Oct 24, Tracey rated it it was ok Shelves: One Fifth Avenue takes us on a tour of the New York City, socially elite crowd of one of the most prestigious buildings in which to live. From beginning to end dishonesty is a common trait in each and every character - young and old, emerging socialite and stifled corporate mom, unfaithful husband and struggling gossip columnist. Even though Paul Rice is supposed to be a child-hating villain, I felt it was an injustice to allow the kid to get away with vandalism and what could have been disasterous if Rice had been working with national security issues. I mean, it was being compared to the best of Edith Wharton on the inside flap!
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This book is real, about what happens to real-type people, and not just a story of the rich and glamorous with a happy fairy tale ending although I must admit, many of the characters ARE rich and famous. There isn't a single male character with whom I could sympathize.
Bushnell s fifth novel is a sexy and stylish romp, which won t disappoint diehard fans - Marie Claire. Middle class is candacr six-figures in income and below, and that's pushing it. This is more about people only linked because they live or know someone in the apartment building, One Fifth Avenue. This is definitely not a fun homage to shopping and shtuping.
I loved all their storylines and scandals. Girls find men fascinating. Being that the reality of life in New York is far from buzhnell scope of knowledge, I do appreciate a glimpse into that society - even if it has been deemed an bushbell exaggerated glimpse.
The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over one of Manhattan's oldest and most historically hip neighborhoods, is a one-of-a-kind address, the sort of building you have to earn your way into--one way or another. But that's why this is bushnell work of fiction, and if you take it as such, it won't bug you so much! I tend to like Bushnell's YA works more than her chick lit type of books.
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The reader follows many of the residents of One Fifth, though difficult to track at first, through their triumphs and "misfortunes," as they go about their daily, wealthy lives. Best read in large chunks eg. Praise for One Fifth Avenue. Unfortunately, it did not quite read like a brain candy novel. We meet Louise Houghton, who has been in the building for more than thirty years — and is nearly years old — who occupies the penthouse apartment that hovers like three tiers on a wedding cake, above all the others.
If you take this book for it's face value reading superficially —much how the characters go about their lives—you'll think it's only about budhnell climbing and frivolous gossip.
His aunt Enid took care of Lola--he couldn't even do that for himself. I thought this book would be terrible as I'm not a fan of Bushnell. My favorite character was Annalisa Rice because she had the most compassion for others.
Orange you glad your snobbery is based on intelligence and education rather than wealth and possessions? The only character that truly stood out was Lola.
I used to be a genius. And my ire was indomitable once I read this passage bushnel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip and his lover-to-be Lola: YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Candaec Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time.
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Like Candace Bushnell's previous books, it's more about colorful characters than good writing. Paul, on the other hand, became so consumed by money and power, that he turned into a cruel ruthless individual. I sometimes think she makes NYC sound like a scary place and the people that live in this great city sound evil in her other books but not with this one.
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Read it over a week vacation and so worth it. Unfortunately, it di One Fifth Avenue takes us on a tour of the New York City, socially elite crowd of one of the most prestigious buildings in which to live. Her characters were all snotty and uninteresting to me and I think my IQ level went down a few hundred points I will never read a "chick lit" book again.