MOTIVATION for READING: Ok, confession/admission. I have a fascination with Armie Hammer. He stars in the movie version of this title.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: Look at the cover of this book. Art. Perspective.
The story fascinates me on so many levels – kid of academic parents who are expats? I think, anyway, academics of the true liberal arts. Living in Italy, owning ocean front property, hosts an academic student every summer, have people over ALL THE TIME for dinner and tennis and pool lounging and swims in the sea, and an apricot orchard. As one does. Discussions of things WAY over my head, authors and texts I can’t even pronounce. And this kid finds the current summer academic student extremely intriguing.
And then mayhem ensues.
Except it is perfectly uncoiled – the tension, the dialog, the tension, the touch the talk the confusion the obsession. Tightly held and slowly, tensely, O.M.G already, happen something damn it! Happen!
THOUGHTS: Truly, the setting is beautiful. The relationships are so endearing. The father-son talk had me in tears. Very fun book. I enjoyed this very much.
RATING: Five slices of pie. No pie mentioned but I did make an Apricot Apple Walnut Pie…
I keep trying to figure out when I can watch the movie… Soon.