Sunday, April 16, 2017
Under the Tuscan Sun: A Book Review
You will rarely hear these words from me, but I actually prefer the glamorized and more fictional movie of this book over the book. Yes, it's true.
I bought this book years ago and then let it go from my bookshelves. I had somewhat forgotten the book and was excited to be able to review it once more. As much as I want to enjoy the book, I don't. I find the author's style of writing is very choppy and almost incoherent at times. I'd like to have known more about the history of the house. I'd like to have had a better idea of the Tuscan countryside through her story of the renovation of the house. Instead, there are bits of this and bits of that and never enough of any one thing to give you a complete picture of the house. I soon remembered why I let the initial copy of the book go so easily from my shelves. It was not a wrench to part with it.
I did read the follow up book and found it much easier going and more pleasurable reading than I found this initial book to be.