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    ‘Remember Me?’ a forgettable novel

    Remember Me? a forgettable novel

    Literature, shmiterature. Sometimes, don’t you want a few hundred pages of comedic ink to while away your free time?

    If so, that’s where Sophie Kinsella’s new novel, “”Remember Me?”” comes up trumps. It is fast-paced, cheerfully witty and you’ll guess the ending before the second chapter.

    As we begin, the heroine, Lexi Smart, has just been hit by a car. As a result of her accident, we learn, she has forgotten everything that has happened in the last three years. This includes everything that has turned her from the awkward, plain girl she was in 2004 into the urban princess she is today, complete with designer garments, a managerial job and millionaire husband.

    And so, Lexi begins to track her life backwards from the present day in order to find out how her life changed so dramatically. Very quickly, she discovers that this new life is not so perfect. She meets Jon, who tells her that she was just about to leave her husband for him. Cue the romantic blunders. Jon attempts to seduce Lexi all over again, but her quest to find out who she really is – the frizzy-haired past self or the sleek new self – gets in the way.

    “”Remember Me?””
    Sophie Kinsellaðð-The Dial Press
    3 stars

    “”Remember Me?”” uses amnesia at every chance it gets. It is easy to imagine the author stumbling over slow moments in the plot only to be saved, time and time again, by the trusted memory-loss jokes. It does, however, provides giggles, cringes and all the drama you need to fill an empty evening.

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