Monday, July 24, 2006

The Undomestic Goddess


After finishing the epic-like A Suitable Boy, i desperately wanted to read some really light, flippant and most importantly, short. Thats when An Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella caught my eye. The description fitted my needs perfectly and i picked it up. I wasnt dissapointed. The book was rather entertaining and i was immensely releived when i finished the book in under a day.

The book's all about a very high-strung lawyer who runs away on impulse after, what she thinks is, a rather expensive mistake. she takes a random train and gets off at some random place. knocking on a door for directions, she's mistaken for an interviewee for a housekeeping job.

what follows is a rather amusing tale of a totally "undomestic" woman (who doesnt even know to make an omlette) trying to fit in as a completely domestic housekeeper.

as expected, a little romance element is also present to add a little more flavor to the tale. Quite a refreshing break, i must say..:)

2 comments:

Athena said...

I read this book too, about a month or so ago. It's hilarious. I went into Barnes & Noble one night around closing time looking for the very same thing - a fun read. :) Picked this one up. It's written so well that I had to finish it in one setting.

Ramya said...

hey lavy, you must must read the others by the same author..:) her books are sooo entertaining.. i've written about another one of her books - one from the shopaholic series..you must read it!:)