Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George is a book about books.  Have I mentioned that I generally LOVE books about books?  Like The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Miss Buncle's Book and The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared. I love books about books.

I expected to love The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel just as much.  Sadly, twas not to be so.  Now, to be fair, I did like this book.  But I didn't love it.

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel is about a man who is searching for peace and resolution related to a relationship that ended twenty years prior.  He also enjoys helping others find peace by choosing the perfect book to soothe his/her woes.  He takes off in his little book barge down the Seine River and encounters a variety of people and adventures on the way to his own healing.

I'm not exactly sure what it was about this book that didn't catch my fancy.  Maybe it's because the interactions of the two main characters on the boat were a bit odd and not believable.  Maybe it's because I wanted MORE book talk and less internal mish-mash of emotions and past memories.  Also- there's some PG-13 juicy bits that were distracting and unnecessary.  Overall, it was just okay.  If you want a great book about books, try one of the others listed above.  What's your favorite book about books?

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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