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Paperback Sex and the City Book

ISBN: 0446673544

ISBN13: 9780446673549

Sex and the City

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Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious mating habits of the privileged are exposed by a true insider. In essays drawn from her witty and sometimes brutally candid column in the New York Observer, Candace Bushnell introduces us to the young and beautiful who travel in packs from parties to bars to clubs. Meet "Carrie," the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places..."Mr. Big," the business tycoon who...

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Enjoy It And Do Not Compare It With The HBO Serial

When you read this book there are many things to consider.1. The book is written in the style of a scientific work of a doctor student. Every chapter has an own topic, which has been introduced every week as a column in the "New York Observer". There is no coherent plot with the exception of the relationship between Carrie and Mr.Big. In this way the book is often very hard to digest, but once you have put up with this and swallowed the idea you can enjoy its wit and humour the more.2. Since there is no coherent plot in this book it is quite different from the HBO serial. This serial deals with the life and sex relationships of four women, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. In the book only Carrie has a distinguished part, the other women are three out of hundreds. At the beginning it is quite fastidious to have to read so many names of women and men, but at the end you get the idea why Candace Bushnell is doing this: all people consist of names and sex, nothing more.3. Is this book a moral book? In my opinion it is. The relationship between Carrie and Mr.Big has to end because it is a sexual relationship without love. At the end Mr.Big uses all his power to destroy Carrie and he succeeds, which in my opinion is also a sign that there has never been any emotional understanding betweeen both protagonists. When you have finished the book I advise you to read the first chapter again. It has the genious quality of both introducing the book and summing it up. Afterwards you understand what Candace Bushnell wants to tell us.

witty, titillating, irresistable reading!

When I looked at what ratings people gave for this i was shocked...I mean how can u not like it? The book is not only insightful about relationships it also does not take itself too seriously and lets the reader laugh at the silly antics. \ The beautiful structure of the writing just makes u want to go on page after page. Although a little different from the show, we can certainly see the origins for the characters.... A MUST READ...

The age of Un-innocence indeed!

'Sex and the City' is fun to read and entertaining. The characters' lives are so outrageous that your life seems dull and predictable in comparison. I love the topics: the toxic bachelors; the guys who date models; threesomes; and the four city girls, including "Carrie", visiting married women in Conneticut and enjoying themselves, to their surprise. The book is mainly focused on Carrie and her boyfriend, "Mr. Big." I love the HBO series based on this book, but the book tells us a different story of love and dating in New York. The book is as fun and as outrageous as the HBO series. A fun read!

The real thing--for real Sex and the City fans

I've been watching the TV series for two years and just finished reading the book. I can't believe I waited so long to buy the book--it's terrific. Sure, it's different from the TV series, but anyone who is at least of normal intelligence will get the fact that the book is the real thing, while the tv series, although funny and witty, is the sugar-coated, hollywood-ized version. The book is much more complex and layered than the show, and, like real life, doesn't necessarily have happy endings (or even endings--are there really endings in life besides death?). The show is formulaic, while the book is not. It doesn't pander to the audience. Of course, this means that there are people who won't like the book or won't get it--probably because the truths it reveals make them uncomfortable about things they see in themselves (and don't want to admit to). It presents dating and relationships in a shockingly realistic way, which, I warn you, will probably frighten those people who insist on believing that life is a Harlequin romance or that Prince Charming is still going to ride up on a white horse. Some people complain that the characters are shallow, but the truth is, the characters are real, and, yes folks, we're all a bit shallow and superficial. If we weren't, we wouldn't be human. And that's the beauty of this book--it makes you laugh out loud at our all too human foibles.
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