- File Size: 4058 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publication Date: December 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077R8MQKZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,888 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As for that author, the writing in Wright's sophomore work is certainly improved from The Clouds Aren't White. More clarity and focus are apparent, and the artistic story telling makes what could have been a dull essay a colorful story. However the writing sometimes comes across as forced with awkward word choice and sudden changes in tone. That does not take away from a glimpse into a woman's unique journey which she has chronicled in an exciting blend of historical-fiction and autobiography. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and spent a couple of afternoons feeling like I really got to know David, one of the many people lost in the mess of history but brought to life in Lives Paris Took.
The story meanders a little, but just like a river, it wants to take you somewhere, but at its own pace. Reading Lives Paris Took is all about the journey of exploration, telling the story of a protagonist from the past, most probably passed away, by the name of David, whose life and experiences are brought alive through the research of his granddaughter many years later who finds and reads his journals.
Her investigations may indeed be a form of escapism from the unhappy circumstance of her parent's divorce, but as she reads on she becomes determined to investigate further and track down her lost relative through a lost literary trail.
Hoarding secrets about his life and refusing to open up to those who cared about him made him easy prey to a mysterious Frenchman who swindled him of his earnings.
He refused to marry the only woman he ever loved even when she bore him a child.
When he lost everything he returned to his homeland but his future was gone.
The only trace of his life was a letter he left, unaddressed and ambiguous.
His great-niece used that letter to find out about a great-uncle she never met.
The author did a great job in putting this heart-breaking story together.