When I want to read a good story that includes not just a plot, but also fashion and other girly stuff, I pick chick-lit books. Marian Keyes’ Sushi for Beginners is just such a book. I finished it last night, and wanted more.
It’s fairly typical for the genre – women protagonists in their late twenties and early thirties, seeking better jobs and stable relationships, while wearing fabulous clothes and getting manicures. This time, the story is set in Ireland, and involves starting a new women’s magazine.
The characters were fairly realistic, and there were some sections that were moving, albeit in a predictably pc sort of way.