Ginger's Reviews > Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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Nov 06, 2010

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I'm not sure what I would rate this book if I hadn't lived in Rome. My favorite parts were the descriptions about the city, the Italians, being an Idahoan abroad. There is no place like Rome and this book took me back. It would have been nice for the book to have a sense of direction, but I guess you can't always dictate climax in real life. The last season felt limp and worn out, which was probably true of Doerr at the time, too. He had some good lines about parenting, some too frilly lines about the sky and whatnot. I wish I could satisfy my curiosity about what his wife thought of the whole thing. I can't conceive of handling twin babies totally alone in a small apartment in a completely foreign place.

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