Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I have seen this book make the rounds online so when it came up for review, I decided to give it a shot, plus, as an obvious bibliophile, it was necessary to read a book about books!

The writing was great,  better than I expected. I definitely highlighted quite a few "books" mentioned that I need to find later. I also highlighted some quotes but this one describes the book well: 

"A book is both a medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that's how I sell books." 

This quote is basically the premise of the book. Monsieur Perdu is still morning the loss of the woman he loved; a woman who suddenly vanished from his life. He's tormented by it so he has his bookshop where he dispenses a sort of bibliotherapy on his customers, flat out refusing to give certain books to certain ailments, and encouraging others on people to their, eventual, delight. 

More quotes: 

"Women tell you more about the world. Men only tell you about themselves."

"He had never had to travel; his conversations with books had been sufficient...until finally he prized them more highly than people. They were less threatening." 

I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5. There were some parts that just seemed a bit farfetched but those were thankfully few and far between. The writing was great and I loved the overall story, and ending!

I requested this book from Blogging for Books, and they sent me a copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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