Book Reviews of A Good Year

A Good Year
A Good Year
Author: Peter Mayle
ISBN-13: 9780751536935
ISBN-10: 0751536938
Pages: 245
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Lighthearted and pleasurable to read, this is a book to take on vacation or to relax with before bed. The characters are people you would like to spend more time with and I found myself reluctant to leave them at the end of the book.
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Delightful, an entertaining read.
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Down and out financier hits the motherload; property in France, a winery, and a couple of cute girls, too! Just a slight hint of intrigue and fairly likeable characters makes me wish I'd inherited a winery too!
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What an enjoyable cd. Peter Mayle writes lovely stories, but hearing it aloud makes it even better. Great motivator for me to get on the exercise bike!
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I love Peter Mayle. His books are great!
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I just loved reading this book. It is well written & kept my interest-Excellent "local color" of the people, foods & region of Provence! I learned a lot about wines. A fun read!
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Peter Mayle's writing is my magic-carpet trip to France. Can't afford to go there, but he takes me there with his words, images, characters. Loved the movie they made from this story.
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A charming story set in Provence, with both French & British humor.
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This book was way better than the movie. If you liked Under the Tuscan Sun, this is similar in theme
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An enjoyable read, if a bit predictable and anticlimactic.
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You know once you get over the idea of Russell Crowe playing the lead in the movie and get a bit more realistic then this book is real good. No, it's not that I don't appreciate Russell Crowe and no I didn't see the movie version (why would you when you have this great book?). Good, light read (don't take it literally) for a summer or weekend read.
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This is one of the most fun books I've read in a long time. I love Peter Mayle and this book is one of his best! You will enjoy this book from beginning to end. It's a great entertaining read. The characters are wonderfully developed and you'll feel like you know them personally. This book is a perfect read for vacation... Or if you feel like you need a vacation... You'll be transported to Provence!

I bought a copy of this book for my dad, and he loved it too. I gave my copy to a friend who also enjoyed it.
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Better than the movie but kind of slow. Great if you want to learn about wine
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A very nice read. Next best thing to travelling in Provence. Good story.
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This is a lovely book and the reader's voice was captivating. I love the glimpses into France and European life.
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Really good read!
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Easy read and a fun story. Travel with Max from rainy England to sunny Provence. Much better then the movie, but then again most books are.
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If you love wine and Italy, you'll love this book.
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Enjoyable novel set in Provence. This is a gentle read, nice and light, no convoluted plot twists, just a stroll through the Luberon.
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Better than the movie, not surpringly
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A light-hearted story for someone interested in wine or vineyards or living in Provence, France. Only 287 pages.
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Good read - very quick. I read it in about 3.5 hours.
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Great, light summer read
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Really enjoyed this light reading. Very different plot from the Russell Crowe movie based loosely on the novel. Both were fun.
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Perfect performance by Ben Chaplin. Love his voice. Fantastic story, loveable characters and a perfect ending. Great for a rainy day. A keeper!
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The reviews on Amazon about this book are very accurate. This is a good Peter Mayle book and I've read most of his books but the movie, in my opinion is better. How rare is that! This book is interesting and relaxing to read the movie has more of an edge to it. Both are worth reading/seeing. The cover shown is the right cover, the paper on the cover is nubbley