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A slow burn
on 25 November 2013
In the end, I enjoyed it, but the author takes his time getting, literally, up to speed. At first, it all seemed to be staccato one-liners, then it went to quickly sketched cameos - but, at last, things became more reflective (the influence of Provencal lifestyle, perhaps ?) and the book became a much better read. Maybe that was just how it felt on the spot: just as you get the feel of the place, it's time to go home.