Monday, August 24, 2009

Book Review

Julie & Julia : My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
Synopsis: Forty years after it is written, Julie (our foul-mouthed heroine) decides to cook her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and then blog about it.
Readability: Easy peasy.
Predictability: Oh, well. You know.
Couldn't Put it Down Factor: I flew through the first half of the book, but then I admit, I grew tired of the whining of the narrator and the detailed descriptions of the food were...nauseating. But maybe that's just me.
Recommend it?: Oh, sure. It was a cute read. Let it be known: I LOVED the movie. LOVED it. Loved it WAY more than the book. I never thought I would say that in my entire life. Ever. The truth is, they changed the movie enough to make me fall in love with the foul-mouthed heroine and thoroughly enjoy the added storyline about Julia Child. Honestly, the book was missing more about the REAL Mrs. Child.
Three out of Five stars. Eh.


angie said...

no way! i'm really surprised to hear this. i actually didn't know there was a book (duh me), but i would have thought it would include lots and lots about julia child. good to know!
p.s. maybe to follow up this book, you could read julia's memoir "my life in france." i hear great things about it!

kathaleend said...

I have not read the book, but did LOVE the movie. Very entertaining and Meryl Streep is great as Julia.

I think I will get Julia's memoir from the library.

(My word verification is "berre" isn't that french for something?"