Monday, February 7, 2011

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Sundays at Tiffany'sSundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her.

My Take: Okay, the rational woman in me is fighting to be critical of the story and finding THE ONE AND ONLY but the romantic within is going to win this war.

So we have Jane, precocious little girl with everything in her life except people who truly value and love her. Her mother is much too busy for her, her father is making his own life and what she has is Sundays at Tiffany's with her mother. Only her mother ignores her and so she plays games with her imaginary friend, Michael. But the rules dictate that after the age of 8, imaginary friends leave their children. The good thing is that the children forget about their friends. But Jane didn't. Not only that, her memories of Michael shape who she becomes.

Fast forward 23 years and Jane is grown up. Michael is between assignments and they meet up in New York City. The question is why and can anything come of continuing a relationship?

Mother Alert: Sex - yes, but not explicit. Language - Hugh has a penchant for dropping the "f" bomb.

Nevertheless, I loved it.


CountessLaurie said...

I loved it too.

Ms. Dawn said...

Almost everyone I know who's read it, loved it, so I know I'm in the minority, but I had a huge problem with Michael falling in love with a woman he knew as a child. It just seemed almost pedophile-ish. I just couldn't get past it.

Laurie said...

It's a wonderful book! I listened to it a while ago on audio. :) Good Review!