Book Review – Paris, He Said, Christine Seed

Paris, He Said. By Christine Seed. A book review.

This book had me at the mention of Paris. I am a tragic Paris reader. I am not sure it is actually a genre of books ‘Parisian’ but I have certainly made one for myself. I like 32.3 million other people love Paris. Why 32.3 million. That’s how many people visited Paris in 2013.  Holly cow huh? that’s the entire population of Australia plus New Zealand and Singapore visiting in one year!

Okay, this is one of those books that is easy to read. This is my first book review so I am sure this series will evolve. I picked a relatively easy to read book for the first review. Easy to read and digest.

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The Story

The book is about a young woman who falls in love with a much older man who not only offers her the opportunity of a lifetime but in Paris. Yes, there is the cliché that French men are both marvellous lovers and have several lovers at a time discussed in the book. I know Frenchmen and I am not sure they all have lovers. Some of them would not have the time and some of them wish they had more than one lover! Ha ha.

Putting aside French clichés, this is a book that us both easy to read while travelling as it allows for distractions. You know the type of book where it is easy to pick up where you left off? It is also the type of book that describes areas of Paris and the weather so that you can imagine yourself being the leading character in the book as she skips down the road to the metro to her first Paris luncheon date. You feel her apprehension of both being in a foreign city but pinching herself that she lives in Paris.

This is a book about beauty, art, desire and love. Love for art, love for Paris and love for love. Christine Sneed has only written four books. That’s four more than me, but regardless she is relatively new on the scene as the saying goes. Her first book was published in 2009, a story collection and won several prizes. This book is good enough to entice me to read more of her work.

In Summary

It is not a challenging read but it is thought provoking. What morals have you put aside to achieve a goal? What treatment have you put up with in past relationships? Have you dated someone much. much older? Do you believe in yourself and where you are going? Did you need someone in your life to point you in the right direction?


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