I See London (Book Thoughts: London Is The Best City In America, Laura Dave)

3921In the middle of reading Laura Dave’s “London Is The Best City In America,” I thought to myself, “this would make a great movie,” and I made the big mistake of googling if the book has been optioned. Sure enough, it has been, and is being developed as a vehicle for Reese Witherspoon. Sigh. I can’t say I am a fan of hers though truth be told I have seen her give good performances. So when i resumed reading, of course I now envisioned her in the role. This is one of those great internal books – it is less plot driven and more character studies. Since London is my favorite city of all time, I have had this book for a while, and it has taken me a couple of starts and finally just kept on reading. It’s richly rewarding, but tries just a bit of your patience. You have to understand these characters deeply, or you may not be very sympathetic towards them.  The book makes you think about your choices in life, and how you handle these choices. We all seek things, situations that make us happy, and sometimes we pay a price for them.  I hope the film captures the essence of the book, and I am even keeping an open mind about Reese.

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