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Benedetto Casanova by Marten Weber
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May 27, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: ebook, permanent-collection, unfinished-or-unlikely-to-read
Recommended for: NOBODY
Read on May 31, 2011 — I own a copy

OK, the premise of Casanova having a gay brother caught my interest, even though this one borders on erotica. It is suggested that the author is merely the translator of a manuscript recently discovered. There's even a "Note from the translator" section at the front where the author tries to explain the differences in his use of language, shifting between a style appropriate to the time period and more contemporary English.

However, I simply could not keep focused on the timeframe in which this "autobiography" supposedly occurs because of such phrases as "she had the hots for me," or "he strutted his stuff," and worst of all, "then he put his hand on his groin and shook his package."

Give me a break! LOL

I only read a few pages before giving up in disgust. The "note from the translator" just came across as an excuse for very little effort to adapt an interesting idea for the appropriate era.

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