Friday, April 29, 2011
Recipe for Disappointment
It was hard to keep up, as the book moved so fast. One minute the main character is in her 20s, the next she's in her 40s.
You read the back cover and expect a typical "lost young woman goes to Italy to learn how to cook, fall in love and find herself" type of story and hope to wind up happy and inspired by the end, but what you get is a lost young woman who is just as lost at the end as she is in the beginning.
She doesn't find herself - she just goes to Italy, has an adventure and ends up back where she started.
My best judgment after reading a book is asking myself how I feel once I've turned the last page.