June 7, 2011

PARIS, paris by David Downie


In general I'm not a very wordy writer, so my review of PARIS, paris: Journey into the City of Light by David Downie isn't going to ramble on and on.

Instead I'll simply tell you that I didn't just read this book...I savored it. 
Each and every chapter.

Tip of the Island

I got lost in it.

Reading PARIS, paris is the opportunity to see Paris through the eyes of someone who adores her - for her beauty, her uniqueness and even her flaws. It is wandering through Paris at night and through often overlooked quartiers. It is seeing the cracks in her often perfectly depicted veneer. It is learning about her quirky history and getting to know some of her characters.
It is experiencing Paris through someone who is deeply connected to her.

I love Paris. Now thanks to Mr. Downie, I love her even more.

Paris

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13 comments:

Lost In Cheeseland said...

such a great review - short and sweet. Love the bit about the city's veneer!

cocopuff1212 said...

I'm almost done with the book, and I, too, have enjoyed every chapter. It actually makes a pretty good guidebook for someone looking for something a bit different.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting, I must have a look for this. Diane

melinda said...
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melinda said...

i think i have read every book about paris & i rerally loved this one

Sarah said...

Just added it to my reading list!

Anonymous said...

You know I love Paris too. We had a great time on our visit. It was great to see you, even if it was for such a short time. We just saw Midnight in Paris, the new Woody Allen film, makes on want to go back. This book is on my "to read" list
Doris

Murissa Maurice said...

I always wondered if this was a good book.
Thanks for letting me know!

The Wanderfull Traveler

helen tilston said...

Thank you for the review. It will get to my amazon basket. We just saw Midnight in Paris and loved it. Thank you for keeping us in the Paris mode
Helen xx

Emm said...

Great minds, and all that. I just ordered it today. He's such a good writer, and has a wonderful subject.

Chez Loulou said...

Lindsey
Thanks. :)

cocopuff
It makes an excellent, in depth guidebook. I'm glad you enjoyed it as well!

Diane
It's a wonderful read. Hope you like it as much as I did.

Melinda
I have a lot too, but this one was really exceptional. Not like the average "expat in Paris" book.

Sarah
You won't be sorry that you did!

Doris
I'm so glad you commented!
How was your night photography class? Did you have a great visit to Paris? We loved the time we had with you all. Hope you come back soon! xo

Murissa
Yes, definitely! Read it!

Helen
I'm very excited to see Midnight in Paris. Have to wait until I can see it in VO (version originale) and down here where we live that sometimes takes a while. :)

Emm
Yes, great minds...
I'm interested in his Rome book. Must remember to order that soon.

♥ Mrs. Pickins ♥ said...

This book sounds lovely - I look forward to checking it out!

Chez Loulou said...

Mrs Pickins
You really should get a copy. You'll love it!