Review of novel “The Knockoff”

My rating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars. This is a review of the novel The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazzo.

Review of novel The Knockoff

Cover of the novel The Knockoff

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Doubleday (May 19, 2015)

Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches

Just as New York’s Fashion Week wrapped up last week, I finished reading the entertaining and funny novel The Knockoffwhich is set in the modern-day fashion publishing world of New York. Over this past year, The Knockoff itself seems to have been quite a la mode, earning high praise from Vanity Fair, which calls it “the summer’s bitchiest beach read,” and Town and Country, among others. The Knockoff might be considered snarky chick lit, but it’s actually a well crafted book, and worth reading if you like strongly defined characters, the world of fashion, and a yeah, a darn good story.

As with many books these days, I “read” The Knockoff by listening to the audio book edition during my workouts at the gym (see this post about my workout-audio book setup). The Knockoff, set in present-day New York City, is about the…

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