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A Thousand Days in Venice
A Thousand Days in Venice
Author: Marlena De Blasi
He saw her across the Piazza San Marco and fell in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; and she, a divorced American chef, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thinks she is incapable of intimacy, that her heart has lost its capacity for romantic love. But w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345457646
ISBN-10: 0345457641
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 123 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I generally don't read romance, and found this book boring. The writing is lovely but I found the characters dull and forgettable. I slogged through the first 100 pages before tossing it aside.
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Helpful Score: 2
A delicious little book - enjoyed reading in Florence and on the plane home - to keep the Italian spirit going!
A wonderful true romance - of the author/chef.
Some lovely, descriptive writing on Venice, food, cooking, an amazing new relationship, bits of Italian, life wisdom - even recipes.
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Helpful Score: 2
A romance, yes, but not an outlandish, impalusible fictional one---this is the tale of two people, not in the first blush of Youth, living in distant parts of the world from one another, who still in a strange and wonderful way (fate?), meet, are parted, and then reunited. This is the true story of a certain Italian gentleman and the American woman he waited for, wooed, and won.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book, seemed unrealistic at times, but I guess their lives are really romantic and dramatic at times. I liked the author's attention to detail, explaining the food, aromas, atmosphere, people, sights, etc of Venice. I want to go there, that is why I read this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed it enough to want to read her following ones. She does write a bit too "poetically" - hard to read at times due to my eyes rolling...
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THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!
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"A Thousand Days in Venice" is a very romantic and personable non-fiction story, which I enjoyed from beginning to end (and this may be because I'm a TOTAL romantic). Marlena De Blasi writes with honesty displaying her comfort in her own skin and describes Venice with such luster causing almost any reader to fall in love.

I recommend this book to older teens and adults who appreciate romance in all its forms.
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When I first read the reviews of this book I was unsure if I wanted to order it, but order it I did and I am happy I did. This book is a story of romance for a older couple, not a 20's or 30's romance. This story is very poetic and very descriptive from the scents of food, scenery, relationships and the culture. You will not be disappointed while reading this. It's a can't put it down book.


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