Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

For as long as she can remember, Jane spent her childhood Sundays with Broadway superstar, Vivienne Margot, who also happens to be her mother, at Tiffany's. Vivienne would be busy with her beau of the moment trying on estate jewelry while Jane spent time with Michael - her imaginary friend.

Unlike Vivienne, Michael thought Jane was beautiful just as she was: Michael didn't judge her or want to change her. Despite his love for Jane, Michael had to leave her one her ninth birthday, as determined by the powers that be. Michael, however, knew that Jane would be okay in the end, because after he left, her memory of him would vanish.

However, Michael could not be more wrong. Now as an adult, Jane works with her overbearing mother on Made in Heaven, a Broadway sensation based on Jane's relationship with her imagery friend, which stars none other than Vivienne Margot and Jane's boyfriend, Hugh, as Michael. Not only is it a hit on Broadway, but it also is going to be made into a feature film.

Although the film is Jane's work, she receives much pressure from both her mother and Hugh to cast Hugh in the lead role, and when Hugh offers a marriage proposal in exchange for the role, Jane knows she must make some changes in her life.

Just when Jane's life takes a dramatic turn, fate brings her and Michael together - despite the odds. Now the two embark on a whirlwind romance that neither are sure will last, since, afterall, Michael is not really human.

Although I heard rave reviews from my coworkers about Sundays at Tiffany's, I have to admit that I was very disappointed. Although I do enjoy some elements of the supernatural, the concept and plot was just too hard to buy into. Furthermore, the whole concept of her falling in love with Michael was somewhat creepy. In my opinion, Patterson should stick to the genres he knows best - suspense/mystery/thriller.

1 comment:

Marisa-Information said...

It sounds a little like Cecelia Ahern's book If You Could See Me Now, which is being made into a movie with Hugh Jackman.