Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful RuinsBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"This book doesn't work."
"You mean, in your opinion."
"I mean in English."

The Italian setting is immensely appealing as the story opens with an ailing movie actress and the people of a tiny village on the Ligurian coast. We travel to assorted locales that set the tone of the story of love, life, and relationships. This is essentially a romantic story of how messy and how wonderful life can be.

The cast of characters is so diverse and entertaining that I feel as though I know each one, with their quirks and unique positions in this well-crafted story.
Their intricate stories are woven together in a sometimes over-drawn narrative that remains compelling. This is a story of living, of life. The conclusion, the ending is so beautifully drawn that it alone is worth the read.

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Beth Starr said...

Interesting teaser. I like the sound of the book. Your teaser makes me want to go re-read this. Here is my teaser for this week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds like one I'd enjoy...thanks for sharing. And I love your background here at the blog!


shandy Jo said...

Interesting teaser. Thanks for sharing.

My Teaser

Melissa Owens said...

Ha - great teaser! Glad you enjoyed the book! Here’s my TT post!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Intriguing teaser!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Your teaser reminds me of a book I just quit reading because it didn't work in English ... or any other language! But I think I'd enjoy Beautiful Ruins.
My teaser is from THE LAW OF SIMILARS.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this a great book, thanks for sharing.
Here is mine:

The Writing Rabbit said...

Sounds great! Your teaser made me laugh out loud, too, which is always a plus. : )

my tt:

Zenia said...

HAHAHA, love it! So funny!
Those 3 lines made me want to read this book, so THANK YOU for sharing.
My Teaser from Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout (+ giveaway of the same book)