Monday, February 4, 2013
Book Report: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
What begins as a purely selfish pursuit quickly mushrooms into a quest for corporate justice. Much like the credit card-wielding character who came before her, Poppy becomes enmeshed in a kind of Working Girl caper minus the shoulder pads and blond ambition. Which is to say that, like Melanie Griffith's Tess, Poppy is smarter than she looks, a girly girl deciphering deception after deception in the big bad world of business. Yet Poppy's not trying to get ahead. She just wants to get at the truth. Of course, there's a good bit of romance too. If the love triangle that forms between Poppy, Magnus, and what may be fiction's most appealing unknown caller is a little predictable, then it's every bit as satisfying as a more surprise-infused scenario. Not that Number doesn't have its surprises.
And that's as good a stopping point as any. If nothing else, you can't say I'm a spoiler.