Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.
First, you’ll fall in love with this book because it successfully describes the power of books. Then, as you keep reading you’ll realize that this book is about grief and death and how to find your way back to life.
The characters are full of depth and every one of them has a story to tell” I found them very interesting and really charming; not to mention that I loved Perdu. But, what I liked most of all are the dialogues; sometimes they’re humorous and sometimes heartbreaking.
1. It’s not so fast paced as I thought and some people may find it slow, but I think it’s perfect. It’s not a book to rush through, because you need to savour it. I absolutely loved it and it made me more passionate about life than I already am.
2. What I loved about it are the references to books and authors like Kafka and Wilde. This book talks about other books and those who are passionate about them, will really appreciate it.
3. Whilst reading it, I underlined all the quotes I liked. When I finally finished it, I realised that I had almost underlined the whole book. Some of them are:
I think I learned all my feelings from books. In them I loved and laughed and found out more than in my whole nonreading life
Often, it’s not we who shape words but the words we use that shape us.
4. At the end of the book, there’ re some recipes that I’m really curious to try out and also Perdu’s Emergency Literacy Pharmacy, described as “fast-acting medicines for minds and hearts affected by minor or moderate emotional turmoil”. I absolutely love everyone mentioned!
It’s a great read with beautiful imagery and lyrical writing. If you’re looking for a fast-paced plot, then this book isn’t for you, not all books are meant for everyone. But, you know some things are meant to be savored and this book is one of them. Highly recommended, you simply need to read it! To me, this story felt like a true one!