Monday, January 12, 2009

Review: Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
You know, this wasn't a bad book. Parts of it were hilarious, in fact. Fisher has a warped sense of humor, and if the book catches you in the right mood, you will find yourself laughing out loud. And, she certainly knows how to laugh at herself, and her situation, and everyone around her. What you won't find in this book is a lot of the things you want to know, especially if you're picking up the book anxious to hear every detail about the filming of a certain SF trilogy. Granted, that was but a few moments out of Fisher's 50+ years, but still.

The beginning of this book is nearly incoherent. It could be that I was tired, but I found myself reading the first ten to fifteen pages over and over and OVER again. WTF did she say? The sentences don't seem to work together. The pages don't seem to work together. The thoughts don't seem to work together..... Things straighten up soon after that, the ship rights itself, and the rest of the book is a quick page turner.

And when I say "quick" I mean just that. Clocking in at under 200 pages, you might be able to read this one during commercial breaks while you watch tv, surf the net and talk on the phone at the same time!

Bottom line: Give it a read if you're interested. If you like it, great. If you don't, at least you haven't wasted that much time out of your life.

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