Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Cause Celeb

It used to seem extraordinary to me that someone like Henry could actually exist, extraordinary that a person could be transported into an environment so alien to his own, and remain so utterly unaffected by his surroundings.

-- Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding.

This was her first book, before Bridget Jones.  It was published in England in 1994, but not in America until 2001.

It is more serious than Bridget Jones.  It is still lighthearted and has funny bits, but it has, so far, a more substantive plot.  The heroine is a relief worker in Africa, facing a flood of new refugees because of a pending famine. But I suspect she is going to get her celebrity connections involved, and there will be much comic skewering of celebrity culture.

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