Sunday, March 25, 2007
Ginsberg, Debra. Blind Submission. A mystery set in the publishing industry. I haven't seen The Devil Wears Prada, but there might be a similarity of characters from what I've heard. Angel Robinson is hired as an assistant to the head of the Luciana Fiamma Literary Agency. She is immediately caught up in the excitement (ignoring as best she can the ill treatment) and begins reading and recommending manuscripts. Angel is not only clever at recognizing a good manuscript, but she is also able capable of making suggestions for improvement. Then a partial manuscript arrives by an anonymous author; the setting of the narrative is a literary agency. As portions of the manuscript arrive (each new segment improved by Angel's judicious comments), the characters' resemblance to individuals at the Luciamma Fiamma office become more obvious. Lots of twists and turns; lots of tension. A fast read.
Neither bad, nor great, but very tense as the anonymous author knows more than anyone should about Angel and the agency.
Fiction. Mystery. Or chick lit? 2006. 328 pages.