Beautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 978-0-06-1928 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Aberpeter of Renton, Washington USA on 11/6/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by Aberpeter from Renton, Washington USA on Monday, November 6, 2023
from the back of the book:

From the moment it opens - on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boar - Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is a gloriously inventive and constantly surprising - a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

my thoughts:

Beautiful Ruins intricately weaves the story of multiple characters into one novel, with its main focus on Pasquale, an Italian innkeeper, and Dee, a young Hollywood actress. I loved how the story was slowly peeled apart, like the layers of an onion. With each character, no matter how minor, being important to the main plot of the story.

Journal Entry 2 by Aberpeter at Renton, Washington USA on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (2/28/2024 UTC) at Renton, Washington USA


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