Monday, July 18, 2011
Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy...Review & Giveaway!
Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear.
George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spends his days hunched over books or wandering the city in a drunken stupor.
Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.
...And then, with a series of chance meetings, Rebecca, George, and Henry are suddenly in flight, their lives brighter and clearer than ever, as they fall headlong into a summer that will forever define them in the decades to come.
This book is stunning. The author, Simon Van Booy, writes unlike any other author I have ever read. His writing is, in a word, poetic. It is kind of hard to explain but I felt like his words were all filled with meaning (no "fluff" here!) and he created characters which I felt an instant connection to. I really enjoyed how the story was told through different perspectives which I felt added even more depth to the story. This is a book I will be thinking of for a long time to come. I am also anxious to read more from Simon Van Booy and am quite smitten by his writing style. Be sure to read this one....you will be so glad you did! Pick up your copy today on Amazon...
I have great news! The publisher, Harper Perennial is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of this wonderful read! Here is how to enter...
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