I just finished my last reading challenge for 2008! My original plan for this part of the "What's in a Name" challenge was to read Into the Wild. However, once I started reading it, it just couldn't hold my interest. Instead, I went to the library last week, searching high and low for a book with a location in the title. I happened across James Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany's. Now, I honestly can't remember if I've read anything by Mr. Patterson before, although I'm fairly sure I have at some point in my life...anyway, this was a cute and quick book to read.
Sundays at Tiffany's is the story of a woman named Jane. When she was a little girl, the only time she really got to spend with her mother was on Sunday afternoons when they would go look at the jewelry at Tiffany's. Her mom was a big producer on Broadway and she was a little girl who had an imaginary friend, Michael.
On her ninth birthday, Michael tells Jane that his assignment is up and he has to leave her. She's not supposed to remember him at all when she wakes up the next morning. But, Jane remembers. Fast forward until Jane is a young woman who has never really forgot about Michael, even basing her Tony-winning play on their unique friendship.
As fate would have it, Michael and Jane meet again - even though that has never happened before - the imaginary friend meeting one of his assignments as an adult. The majority of the books deals with what happens once they meet again. I won't give it away, but the tag line on the book is something like "what if your childhood imaginary friend turned out to be the love of your life."
I know, it sounds kind of strange, but it really was a nice book. I enjoyed the characters and the 'just out of the realm of reality' story! All in all, it was a great way to end this challenge!
Okay, when I first started reading this post I thought, "That scoundrel James Patterson stole that idea from Drop Dead Fred". Have you seen that movie? It is ridiculous, but has a similar "childhood imaginary friend comes back when the child becomes an adult" theme. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, it might be an interesting contrast to the book you just finished.ReplyDelete
Second, I seriously want to read this book now. I usually steer clear of James Patterson (I put him in the same category as those supermarket paperback writers that I try to avoid), but this one sounds really interesting.
Third, you are way more awesome than me. I am still one book short on the What's In a Name? Challenge. I still haven't found a book with a plant in the title. Are you joining What's in a Name II?
And the girl on the cover of the book kind of reminds me of Moira Kelly.ReplyDelete