Beautiful Ruins

Taal: Engels
2 reviews
2.5 van de 5 (2 reviews)

Auteur: Jess Walter

  • Engelstalig
  • 352 pagina's
  • 9780061928123
  • juni 2012
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The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, "Beautiful Ruins" is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.


Just about the perfect summer read. It is intelligent and thought-provoking, but also a lot of fun. Reading hours fly by and reaching the final page feels like a genuine wrench Sunday Times Ambitious, large-hearted, exhilarating novel that leaves you wanting more ... Very, very funny The Times Beautiful Ruins is a novel unlike any other you're likely to read this year -- Nick Hornby Romantic, very funny...Turbo-charged satire meets a Garcia Marquezesque love story. What's not to like? Daily Mail Walter creates an epic here - one that took him 15 years to write. The end result, however, is well worth the wait Observer A sparkling summer read Telegraph Thoroughly enjoyable, a tender, funny, ridiculous tale which has love at its core and a keen satirical edge to cut through the lovely, lush romanticism Sunday Express You're going to love this book New York Times Book Review A brilliant, madcap meditation on fate Kirkus Reviews A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor Booklist The beach read of the summer Vogue Hilarious and compelling Esquire Magic. Walter is a believer in capricious destiny with a fine, freewheeling sense of humour ... A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart New York Times Poignant, comical and marvellous San Francisco Chronicle Larger-than-life characters, billowy romance and crafty satire ... Any book that includes Richard Burton as a character is fine by us Esquire Cinematic and utterly romantic ... the big beach read for summer Sunday Times My absolute favourite read this year -- Nick Curtis Evening Standard 'Books of the Year' A bravura feat -- Peter Kemp Sunday Times 'Books of the Year' The beach read of 2013 Grazia 'Books of the Year' Think Il Postino with a walk-on part for a comically drunk Richard Burton -- Peter Brookes The Times 'Books of the Year' Walter's account of the filming of the Burton/Taylor classic Cleopatra is a playful imagining of emotional history and hidden lives just out of view. Be warned, this is a novel that may make any festive guests somewhat anti-social as I read it in two days flat -- Olivia Cole GQ 'Books of the Year'

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Jess Walter Jess Walter
30x237x163 mm
508,00 gram
juni 2012

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