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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shannon's Review - I'm with Stupid by Elaine Szewczyk

I'm with Stupid by Elaine Szewczyk

After a bad breakup, Kas goes on a trip with friends to South Africa. While there, she meets hotel worker William, who is model-like, and ends up having a one night stand with him before she returns to the states. Life almost gets back to normal until she receives an email from William that he's coming to New York, where she lives! William, who seemed beautiful and smart on the safaris, now seems childish and dumb, and he's living with Kas, and she's about snap.

My Thoughts: The book was interesting in the beginning, when they first made the trip to South Africa. Once they got to New York again, it became a little predicable. I have seen this storyline in tv shows, and to me it is an unrealistic story. I can't see it ever happening to someone. This book had it's humorous moments, but it just didn't have enough story or plot for me. It had it serious moments too. In fact, one moment about Kas and her brother Henryk had me tearing up. I think had the book mixed the serious and funny better, instead of trying to be so humorous all the time, it would have balanced out better. As it was, the book tried so hard to stay funny all the time that it became boring. It has moments similar to Sex and the City, which is a show I have never been a fan of. So if you like Sex and the City, you will probably like this book. Overall, I thought it was funny at times but boring at others.

About the Author: This is the first novel by Elaine Szewczyk, and it was inspired from a trip she took to South Africa. She was born in Poland and now lives in New York.

Thanks to Alessandra who recommend this on one Refer A Book Friday! Sorry I didn't enjoy it more. :-)


meg89 said...

The title made me laugh... remember those shirts with the finger pointing at the person to your right, and "I'm with Stupid" written on them?

Too bad it's not a better read, it feels like a good title wasted :(

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, sorry you didn't like it too much. I have this book at my house to read and review at some point...


Alessandra said...

Sorry you didn't like it more! I've never watched Sex and the City, so I couldn't know the book was similar to the series :(