Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Opal Mehta = Literary Theft


Do you see that woman right there?! She is a THIEF! Her first book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life now has TWO charges of literary theft against it!!

I have a few things to say about this!

1. I liked this book. I found it hilarious and was excited to learn that Dreamworks bought the movie rights.

2. I don't read "chick lit" often enough to pick up on the similarities between Opal and ABOUT A BAZILLION OTHER CHICK LIT BOOKS!!

3. Yes, originality should be important but AHEM! JUST ABOUT EVERY PLOT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE!!! (see just about any Clancy or Dan Brown novel or visit your friendly romance/thriller/sci-fi section of your library)

4.
Kaavya Viswanathan YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO PLAGIARIZE!! YOU GO TO HARVARD FOR BETSY'S SAKE! There is NO excuse for you. Is this what Harvard is producing? You don't deserve your book contract and YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION MORE IN YOUR ENGLISH CLASSES!

5. After all this, I still recommend this book. Its funny and light-hearted.

2 comments:

Lindsey Lou said...

Yeah, she should know better, but I feel so sorry for her! Her book got pulled from the shelves, her other book deal is cancelled, and Dreamworks has halted production on the movie! She must be mortified...

...I can't help but think this was accidential, because obviously she's a smart woman, so why would she do this?

Kim said...

I know. I feel bad for her too but she still should've known better. I guess she had the book deal before she even went to Harvard though and she is only 19! That is amazing!!