Book Review of The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
Author: Sarah Dunant
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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The Birth of Venus could have been a great story. It was slow in the beginning and I had a difficult time staying focused on it. Itdid, however, get considerably more interesting towards the end. In fact, I very much enjoyed the last 1/3 of the book. However, there was so much detail lacking, in this story , that I had a hard time envisioning the time period, Florence, the people, or anything other than the art. The art was very well described. Also, the passage of time was not well marked. It was difficult to know if it was weeks or years later in the story. Lastly, I know this is fiction, but there were certain details that she completely ignored. If you are not a big history buff and you just want an entertaining story this may not bother you. I gave this book 3 stars because I did enjoy it but it could have been so much better.