Monday, April 27, 2009

Review -- Turning Tables

Turning Tables
by Heather & Rose MacDowell
Published by Bantam, 2009
324 pages
Summary: Erin Edwards scores a job the hip New York eatery Roulette. As she navigates the crazy world of waitressing, she has to deal with insane restaurant owners and an egomaniacal chef. Eventually, she falls for one of her customers and learns to love herself.
Review: Turning Tables in a fun infectious novel that makes me never want to be a waitress. The book is filled with many cringe-worthy and embarrassing situations that made me empathize with Erin and want her to succeed. My favorite character was Cato, Erin's waiting partner - in - crime, who acts as her mentor and the book's comedy relief. The plot is fast paced but sometimes left minor characters in its wake. Another worry was Erin's obsession with her status as a waitress in New York society. I felt this story line made Erin seem whiny at times and is never fully resolved in the end. Rating: *** out of 5.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Sounds like a similar story to the Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, good beach read, but other than that not the best.