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“Words and emotions are simple currencies. If we inflate them, they lose their value, just like money. They begin to mean nothing”
Beautiful Ruins ~ Jess Walter
How do I say this without offending too many people who were delightfully startled by the book; alright I’ll give it a go “I couldn’t wait for the book to end”. The book started off well with a description of a humble life on a fictitious untouched Italian coastal town. It had the makings of a breezy idyllic tale about an impossible love story between a young Italian man (Pasquale) and a beautiful struggling American actress (Dee Moray). However, the reader is quickly jolted out of it in the following chapters to present day Hollywood and a jumble of complicated characters, some of whose purpose in the book I frankly cannot explain.
In a nutshell, if I may – the story is multi-generational…
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