Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book 13: Courtesan

TITLE: Courtesan
AUTHOR: Dora Levy Mossanen
STARTED: April 27, 2013
FINISHED: May 9, 2013
PAGES: 304
GENRE: Fiction

FIRST SENTENCE: I pinch my nose shut and gulp down two raw rooster gonads.

SUMMARY: [From BN.com]  Set amid the elegant châteaux of Belle époque France and the closely guarded world of nineteenth-century Persian women, Courtesan unfolds with the breathtaking cinematic sweep and stunning visual grandeur of an epic film. At its heart are three unforgettable women: Madame Gabrielle, the courtesan whose fateful liaison with the shah of Persia reverberates in the lives of her daughter, Françoise, and her rebellious and brave granddaughter, Simone, whose journey plunges her into the cutthroat diamond trade, where the secrets of an ancient culture may hold the truth she desperately seeks.

THOUGHTS: This book was just bad. There were too many characters and the plot was too flimsy to support them all. I should have DNFed this one. Curse my inability to do that! I should have known it was going to be a bad book when I guessed the ending after 3 chapters. Yawn. Next please.

RATING: 3/10 [Poor, Lost Interest]

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