I greatly enjoyed the Meryl Streep movie The Devil Wears Prada and had always been curious about the source material behind it so when I came across the book version recently, I snapped it up.
The novel is well a worth a read, Andy is still the main character lost and a little bit confused post college. Weisberger does a great job conveying how ill prepared one feels for the reality of life outside of college and at the beginning of the novel the reader can completely see why Andy takes on the job from hell.
Miranda Priestly is a wonderful and truly insane villain pushing ridiculous requests on her assistants that make your head hurt when you try and make sense of them.
Andy's relationship with Emily the first assistant is also interesting as the writer never portrays it as out and out hate, more office politics. Andy and Emily have moments of intimacy but they also absolutely despise each other at certain points too.
The ending is also very good, providing a real reason for Andy's departure from Runway rather than fate or morals, forcing her to make a real choice between family and career.
The one flaw in this book is Andy's boyfriend, teacher and all round goody goody. He is so insufferably good and understanding but also patronising, so much so that the reader wants to throttle him, or at least I did.
However the book is overall really fun – I recommend it.