Book review: The Gondola Maker by Laura Morelli


This story revolves around a young man whose family are traditional gondola makers. Having been to Venice on several occasions I was curious to learn more about these artists and wasn’t disappointed. The technical and artistic details were fascinating and I was intrigued by the descriptions of what life was like in 16th century Venice for the different artistic guilds.

I liked the main character, Luca, but would have really enjoyed a bit more character development, as well as that of the beautiful women he admires in a painting. The characters were intriguing but seemed a bit one-dimensional.

The book was easy to read and kept my interest until the end.


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