Saturday, 30 April 2011

Saturday Sample: Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Again, my new feature where I post the opening few lines of one of my favourite books. I'd love it if you want to join in, do the same on your blog, and leave me a comment here with a link!

Extract:

Ever wondered what the lives of the chosen ones are really like? Well, I'm going to tell you, because I'm one of them. I'm not talking about beautiful models or actors or musical prodigies or mathematical geniuses. I'm talking about the people who are born to it - those of us who have everything anyone could possibly wish for and who take it all completely for granted...

Our shit still stinks, but you can't smell it because the bathroom is sprayed hourly by the maid with a refreshing scent made exclusively for us by French perfumers.

It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it.


Why I love it:

I have a weakness for trashy stuff done well and the first few novels in the Gossip Girl series are very trashy but very very well done. You can almost certainly judge from the above few sentences whether you'll like this or absolutely hate it - the sarcastic narrative style makes it a huge winner for me. Warning, language may offend parents as you can see from the extract!

I still have yet to forgive the producers of the TV series for slaughtering the books though!

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