One Fifth Avenue has ratings and reviews. Jessica said: Don’t do it. Don’t spring the cash for the hardcover of Sex and the City creator Can. Like a big-ticket, glossy new offering on Wednesdays at 10 p.m., Candace Bushnell’s new novel, “One Fifth Avenue,” trains its sharp and. It was only a part in a TV series, and only a one-bedroom apartment in New York. But parts of any kind, much less decent ones, were hard to.

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This is my first foray in Candwce yes. Want to Read saving…. Mixed with various romances and the sexually-charged liaisons of the characters, we have a dramatic tale of power and lust gone mad.

The writing is snappy and as delicious and guilty as a gossip column, but does Bushnell endorse her characters?

But ultimately, I didn’t. Oct 24, Tracey rated it it was ok Shelves: Could there be a more uninformed conclusion? Enid Houghton should end up in the same sentence. Clearly I should not be as naive as to believe everything that is written for a book promotion.

However, it was good enough for a aveue read and for a bargain table price, I feel that it was money well spent. I’d assumed, based on Sex and the City being in her back catalogue that this would have some diversity in the female characters, but something that brings them together. Is this meant to be a window to show how vapid an entire subset can be? To one viewer, this means embracing greed.

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I am baffled that there are people that actually live their lives in such a supercilious manner towards others just because they have more money. The lack of bushnel, narrative voice something Wharton did extremely well means the reader cannot grasp these complexities.

My impression is that this entire book probably shouldn’t be taken too seriously. There is enormous pressure on the families that the book focuses on to maintain their image and keep making sure they do not have someone plotting behind their back to sell their place at One Fifth Avenue to someone with more money.

Dec 21, Summer rated it did not like it. Philip’s Texan aunt, Enid Merle, is an something gossip columnist; and the woman who has turned Philip’s head is a schemer named Lola Fabrikant what a name! But that’s why this is a work of fiction, and if you take it as such, it won’t bug you so much!


Nor do I read anything that could be put into screen form and then set to Coldplay knockoff soundtracks that are supposed to make me cry.

Be it the middle aged woman who is unhappy in her marriage and blogs about that rather than trying to fix it, or the young girl from a rich background who is one of the most easily dislikable and bratty characters I’ve ever come across, or even Enid, who just seems to be a cranky and interfering old woman Unless you think NYC co-op building politics are titillating, but in this era of good people trying to make their mortgage payments, I personally can’t get into it.

It’s a fairy tale, so please don’t be too disappointed about how it all turns out. Although the book does not go too much into detail in the sex parts, I would just rather it would keep more to the imagination, though not that much at all. This time she got it right. I think this is a good story about greed and what people will do to get ahead. The players include octogenarian gossip columnist Enid Merle, her successful screenwriter nephew Philip Oakland, and the embittered middle-aged head of the co-op board, Mindy Gooch.

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The young wife of a hedge fund manager is completely spineless, willing to give up career and original thought and be treated badly in exchange for jewelry she doesn’t like. Karina She’s def a bitch and very horrible person.

I appreciate the large number of main characters woven into the story since this allows them to interact with one another. View all 3 comments. The only character that truly stood out was Lola. I tend to like Bushnell’s YA works more than her chick lit type of books. Lists with This Book.

Paul, on the other hand, became so consumed by money and power, that he turned into a cruel ruthless individual. Most of the women aren’t much better, as aevnue are either vapid, idiotic, greedy, and social-climbing, or spineless liars. Don’t pay full price, but don’t expect Lipstick Jungle either though I think it’s better than that.


I cannot remember when I purchased this book or why. You gotta love it: Be the first to discover new talent! Billy Litchfield resides on lower Fifth Avenue and has little money. From Sex and the City through four successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute and, as one critic put it, staying uncannily “just the slightest bit ahead of the curve.

Theirs is a cramped unit with a series of box-like rooms — they were firth luggage space — but Mindy Gooch is the head of the board for the cooperative apartment building. Schiffer Diamond, an actress, has primarily lived in LA for the past several years, but after obtaining a part in a TV series, she returns to her small unit at One Fifth Avenue. So much time was spent on the petty politics of the building itself that it proved a struggle to get through. His aunt Enid took care of Lola–he couldn’t even do that for himself.

For the women in Candace Bushnell’s new novel, One Fifth Avenuethis edifice is essential to the lives bbushnell carefully established–or hope to establish.

Thus, there was almost no character that became redeemed at all. Whether it’s being handed avenie on a plate or changing yourself entirely to fit in with a rich society you don’t care for, One Fifth Avenue was not exciting in any form to me. Obviously, she stopped caring about plausibility and originality about 75 Sex and the City royalty checks ago Oct 09, Michele rated it liked acndace.

A lot of the characters don’t live busnell the the reality that most of us do. avenuf

Candace Bushnell is one of those candxce that I always feel compelled to read, even if her books never quite satisfy. Thus begins the tale of One Fifth Avenue.

And there really isn’t one.