- File Size: 1115 KB
- Print Length: 327 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Simon & Fig (September 24, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005PHGER6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,648,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Now, we have that out of the way so let's talk about how I feel about this book.
As a former student of film school, I can really relate to the main character strongly, especially how he deals with his professors and classmates. There were numerous situation in the book that really mirrored my real life experiences so it makes very entertaining and fascinating reading. It's interesting to see how the main character operate in that realm but also he has to deal with his parents, whose are trying to be patient with him.
When the main character travel to Italy, the book got even more better because of how he interacts with the Italians. Honestly, there were several moments where I couldn't stop laughing out loud because of misunderstanding and trippy experiences that the main character went through. I really enjoy Naples section, which really enhanced this book big time. I really like how he's having film discussion with very dangerous person, which is really bizarre but I find it so enjoyable.
I think that this book has to be among the few that are very memorable books I've ever read ever since I bought my Kindle, which really says something. Give or take, I have read insane amount and this book has made its huge impression on me.
Of course, there's typos throughout the book but that doesn't hinder my enjoyment.Read more ›
As a theater/film/art buff myself, I feel that Mr. Earls opened up a new world for me, giving me insight into the world of light and shadows in a way that I could absorb. The lead character and narrator, Jason Tiss's, self deprecating humor and clumsy manner make him human and lovable. The Brownie camera adds a touch of magic to the scenery and brings the stories in the Caravaggio paintings to life in vivid detail. Meeting Sts. Matthew and Peter and the drowned virgin provides a vital spark to the story and teaches Jason, and us, some life lessons along the way.
I recommend the book to anyone who loves to learn as well as read a good story.
I thought it was a total waste of time and what really galls me is that I tried to read it, put it down, and then picked it up again in an attempt to get through it. Just didn't have the fortitude to get it done.
There's a lot of gratuitous swearing (really not germane to the plot, maybe to show how "hip" the main character is..) and it just struck me as totally contrived. I not only didn't finish it, I deleted it from my library altogether.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sorry, but I noticed that every reviewer for this book has either reviewed ONLY this one book, or they have given 5 stars for EVERY review they have ever written. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Robin M.
Seriously. There's this one scene - you'll know it when you read it, there are some references to a horse - that had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe. Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by Jen Beaven
Empire of Light reads to you as a Holden Caulfield truth. What I love about this book are the similes written throughout and the use of imagination. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Connie Hendrix
Fantastic Book!! Loved it! So entertaining with great characters and wonderful history. Definately a book that I will read again and again!Published on December 2, 2011 by issa
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