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The Next Big Thing

Sara Caspian

Average Review Rating Average Rating 5/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Coronet

Published : 2000

Copyright : Sara Caspain 2000

ISBN-10 : PB 0-340-76955-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-340-76955-3

Publisher's Write-Up

'I've got a naked Russian cook sobbing into my cleavage, a girl dressed in silver foil hiding under my bed, and my flat's full of people I don't even like!' Tierney didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
'This lot may be the Coolest crowd in London but face it, they're raving fruitcakes!!!'

When Tierney's gorgeous boss offers to promote her, she is ecstatic! Finally Matt's noticed her.

Then comes the catch - she must find the Next Big Thing, a girl for the sexiest ad campaign ever. And she has one week to do it!

But a rival wants both Matt and the promotion. Meet Vanita, with her designer broomstick and killer cleavage.

Now it's a race to see who'll find the Next Big Thing and succeed in the tough but trendy world of Cool Hunting.

And life is about to pull a fast one...

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Review by Chrissi (011101) Rating (5/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 5/10
This very nearly ended up in the Recycle bin, because I did not like the characters. Why is it that all heroines in modern-day girl's stories have to have blonde hair and distinctive names - whatever happened to Tracey and Charlotte, Sharon and Doris? Or is it that everyone in London advertising has remade themselves into their own brand name, with matching logo?

The basic premise is that Tierney is a 'cool hunter', one of those people who go around deciding what will be the newest trends. She is gorgeous (could we ever expect anything else?) and wants a promotion, well, who doesn't...

She is promised that if she finds a woman to be the public face of a new product, she will be promoted. On comes her adversary... a woman who is the complete opposite to Tierney (except that she also suffers from un-common-name-itis!) Wears too much makeup, high heels and low cut tops, (unlike our heroine, of course, who owns one lipstick and wears trainers all the time...) Oh, bore...

Anyway, Tierney finds the best woman, Vanita offers gossip, Vanita gets the promotion, Tierney defends a girl being forced into a car, is photographed doing it, the publicity machine kicks in, Tierney is used for the product, Vanita uses other girl as weapon, Tierney becomes over exposed, public really don't care but newspapers blow everything out of proportion.

I'm sorry, but there is so little there to like... I didn't find anything anyway. This novel is part of an entire genre that is out there, with the occasional stunning book that makes me wade through complete dross in trying to find one that I like.
Chrissi (1st November 2001)

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