Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Book review: I Will Marry George Clooney (...by Christmas) - Tracy Bloom



A brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge.

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney.

For Michelle, that time is now.

Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned.

But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could change all that, couldn't it?

Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible - because you never know where it might take you.


My opinion
When I saw this book at the bookstore, I just had to buy it. The title, the cover,... and that's before I even saw it was a Tracy Bloom novel.
If there's ever a book that will put you off having kids... and more specifically teenagers, it's this one. How Michelle copes, I have no idea, 'cause Josie is just.. wow. Even for a 15 year old girl she's spectacularly disrespectful and 'fed up'. And Michelle's mother... I'm not even sure how to explain the amount of frustration I felt nearly every time she was mentioned. Insufferable mother, but with a comedy edge, of course.
Everything from 'the Mission' to that horrible grandmother, intolerable teen and the chicken charity event is so over the top and far fetched it actually works. I Will Marry George Clooney is a funny novel - slightly Christmassy but not really - with a wide variety of very colourful characters and the right amount of 'hiccups' and unexpected turns to keep you surprised. Tracy Bloom keeps you entertained and guessing, but just like No-one Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday, the title is slightly more promising than the book turns out to be. 


 

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