Book Review: The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella  

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After reading this one, Sophie is now one of my most admired writers! :) I love her style, diction and her impeccable talent in the way she brings about the story.


Who this is for: Everyone who has forgotten about a personal/private/social life being obsessed with their jobs.

Brief summary:

Employed in one of the London’s top law firm Carter Spink, Samantha, a strong career oriented top notch lawyer(the skill derived from her bloodline), is head over heels in love with her job. She literally knows nothing other than what it takes to be a lawyer. She’s ridiculed often by her neighbor for her bizarre style of life and especially when she confesses about not even knowing to sew a button or make coffee!

Charging a lawyer fee of £500 an hour, Samantha hardly finds any time for personal life. Her hard work and dedication makes her even eligible to become the youngest Carter Spink’s partners which would be a dream come true for this young lady. Just an hour before the announcement of the same is made, an unfortunate revelation of her silliest mistake, not only results in losing out on partnership but she’s also is sacked from the company.

This undomestic Goddess then absconds to a village and accidentally takes up a job of a housemaid about which she stands no clue. While she struggles to manage through it she keeps telling herself that she is not made to be a maid. However, as she journeys along, she discovers the almost long forgotten, love, care, relationships and their importance! She almost forgets she was a lawyer and finds her new way of life relishing, until one day, when she realizes it wasn’t her mistake at all for which she was sacked from her previous job. She fights back and comes out triumphant with which she also gets a bonus – an offer to be an equity partner of Carter Spink, which a sane man would not reject even in his dreams… But Samantha thinks different… which eventually leaves her in a confused state of mind – to choose to be a partner in the law firm where her intelligence is respected or a maid where she doesn’t find herself stressful and burnt out.

Though the story is on serious lines, one will definitely enjoy the lighter part of it that’s pretty gripping and hilarious. The thoughts and emotions of Samantha as she walks through ups and downs are beautifully portrayed.

Overall, I’d say a 9/10 for this one!!!

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11 comments

the next Rajeev masand in making ;)

September 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM

@Shweta: Oh! I didn't know!

September 13, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Interesting. Most of us would have thought of an alternative career somepoint of time in our lives.

September 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM

This post has actually made me order the book and it is on its way. :D

September 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM

@Sagar: Yes true... In Samantha's case it looks like an extreme step!

@SD: WOW! Good... :) I can send you e-books too if you need...

September 15, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Oh Oh. Send it :)

September 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM

@SD: Done! Enjoy! :)

September 15, 2011 at 11:03 AM
Bharathi  

you are inspiring me too!!!! If possible send me the e-book :)

September 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM

@Bharathi: Cool :) Sure...

September 16, 2011 at 12:14 PM

This Book is simply awesome. I was so absorbed in reading that I wouldn't realize how I covered a distance of 1 hr :D

October 19, 2011 at 6:17 PM

@SD: Cool! :) I liked Sophies' books in the following ordeR:
1. Twenties Girl
2. Can you keep a secret and Shopoholic
3. Undomestic Goddess

So, now you know which one to pick next ;) Don't miss twenties girl!! Its simply FAB!

October 19, 2011 at 6:32 PM

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