Review: Paris: The Novel



This is the cover 🙂

Title: Paris: The Novel

Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Published: April 1st 2014 by Ballantine Books

From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a novel about the magnificent city of Paris.

Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem “The Song of Roland;” a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life.

This book was good 🙂 Considering that I’ve never been to Paris (only in movies) this book gave me a lot, and I mean ALOT of information

At first I was like, OMG 800 PAGES?!?! WHAT????

Yes, there’s 800 pages in this book, about describing how wonderful Paris is, and the type of people there are, the places, history, etc, etc.

It was torture. But you can get into the story if you like Paris, but to me its not a place I would visit anytime soon.


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