Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Nanny Diaries

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Again with audiobooks, it is hard for me to distinguish between how I am reacting to the reader and how I am reacting to the story. I liked it as I listened, because the reader had a lovely voice. Afterwards, not so much. The story was fairly predictable, and as I was with The Devil Wears Prada, I was irritated by the way the narrator complains about terrible things that happen to her at her job that are more or less her own stupid fault, and was not particularly interested in the narrator’s life outside of being a nanny. She was way more interesting in her position than as a character, and it is interesting that the narrator is named Nanny - and yet they try to make her more than an Every Nanny. It's not surprising that that's not entirely successful.

The depressing thing about the story was that from the beginning, it was an untenable position and a story with an inevitable ending, despite the authors’ attempts at mitigating what you’re left with.


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