Author: Luc Sante
Genre: Travel, History
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd
Date of Publication: 5 November, 2015
No. of pages: 394
Paris has always been the city of romance for the layman. However, this a unique spin on the beautiful city that we all consider as a romantic icon. The author narrates a unique tour of the working and criminal class that has founded the city two centuries ago. The whole narrative definitely provided an unique experience of reading this book. The history of the city was definitely captivating to say the least, and spelled out in a way that can definitely make you curious to visit the place and experience it on a firsthand basis.
However there are two things that I did not like about this book. The narrative was way to hard to understand and comprehend at most times which made it quite difficult to actually sit and enjoy this book. The second point that disappointed me was also the promise of providing an illustrated journey of this book. However, the pictures are way too few, to be counted as a part of journey. Why am I emphasizing on the need of providing illustration in this case is because of the difficulty in understanding the language. The illustration will also help in justifying the genre of the book.
My rating: 3 out of 5