Book Review: Elements of Style

Elements of StyleElements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Elements of Style follows the lives of several of New York’s Upper East Side socialites and their families in the year following 9/11. The back cover calls this book a comedy and describes it as “madcap”. I didn’t think it was humorous at all. Most of the characters are selfish, vapid and materialistic (which I expected seeing as they are wealthy society people) but in a sad and pathetic way, not in a funny way. I expected this to be a fun, chick-lit book and was disappointed.

I listened to the audio version of this book. The audio production was good and the narrator, Kathe Mazur, did a fine job.

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  • rhapsodyinbooks

    I saw the title of the book in my Reader list and I thought, “wow, she’s reading a grammar book?!!”