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Thought it would be better.
I didn't like this book at all. It interested me being italian and having the story set in Sicily. I found it very boring. The book got good the last couple chapters, but the rest was terrible.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 4, 2009
Things aren't always what they appear to be ...
Who was Mennulara, The Almond Picker? That is the question to be answered in Ms. Hornby's debut novel. At a very young age, she became the maid for a wealthy local family and eventually became the indispensable administrator of their affairs. Was she just a servant? Rumors and speculation abound as the story unfolds. Everyone has their own opinion as to the type of person she was and what she did in life to get to where she was.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This novel starts with the death of Mennulara and an unusual request to the family that she served. Desperate to acquire her so-called wealth, they take on a series of tasks that will ensure them their due.
Both the characters and the story were wonderful. I was delighted by Mennulara and wanted to know the truth behind her life. I recommend to those who would like to experience the feeling of living in a small Sicilian town, those who like mystery and those who just want something pleasurable to read.
Posted May 25, 2005
This book is a good read
I truly could not put the book down. The book kept me in suspence regarding Mennu. Each time I thought I had the answer about her past, something else came up and changed my mind. The book also brings gossip to a front. Anyone reading this book can think of real life people that would participate in the very same kind of gossip. In my own opinion, the book definately deserves the 4 stars I rated.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.