None of Your Business
||Author: Valerie Block|
List Price: $23.95
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Publisher: Ballantine Books (03 June, 2003)
Sales Rank: 101,808
Average Customer Rating: 4.31 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
THis was a pretty fast read. The plot is fairly interesting- ugly ducking woman embezzles money form the accounting firm that she works for. We learn about the computer investigation unit of the NYPD, which is more interesting than it appears. We meet a varitety of different characters along the way, and we find out how New York City can be an easy place to get lost in.
I had a few problems with this book.
1) The amount of characters. We are introduced to a lot of didderent people in this book, we start to learn about them, and then they pretty much disappear. I think more attention should be paid to fewer characters.
2) One-dimensional characters- many of the people are very predictable sterotypes- the macho Italian cop, the pampered housewife, the sexy office manager. A few are fine- when every character is cliched it gets a little much.
3) The ending is just not right. It is too pretty. I wanted something more.
4) I didn't like any character in the book. Not one. I had no sympathy for anyone.
But, outside of this, the book is a fast read. The plot is interesting and entertaining. Better than your garden variety beach book. And there is definatley some humor to be found- Block's style of writing is snappy and cute, and wordwise she is not trite at all.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Forget this one and go find something better to read. This book isn't worth either your money or your effort to read it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Couldn't put it down!
I loved this book! Block is a fresh and funny writer; great dialogue, loved her characters (though I would not necessarily want to interact with them in real life!). I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. I also found the plot fascinating. Extremely entertaining. I can't wait for another book by Block.