Book Review of The Hollywood Book of Breakups.Whatever I was expecting from The Hollywood Book of Breakups, this wasn’t it. The book reads like a series of short stories with little insight into the characters or elaboration into the details, and most importantly, is BORINGly repetitive.
While I rarely read non-fiction books, and have certainly never picked up one like The Hollywood Book of Breakups, I admit that I was expecting some sort of tittillating exposé into the lives of famous celebrities. Instead, the book describes little more than the facts as it continues to repeat the same cycle over and over again. After the 4th or 5th couple’s retelling, the book became so excruciatingly boring that I’m amazed I even managed to finish it. I doubt very much that I’ll be repeating the experience.
Still, whether the book is interesting or not, would depend on reader expectations. My problem is probably because the people in the book, real though they may be, are not people I understand. Without that, reading about so many couples who seem to be repeating each other’s mistakes is hardly interesting for me.
This is simply not my cup of tea.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Definitely not.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series if there were one? No.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? No.
- Who would I recommend this too? Not really. This isn't my cup of tea, so I can't imagine which readers would be interested.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it.