Title: Sex and the City
Author: Candace Bushnell
Finished: January 11, 2010
Pages: 304
Published: 1997
Format: audiobook

Bushnell’s first book, Sex and the City, is the story of women in New York City, their friends and foes, partners and exes. One word of warning – don’t read this book hoping to relive Carrie and friends. While the book incorporates Carrie, Miranda and Samantha (the TV version of Charlotte appears to be missing) the book does not focus primarily on their relationship but on many characters.

Listening to this on audiobook made it speed by, and I enjoyed it very much, despite it being so different from the TV show. There is a lot of focus on Carrie’s character and her growing relationship with Big. The book jumps around between different settings, dates, stories, and characters – the only constant is the location – New York. Most characters we are probably familiar with, some are unmentionable.

I believe if you read this book as a stand alone piece of work and not necessarily connected to the TV show you will come out enjoying it more. I was glad I had a heads up before reading.

*challenges: four month challenge, chill baby chill, 1010 category challenge, a-z challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, 2nds reading challenge

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