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No dyed generic pumps for Cherise; she's scoured the stores and come up with a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes that made me pray to the fashion gods for something half as great to appear in my closet.Now, I can understand that there is a certain amount of information that we require in order to fully understand a character - who they are, how they think, etc. And that these things vary depending on the character and sometimes include...the little things. But is it integral to the plot (or our understanding of the character) to know their taste in shoes? I know I'm not fashionable, by any stretch of the imagination, but I can't see the relevance? Can someone please enlighten me?
Oh man. This was looking less like a good plan all the time. I had not worn the right shoes for tramping through sewer water. In fact, I didn't own the right shoes for that and I hoped I never would.*scratches head* Ah, last time I looked I was reading urban fantasy, with a heroine who hasn't had a breather between books one and seven - everyone is after this heroine, for a myriad of reasons, mostly because they want to kill her. You have no idea how many assassination attemps this heroine has survived! (At halfway through this book I've already counted three...or is that four? [I've lost count.]) And so, shouldn't she be expecting the unexpected and dressing appropriately?
At least I'd dressed for it. If I couldn't be self-confident wearing a kicky Carmen Marc Valvo dress and a pair of honest-to-God Manolo Blahniks in matching tangerine, I needed to turn in my fashion police badge.*light bulb switches on* Ah, that explains everything. I'm not reading urban fantasy. Well, I am, but the heroine is actually a member of the fashion police not a paranormal guardian of some sort. And that explains why there are so many references to fashion, brands, etc.
So, have you ever read a book that you are sure has been incorrectly labelled?