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The Paris Hours

A Novel

by Alex George

The Paris Hours by Alex George X
The Paris Hours by Alex George
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    May 2020, 272 pages
    May 4, 2021, 272 pages


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Michelle A. (Elmwood, IL)

Many Opportunities Not Taken
I liked most of the characters in this book, but I thought there were many opportunities for interesting things to happen to them that never did. It seemed that all of the energy of the book was geared only at trying to get all of the characters to the same place at the same time. This does happen at the end of the book, but there isn't much thrill in what happens. One character a door away from the daughter he lost at the beginning of the novel is the best storyline to come out of the novel but it is left unresolved.
Jan Z. (Jefferson, SD)

Paris Hours
The things I liked about this book:
1. The WRITING! There wasn't a single word that was too much or too little.
2. The characters - the 3 main male characters were very believable and my empathy and understanding came pretty naturally.
3. The story was good. Not a "page turner", but it was interesting enough to keep reading. Maybe I should say "stories". There were 4 main characters and they each had their own individual story. I loved Jean-Paul!

The things I didn't like so much:
1. Camille - she was the 4th main character...and I felt she was a bit "off".
2. Using the famous people as a back ground seemed superficial or something. But I did look up Josephine Baker to learn more about her.

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