Jul 21, 11
Recommended to Rebecca by:
Read from July 20 to 21, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1
As with Zadie Smith and Brick Lane this is another book that took me a while to get around to reading. This is a story of a small town in Portugal told through various residents and passers by.
The characters are interesting and diverse, some you like some you don’t but their stories weave together all coming together at the end. I also finished On Beauty recently which to me is a similar type of book in that it focuses on the characters rather than intricate plots and stories. The difference with this is that some of the characters at least are likeable and they weave a pleasurable tale.
I didn’t enjoy this as much as Brick Lane, however if you favour this type of fiction you will probably enjoy Alentejo Blue.