The Devil Wears Prada: The Movie Was Better Than The Book | Book vs. Movie Review

Spoiler Free Book Review

Designer: Lauren Weisberger

Release Season: April 22, 2003

Thread count: 401 pages

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Chick-Lit

Textiles Themes: Capitalism, Leadership, Beauty Is Pain

My Rating: ★★★.5☆☆

Buy This Book Fresh Out Of The Runway Here:

Today’s Fashion Show Table of Contents:
Page 1: Spoiler Free Book Review
Page 2: Spoiler Book Review
Page 3: Movie vs. Book Review (Contains Spoilers)

Synopsis

College graduate Andrea Sachs dreams about working for The New York Times as a journalist, but instead lands a job that other girls would dream about. One year working in Runway as a personal assistant to the Devil gets you a job in any magazine or newspaper you want.  “Ahn-dre-ah,” is what Miranda Priestly calls her, the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine. This book is an exaggerated portrayal of Anna Wintour, the harsh and devout fashion editor and mogul of Vogue. Andrea is called every day, day or night, and is tested to the limit. This book speaks on the idea of working in the eye of the devil in order to get what you want. Much like Trump’s administration. 

Synopsis by the publisher

Welcome to Runway magazine – and the office of Miranda Priestly…

When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She’s never heard of the world’s most fashionable magazine, or its feared editor, Miranda Priestly.

A year later, Andy knows altogether too much: That it’s a sacking offence to wear anything lower than a three-inch heel to work. That you can charge cars, manicures, anything at all to the Runway account, but you must never, ever, leave your desk, or let Miranda’s coffee get cold. And that at 3 am, when your boyfriend’s dumping you and your best friend’s just been arrested, if Miranda phones, you jump.

But most of all Andy knows this is her big break, and it’s going to be worth it in the end.

Isn’t it?

Fan art:

Is The Book This Season’s Must-Have Accessory? 

Yes and no. This book is lengthy, slow, and very descriptive. If you want a book that goes straight into action, this is not the book for you. The book spends the first 100 pages introducing the characters and the plot of the book. 

Is the movie better than the book?

In my opinion, yes. The movie has great visuals, condenses the story, amazing acting by Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anne Hathaway. In the movie, the characters were different, and much more better in my taste. 

But in the book, there are more details that I would of loved to see in the movie. Since this is spoiler free, all I’m going to say is that Alex and Andy have a different storyline, Lily is a whole different person, and the ending is different. If you want to know about the details, you can read my spoiler book review on page two, and my book vs. movie review on page three.

Things to consider before you choose to read the book:

  1. Saw the movie and now you wanna read the book? If you loved the movie, and want to know more about the characters. Go ahead and read the book, but beware that these two are vastly different. Without spoiling anything, the plot and the characters are different.
  2. The first 100 pages set up the characters and the plot, therefore it has a slow start.
  3. The book is very descriptive in telling the story. For example when Andrea talks about picking up clothes from a store, she literally explains every single item.

Favorite Book Quotes:

“This was how things worked. Period. Short of death (immediate family only), dismemberment (your own), or nuclear war (only if confirmed by the U.S. government to be directly affecting Manhattan), one was to be present. This would be a watershed moment in the Priestly regime.

So this was what four years of diagramming and deconstructing books, plays, short stories, and poems were for: a chance to comfort a small, white, batlike bulldog while trying not to demolish someone else’s really, really expensive car. Sweet life.

You don’t want her to die, I thought, stretching out in the backseat. Because if she does, you lose all hope of killing her yourself. And that would be a shame.

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