Thursday, August 31, 2006

Book Review: Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayles.

This is the one where the guy goes to live in Provence. I haven't read it all the way through, but it seems like it's going to be pretty good. I think it's pretty recent too. The cover isn't that attractive, and the pages stain easily. Over all I would give it a 6 out of 10. (Maybe a 7.5 when it was new.)

UPDATE!
Ok in the version of the book I have, an English guy goes to live in Provence, in France. Some troll has started posting crank comments about some other book, or a different edition or something, by a woman who went to live in Italy.

We have a really unusual community going here, and 99% of the contributions are brilliant. So I hate to start moderating the comments. But unproductive, uncivil comments will not be tolerated. Keep them on topic: Under the Tuscan Sun, a book about (hello?) France. Or they will be deleted.

Thanks!

15 Comments:

Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Arlington ok I admit I'm copying your guitar review. My strength as a humorist is that the littlest thing is endlessly funny to me. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking it's important to entertain others, what kind of nonsense is that? Imagine a corporate executive focusing his career on excelling, not in greed, but in serving the shareholders. Pphhht!

7:11 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

duude have you sean beer frame? taht guy revieews books an recrods an only talks about teh pysical ojbjecct like ur doiing. wihch i whtought was realy great an stil do.

7:24 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

er. i hoap that didn come off liek 'ha ha its beeen done u losar' or antyithng.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

No dude I was anyway copying it from "Out of the box" wargame reviews, which, they review the component quality and say "well I haven't played it but I think you should make these rule changes."

Yeah people still make paper wargames.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Also I hate to toot my own horn but K asked me about that book this morning, hey, Project, have you read "Under the Tuscan Sun" and I said yeah, yeah, it's the one where he lives in Provence. And she started laughing at me! Turns out, whoa, I just read the title and it's NOT the one in Provence. It's somewhere in Italy or something.

8:05 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

im htigmking this is defanatalay to subtle. i hada read the hoal amezan page before i relized there was the othar book.

but o wel. i dont think nobodys reconized my subtital yet about the emu.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Yeah, I guess so. Same deal with the Michael Chertoff thing probably, it wasn't that funny unless the reader clicked on the link or was enough of a news junky to recognize him.

But here's the problem. If I punch the thing too hard it stops being funny to me. And after all who am I trying to entertain here?

8:38 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Emu? I seem to dimly remember you calling a cassowary an emu and giving a picture of an ostrich, or something like that. Or am I imagining that?

8:39 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

teh subtital. 'wel ill be a pie-eyed emu'.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Oh I remember that from those old sci fi collections, it was a formula for some super secret weapon or something. Don't remember who wrote the story tho.

5:36 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

um. imprety sure tuscenys on anothar planat. thats where the raiders are form in theat movie. but i think the erth ones in spain.

u cant censer me man. this place is a totel facist.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Tuscany is in France, "dude." Google it.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Ok Google seems to have it wrong.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous AGOG said...

Tucson is in Arizona if that helps.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Holy crap, you're right!

7:10 AM  

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