I read Sex and the City a while ago because I liked the TV Show. And I thought that the book would be a sort of the prequel for it, how wrong I was. If you see Sex and the City, whether you loved it or just liked it, then don’t read this book. It’s a never-ending clichée about relations between men and women! (Spoiler alert, I guess)
For once, I won’t do a synopsis because I believe that if anyone wants to read that. They have seen the TV Show!
Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
The story isn’t even about Carrie Bradshaw. It’s about a journalist interviewing her friends about different dating topics in New York. We have little information about Carrie but mainly through her relationship with Mr. Big.
Such a thing rarely happens, but it’s one of the few times where the adaptation is much better than the book. It’s a unicorn, like True Blood, for example.
I was disappointed, the story is pointless, and it doesn’t feel like a story at all. I had the impression of reading a collection of newspaper articles talking about dating, love, and sex in New York City. But the most disappointing thing of all is the way it is written, even though I know that it’s suppose to take place in the 1990s, the story is full of clichée views of the role of women and men and how they behave romantically towards one another.
The show added depth to the characters by giving Carrie friends she could talk to about sex and anything. The book stays on the surface of all the characters that are present in the book. Carrie is a drunk and lazy woman in the book. She gets into a relationship with Mr. Big that is almost abusive and always one-sided. In other words, he treats her like shit, and she puts up with this in the name of LOVE. The only thing I kind of liked was the ending when Carrie realizes that Mr. Big is just an egotistical and possessive man and leaves him to live her life.
In the end, I would say that it’s one of the worst books I have read all year, but it was the one that disappointed me the much because of the vast differences between the TV show and this book.