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Chasing Harry Winston
Chasing Harry Winston
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer -- whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743290111
ISBN-10: 0743290119
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Pages: 304
Rating:
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3.2 stars, based on 279 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 11
I was very disappointed with this book.

Kicking myself for spending $25.95 on this book.

I found this book to lack a plot. I did laugh in a few spots but they were far & few between.

The ending was boring and did not make sense it was like the author said "OK time to finish this book THE END"

With the title being "Chasing Harry Winston" I expected more from author Lauren Weisberger.

If you read the inside cover for this book it will be the interesting parts of the book and you will not need to read the rest of the 278 pages.

I am sure other readers will feel the same.
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Helpful Score: 5
The third time, unfortunately, is not the charm for Lauren Weisberger. I had thoroughly enjoyed her first two books, 'The Devil Wears Prada' and 'Everyone Worth Knowing', but I was dissappointed in 'Chasing Harry Winston'.

The book is not a terrible read by any means.

I believe I, like most others that have read Weisberger's first two novels, most likely had higher expectations of this book.

If I hadn't read Weisberger's previous two, I would most likely not have felt dissappoointed and been completely delighted.
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Helpful Score: 5
"Chasing Harry Winston" was a very enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and I liked seeing how they changed over the year in which the novel took place. "Chasing Harry Winston"is much better than her last book. I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 4
I was very disappointed with this book. My review will probably echo what a lot other reviewers have said, but here it is anyway -

I found this book to be incredibly shallow and severely lacking in plot. In fact, I just finished it last night and already I can barely remember the main plot points. I did laugh in a few spots and very occasionally found that I was able to identify with a particular character or situation.

One of my biggest peeves about this book was Emmy's resolution. I literally cringed every time I read the phrase "Tour de Whore" and references to Emmy wanting to "prostitute myself out." Am I the only one who was bothered by this? If you want to write a book about a women's journey to sexual freedom or whatever, then great, I'm all for it. But does she have to refer to herself as a prostitute and whore throughout it? Also, it was clear throughout her "affairs" that she was not comfortable with what she was doing. Apparently it's not okay for a woman to want to know someone on a deeper level before sleeping with them...

Another big problem that I had with this book was the fact that the characters were entirely unoriginal. Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, anyone?

I also felt like there was a serious lack of organization and flow. There were also characters who appeared to be important and then pretty much disappeared (the hairdresser, Emmy's sister and her family,) situations that never got resolved or explained. The narrative was often confusing and jumped from present to flashback to internal monologue and back again with little to no transition.

The ending was ridiculous and boring at the same time. I also don't really understand the title, it really doesn't fit the story. As soon as I finished reading this book, I wondered, "WHAT was the point of that?" As I said earlier, I finished it less than 12 hours ago and I've already forgotten what it was supposed to be about.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was really disappointed with this book. The characters were extremely shallow and very hard to relate to. Adriana was too self-absorbed, Emmy too needy, and Leigh just not interesting. The strange bet they made wasn't even enough to keep me interested, a sex addict trying to get engaged, Emmy basically attempting to sleep her way around the world with strangers. Just ridiculous. The ending was strange as well, all of a sudden skipping ahead without really filling in the events leading up to it. I really loved The Devil Wears Prada, and this isn't even in the same league.
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It was very Weisberger
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** spoiler alert ** My advice is do not waste your time. This was nowhere near as good as "The Devil Wears Prada." The characters are one-dimensional. The writing is terrible; it feels very contrived. Weisberger tells you how the characters are feeling without description so it just lacks any depth. The plot was predictable, and I was very upset when I realized the story was wrapping up without really having any kind of climax. I also felt that the plot was supposed to center on this "pact" ...more My advice is do not waste your time. This was nowhere near as good as "The Devil Wears Prada." The characters are one-dimensional. The writing is terrible; it feels very contrived. Weisberger tells you how the characters are feeling without description so it just lacks any depth. The plot was predictable, and I was very upset when I realized the story was wrapping up without really having any kind of climax. I also felt that the plot was supposed to center on this "pact" the girls made, but it really didn't. It seemed that the author was trying to make another "Sex in the City" but it was not even on the same planet.
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Great summer read. Fun, mindless but intelligently written.


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