Still Reigning: Thoughts of a Queen by The Queen [of Twitter]
I loved and chuckled often at The Queen_UK on Twitter in the beginning. I have the first book, and laughed several times while reading it. In most of her tweets and analysis, I thought she was spot on. Witty.
However, with this one… I don’t find it nearly as funny. Maybe because there is so much repetition between each chapter, and sometimes “she” contradicts herself from chapter to chapter.
Plus, I get that it is a gimmick, but after hearing in chapter after chapter (not to mention in several tweets over the past couple of years) how much the Queen of Spain loves Phillip Schofield, I got a bit tired of the whole concept. There is a decided lack of imagination, beyond some jokes that gets repeated ad nauseam.
It is a fun idea when you evolve as you go along, but to me the fun of it has outlived itself.
If you haven’t read the first book, or followed the persona on Twitter, then it is worth the read. If you have… probably not. (And I feel supremely grumpy for saying that, because I really wanted to be entertained.)
Dette er jo et morsomt konsept, men det er synd når kreativiteten tar slutt og det går fra å være gøy til å bli masete… Takk for fin anmeldelse, da kommer jeg nok ikke til å bruke tid på denne. Det er så mye annet å kaste seg over, og nå som høsten er her, er jeg klar for mange kvelder med godt lesestoff! God helg!