Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Hate To Be Negative But...

I've decided to stop reading Planet Janet by Dyan Sheldon because it seems to be a complete copy of Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison--right down to the glossary of English terms at the end of the book. I have already gone on record as adoring Louise Rennison's books (May 20th and 23rd posts), which I mention because I know it sometimes appears that I like absolutely nothing. That is not the case.

I know the British are into copying one another (see March 7th post), but this seems really blatant to me. I've read nearly half the book, and it's really dragging because even though it's witty and clever, sure, I've read it before. And the Fabby Georgia Nicolson just has a manic quality about her that Janet can't quite attain.

So I'm saving myself some time and going on to something else.

Interesting point: while doing an Internet search for Planet Janet I found it mentioned in three on-line diaries or blogs. Two I couldn't look at because I had to be a member of the site that provides the diary service (I know I don't have that right, but I do understand the concept) and the third one just stated that the blogger had bought the book at Barnes & Noble while shopping with his/her parents.

Faithful readers are aware that I wrote about on-line journals this fall.

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