Romantic Comedy

I really wanted to love this book but only liked it. You know that I am a huge fan of Curtis Sittenfeld I’ll read anything she writes. This one just fell a little bit flat compared to her other books. Sally Millz writes for The Night Owls, which is basically a fictional Saturday Night Live. She is brilliant but cynical, having given up completely on love after a few heartbreaks. When her friend/fellow writer Danny begins dating a glamorous actress, she writes a sketch called The Danny Horst Rule, which basically means that average-looking, dorky men can date glamorous models and actresses… but it’s never the other way around. But when handsome (but slightly cheesy) Noah Brewster hosts TNO, sparks fly between the two of them. But he’d never date Sally. Or would he? The book is comprised of three chapters. I don’t want to give anything away so I will say that I loved the first chapter and was only medium on the second. I found Sally’s character abrasive and annoying at times. Making the same mistakes again and again, lacking confidence to the point where you (as the reader) get really frustrated. Still, it’s a good book. I loved the first part and loved the ending. And as with every Sittenfeld book, the writing is fantastic. So I’ll still recommend it, but will just say this isn’t her best!

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld