Prospect Park West: Amy Sohn
If you are looking for a book with some of the most narcissistic, self-centered characters you’ve ever met, this book is certainly for you. I was initially drawn to this book due to its cover and the title. It sounded and looked like a picture perfect little New York neighborhood. You know how I love my Upper East Side. I’d say the best part of this book is the way it is set-up. There are a bunch of different stories going on at once and eventually most of them intertwine. However, some of the stories didn’t seem to hit together and I began to wonder why there were random chapters in there that seemed to serve no major purpose.
Aside from the set-up of the book, I don’t have many positive things to say. I don’t mind reading a frivolous book from time to time, but this book just had no substance whatsoever. Above all, my least favorite part of this book is that almost every woman in it is unhappy. Some despised their husbands, some hated their mother in laws, and some even hated their own children. I don’t like books with such negative characters. These women had everything they could ever possibly want, yet they were still miserable. It was definitely a little bit of a downer. And SPOILER ALERT: there isn’t even a happy ending for most of them.
Not a huge fan of this book. The characters and plot weren’t particularly memorable. There are better books out there about stuck-up rich New York housewives. I’d rather watch a Bravo TV show next time.