Book Reviews of An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair
An Italian Affair
Author: Laura Fraser
ISBN-13: 9780375724855
ISBN-10: 0375724850
Publication Date: 5/7/2002
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a great travel book/memoir, actually written like a novel. I enjoyed the way it was written in the third person singular "you". I don't think I've ever read a story written in this format, so it was a unique enjoyable first experience. I read it in one day, really enjoying it, but the end did get sad, I felt sorry for the author. Her affair was exciting for a while, but unfortunately....... you must read it to find out!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorite books EVER! It's a wonderful story of a heartbroken woman who goes to Italy and meets a lover who helps her renew hersef.
The description of the food and the locations makes you want to leave for Italy today.
Highly recommended. A precurser to Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat,Pray,Love.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a quick easy read. It's written in the third person singular "you" which is hard to get use to at first. I liked the story, but as a romantic, I thought Laura deserved more than the professor could give her. I didn't care for the professor much as I thought he was arogant and said some hurtful things to her. In the end though, the affair served it's purpose and helped her to move beyond. The ending is open ended which makes me wonder...do they still see eachother?!?!
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The third person singular format is difficult to wade through, but once you find the rhythm the story is good and it certainly made me feel like a trip to Italy!
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I loved this book, but was sad at the end for her. I wish the author would write another book continuing her adventure. It made me want more! I would recommend this book if you love travel books about italy.
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Great romance and spiced with cultures and loads of travel , well worth the read.
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very good book & easy read, makes me want to travel to italy!
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I couldn't get past the book being written in the third person singular. And I'm glad I couldn't, honestly. Once I realized I wasn't going to put the effort into wading through a difficult point of view, I read some reviews on the novel. If I'd know the book was about a confused, late-30's woman who has an affair with a married man and dismisses her actions casually, I wouldn't have wasted a credit on it. But since I didn't make it past the first chapter, I can't really write much of a review on it. It's a miss, in my opinion.
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Like others who reviewed this I found it difficult to understand her having an affair with a married man after her husband left her for the another man. The travel was fun to read about and it was an easy read.
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What a wonderful book! I usually read murder mysteries. This was a big change for me! This book is a love story, a true story, told by the author. It was a good book, no deep plot to follow and only two (main) characters. A definite 'beach' read, a book to take your time with and savor every word. It is also a bit of a travel guide, describing the places they meet, such as Morocco. Just a nice story.
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Interesting and not what I thought. A great explosion of food, and travel.
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I read the book but found it upsetting. He is cheating on his wife and she seems so desparate. Not really worth the read.
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Loved this story
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This was a very good book. The author's writing really has a way of drawing you in and keeping you in the moment.
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An interesting, romantic memoir - and it reads like a novel. I enjoyed this book even though initially I thought I would not. It surprised me.
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Bittersweet memoir of a woman's sojourn in Italy to help adjust to her recent divorce. Unsentimental and real.
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I loved this book! It will make you want to travel and/or regret that you have never taken a chance like this to see the world. It's insightful, thought-provoking, romantic and inspiring!
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I didn't find this romantic. I never find cheating romantic. The travel descriptions seems like out of a romance novel.