After what felt like a self-imposed beating, reading “The Marriage Plot;” I wanted an easy read. Since “One for the Money” was about to be released in the theaters and I’d never read a Janet Evanovich novel I thought…why not?
This was such an easy read. I read it on my Kindle, so I’m not sure the length of the book. But I started it Tuesday and had it finished Saturday morning and I didn’t even have a chance to read on Wednesday and Thursday.
This series is at least 18 books long, and to be honest, I’m not sure I’d read any more. Evanovich’s writing style is easy to read but it didn’t really suck me in to the story. Who knows I might change my mind if I find another book like “The Marriage Plot” and need a nice easy read I might pick up “Two for the Dough.”
This book to me is a “surface” novel; you don’t get a lot of depth about the characters. Though to be honest I’m not sure there’s much depth to develop. Stephanie Plum is your stereotypical “Jersey Girl;” well prior to the onslaught of the Jersey Shore. But let’s face it, the Jersey Shore people aren’t really even from Jersey.
Don’t get me wrong, it was still a fun read and I really appreciated the easiness of the writing. It was the perfect fit for this past week.
“One for the Money” was originally written in 1994, and I’m sure Evanovich was thrilled to finally have it made into a movie. The movie was good, but definitely not an award winner and to be honest I’m a little surprised that Katherine Heigel wanted to play Stephanie Plum.
There were obvious changes to the story in the movie and I’d assume for mass appeal, the Benito Ramirez story line was toned down so much that it almost seemed pointless to even have him in the movie. This is one movie I don’t think you HAVE to read the book before seeing, but I’m glad I did.
Well, that’s 3 books down…maybe this goal of 20 in a year won’t be so hard to achieve after all!