I did read it. (Apparently Sittenfeld prepared a special edition devoid of sex-scenes for her parents to read. I would have preferred to read that version too. If it is not integral to the story, I don’t want to know the details.) The book is relatively sympathetic towards Alice (alias Laura Bush), portraying her as a thoughtful, modest woman who unexpectedly becomes First Lady; less sympathetic is the portrayal of Charlie (alias W.), who comes across as a pampered, charming a-hole who unexpectedly becomes President. I thought the book was well written, but somewhat hampered by its need to follow the historical facts; the last quarter of the book in particular. Bottom line: I would easily read something else by Sittenfeld, however if I were Laura Bush, I would be mortified.