Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Title Is WRONG....

When I go to the beach, I like nothing more than some beachy know, the type: girly, a little silly, nothing more than literary cotton candy. Hey, I use my brain the other 50 weeks a year I have to work...well, actually it's more like the other 48 weeks a year I have to work, but whatever. Some of my fave beach reads in recent years have included

  • the Anita Blake series by Laurel K. Hamilton (pure cheddar)
  • anything by Marian Keyes (she may be Irish, but it translates just fine)
  • the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (if you haven't read these books go to the bookstore. NOW.)
  • Bergdorg Blondes by Plum Sykes
  • The Starter Wife by Gigi Levanie Grazer
  • Mine are Spectacular, The Botox Diaries, The Men I Didn't Marry (all by Janice Kaplan and Lyn Schnurnberger)

And finally, Star, A Novel by Pam Anderson. I'm not kidding. I thoroughly enjoyed this book while laying on the beach, drinking cervezas, and tanning. No, it was not a deep book, but you shouldn't expect it to be given the list of books I presented above. It was funny, had a decent plot, and entertained you for the short time it took to read it.

Since that time, Pam has published a sequel to Star, called Star Struck. My dear friend Sara, who also shared in the beachy goodness of the first Pam book while in Cozumel, purchased the sequel for her recent trip to Coz. It just made sense.

I had lunch with Sara and she passed the book on to me. It's short, 190 pages. I fly through it in two nights. And I have to say, that's two nights of my life I'll never get back. It was horrible! As the blog title says THE TITLE IS WRONG. It shouldn't have been Star Struck, it should have been Star something-that-rhymes-with-struck. And I'm not referring to Sucks, but that would work too, because it did. If you don't want to know the plot line, don't read any farther. Basically, the book is about her having sex with Tommy Lee, while killing a few paparazzi along the way. SERIOUSLY. So what I'm saying, is there is not a plot.

Something else I noticed while I was sitting here is the "Praise for Star" included on the book cover and inside back page. The cover says:

"Star is an absolute frolic; clever, consistenly witty, and often downright hilarious." - Anne Rice

Notice it does not say Star Struck. And neither do any of the "Praise" sections. Interesting.

1 comment:

courtney said...

Thanks for the warning....I'll be sure not to pick up Star Struck next time I'm in B&N!! :)



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