I am addicted to Tim Parks ever since I picked up his first book (Italian Ways) in a bookshop on a weekend trip to Rome last year. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Egle
Parks lives in the north of Italy--Verona. He is an ex-pat Brit who understands the Italian psyche and can really write. Read morePublished 1 month ago by shrinkucci
Loved this book. Planning on a trip to Italy and reading up on the culture. This is priceless.Published 2 months ago by S. Wheeler
I really enjoyed the book. I moved to Rome 9 months ago and many of his insights into the Italian psyche are correct. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this after reviewing "The Italians" by John Hooper (2015). Parks is a skilled critic (see his essay collection "To Hell and Back" from 2001). Read morePublished 2 months ago by John L Murphy
I'll have to pick up this book again. It really did not grab me the first time around and I put it aside to read at a later date.Published 9 months ago by Italian Dreamer
It is not possible to come away from this book roaring with laughter, and a tonic for low spirits and a refreshing boost to the heart. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr.G.