Monday, October 29, 2012

Bohemia - New Review :)

by Veronika Carnaby.


In her debut novel, Veronika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment.
In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, all the while depicting the challenges faced by youth in the decade that changed the world.


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bohemia is basically the story of a group of people living their twenties in the ‘60s. Valerie is the main character of this story about a time that changed the world and the society. A time where society values were put on the table to decide where the world was heading to; a moment in time that defined everything that came later. This is about a group of people, which redefined the important things in life and opened the door to all the difference out there.

A well written book that shows us a place and time that made the difference. If you love the spirit, ideals and all that leaded the ‘60s generation you should read this book. This is a book with a prose that really shows the love of the author for this era and where you can see the poet within Veronika.

The characters and landscaping are well described and you really feel you are getting to know the people, the places and their lives.
The book makes a good job picturing the whole world around the characters and really captures the essence of those years, but I think that the book has few dialogues for my taste. I always get to know characters through their dialogues and interaction with others, in this one I think I get to know Valerie but not the other characters. Maybe the most important thing in this book is the story itself and not really the people in it. In that case I really get the main idea of the book.

Overall this is a well written book that proves why Veronika is an awarded writer.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! :) Will check it out!

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