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1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week(actually took me several weeks, I just couldn't finish it!
2 Words that describe the book, O.K. semi love story
3 Settings where it took place or characters you met
Nel is the main character, Lucy, Matteo, Leo a dog,Lydia, Ronald,Annunziata, and many more. The story takes place in Venice, a old estate formerly a convent.
4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it
I think the thing that made me keep trying to finish the book was the plot of an undiscovered artistic masterpiece. While I thought the characters were O.K. they were not compelling enough for me to want to NEVER put the book down, the end was predictable. I love reading the "found" correspondence from many many years ago, and I was amazed at the expert fields introduced into the story. I'm actually using this book to do my homework. It follows the "formula" for a romance quite true to form. I think however, if I had to do "*an extremely rude interview" of these characters there would still be a great many unanswered questions
I disliked the format, there were no quotation marks, so I had to really pay attention to was this an actual conversation, or was the character just thinking this. I often found myself having to go back to the previous paragraph to keep track of where and who was speaking. Perhaps I'm stupid and this is a novel idea of writing, but one I did not like. I like the cover, the collage was very interesting. The beginning appealed to me, simply because I thought dumping your husband and his entourage would be so rebellious. I liked the "new friend" thingy, but after that ... too ho hum. Would I read it again? I would probably not read it again, I think I might have even abandoned it earlier on, except for the fact that I was stuck on a train with nothing else. I appologize to the author, but not your best work.
5 Stars or less for your rating?
I'm only giving this book a rating of 3, simply because it did keep me wanting to know all about how one decides this is a masterpiece the plot did not keep me interested at all. I wanted "Matteo" to be a little more appealing and Nel I thought was downright boring.
*An extremely rude interview is a series of questions devised by my instructor Dee Lloyd to assist us wantabe writers with character development.