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Review: Anna-Lena från Montmartre

Anna-Lena från Montmartre

Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain is a great movie and one of the most romantic Paris movie ever made. Unfortunately the authors Anna-Lena Brundin and Katrin Jakobsen pun the successful movie without any particular reason.

It might be a fun idea to put your face in a very well-known movie poster, but unfortunately it only makes the book crumble under the massive shade of the movie. In some ways it also reminds of “Sex and the city”, or rather, something that was inspired by the exaggerated TV series. The chapters are mostly about restaurants, shopping and men. Nothing wrong with that, but I lack a sense of direction.

In terms of writing style, this is more like a person sharing her travel memories over a cup of coffee with her friends. I could wish for a bit more of substance, since there is a lot more to Montmartre than this.

Not really my cup of tea, but if you’re going to Paris in general and Montmartre in particular, it might be a fun read on the flight.

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