Thursday, May 2, 2013

Diane R. reads Margherita Dolce Vita

Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni

Challenges read for:  Goodreads, Europa Editions

Book Cover:  I do like the simplistic covers for Europa Editions.  This cover is sunny and warm and I like that!

Quirky and fun, a quick read.  14 year old Margherita lives on the out skirts of town, quiet and somewhat isolated until one day the "Black Cube" is erected--life is never the same.  Margherita watches her family fall under the spell of these new neighbors, changing them beyond recognition and to a disastrous ending.  It's a coming of age story, very well written and translated--and sometimes hysterically funny.

It's a great book for fans of Europa Editions!