Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eat, Pray, Love-Book Review

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Elizabeth Gilbert's writing is like listening to a friend share her travels and experiences. I was taken in by all the wonderful people she met and the exciting adventure of it all. I lost the feeling a bit during the second part of the book, probably because I can't relate to that overpowering need for spiritual guidance. I can appreciate, however, how very important this time was for Liz. I have never been through a divorce or experienced such a deep depression so I feel that this book wasn't really for me. Still, I loved the beautiful imagery and the descriptions of the people she met. I enjoyed seeing the positive changes she goes through during this year of travel and self-discovery.

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  1. I thought this was an okay book, but it didn't live up to the hype created by Oprah.

  2. Thanks for your review Mari. I have this one down on my to read list but I'm a little hesitant. Like you I'm wondering if I will actually relate that much to the content of the book.

  3. I agree with bobbi, for me, this book definitely did not live up to my expectations. In fact, by the end of the book, I found myself not really liking Gilbert much.

    I've heard that her book The Last American Man is far better, but I've been hesitant to pick it up based on my opinion of Eat, Pray, Love.

  4. I agree. It definitely didn't live up to the hype.
    There were some good things about the book, however, which I did have to give some credit too. :)

    This one won't be on my own "best books read" list.

  5. Hype does that to books (and other things), we end up expecting something incredible. I'm still curious to read this though, there are so many different views on it!

  6. I read this one for the challenge, too. I didn't love it, either. I really enjoyed the Italy part, but was totally turned off by the rest. I didn't much like Gilbert by the end, either.


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