Thursday, 3 December 2015

Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella

Easily the funniest and best Shopaholic novel in years, Shopaholic to the Rescue gets off to an above average start as Becky and her gang of misfits (and Luke, of course) make their way to Las Vegas to rescue Becky's dad and Tarquin and ends in an absolutely fitting--and funny--tribute to Ocean's Eleven. Becky and Suze find their friendship put to the test and there is a bit of a strange mystery about Becky's name--why are the daughters of all of her Dad's American friends named Becky?

Shopaholic to the Rescue is a brilliant and entertaining light read that proved itself to be a perfect pick me up on an otherwise dull day. Like all of Kinsella's books, it is not something that requires much analysis, after all this is written by one of the authors who helped to define the British comic chick lit genre back when it was in its infancy. It is also worth mentioning that Kinsella is still around now, fifteen (almost sixteen) years after the first Shopaholic book was released. The Shopaholic novels have survived a film adaption that bombed, and years of changes to publishing trends and consumer demand. Anyway, if you loved the other Shopaholic novels, then you're in for a real treat with this one.

Highly recommended.