Monday, August 22, 2011

Loss of love and sight

The Blind Contessa's New MachineThe Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A beautifully descriptive first novel from a young author. A love story about the loss of sight and how to make up for that in imagination. This book is elegant and lovely, although the ending broke my heart in its abrupt apathy. The "machine" doesn't make its appearance until three-quarters through the book, and really, doesn't have much to do with the story. The love between Carolina and her scientist is what draws the reader gently through the Italian countryside in this story. Great read, disappointing ending.

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