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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 11 September 2013
This was easy to read and therefore a good immersion into the language but I have to say that it was, for me, a genre that I usually would not go for - one which UK readers would describe as "Mills + Boon". I chose it pretty much at random and would probably not have bought it if I had known this in advance.The plot was sort of silly and the characters one dimensional. It did give me the opportunity to make observations about popular Italian culture in how the story was framed and developed - a bit like how reading a magazine might. The purpose of the purchase was to read something easy in Italian and in this regard it does what it says on the tin. I was more or less able to read it straight through with only a few dictionary stops - my level is advanced but it would also be ok for intermediate readers.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2014
OK, it's pulp fiction, but none the worse for that. You buy this little book to brush up your Italian and as such it does the trick. The story is mostly in dialogue, so it's full of the kind of words and expressions you might want in conversation. It's no good using the great Italian classics for this purpose (e.g. I promessi sposi). They contain far too many archaic and literary words, many of which you won't find in the electronic dictionary, and naturally the characters don't use today's everyday speech.

At 0.77p you can't expect to grumble and if you're looking for an easy-to-read text at Intermediate level this will serve you well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2014
A great little contemporary tale and readable too at my beginner/ intermediate level.
A nice smattering of new vocab to enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2015
Great for practising Italian - lots of verb tenses etc -, but the love story is very tedious, being filled with mountains of boring minutiae. This is a pity because the writing is at a good intermediate level giving lots of grammar practice but with a fairly straightforward vocabulary. This means that the reader can get the flow of the writing without having to stop repeatedly to use a dictionary. More books at this level would be welcome if the content was a bit more interesting. I am not against romance per se, just boring romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2014
good for intermediate leraners - easy to read and analyse verbs
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2014
A great selection of accessible and enjoyable stories.
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on 8 January 2015
Very useful for learning the language. Worth the money.
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on 3 March 2015
Very pleased with purchase. As described. Many thanks
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on 15 July 2015
Very good
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2013
i havent looked at it too closely yet but it seems to be what I want and of the correct level
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