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Posted June 7, 2014
A 1st for me - a review prior to finishing the book. At the half-way point I am no longer impressed with all the Italian words, history and foods. I find myself craving some story substance. I've met many characters with, you guessed it, Italian names but know very little about any of them. Even the main characters are only superficially known. The "body in the piazza" was found many, many pages ago and was seemingly just a passing backseat incident which snuck into a story of Italian ways and places and menus. Having travelled in some of these same places, I find the descriptions given to be lacking in providing a good mind picture of the true Italian experience. It is a rare occasion for me to toss a book before finishing it and I will give this a few more chapters but, frankly, other than a few nicely put together sentences this is a little too slow-moving for me and does not tempt me to stay up past my bedtime.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 19, 2013
Posted May 12, 2013
Disappointing. The actual story could have been told in about 3
Disappointing. The actual story could have been told in about 30 pages with the rest just food talk filler. Maybe good if you are big time food snob. Not good otherwise.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.