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The Age of Light follows the journey of a twenty-three year old woman, Lee Miller, a model turned photographer. She left her home and her modeling career in New York and move to Paris to follow her dream in photography. Then, she met Man Ray, a famous Surrealist artist. She became Man Ray’s apprentice and soon became his lover. Lee Miller eventually found herself struggling trying to prove herself and her talent in the art society.
This book is such a wonderful read! It helped me appreciate the beauty of art, especially photography. I always imagine how it is like living in the past and this book is a beautiful reminder of an artist life in 1930's.
I think the author did such a great job on the character development. I felt Miller’s sadness and her anger. After reading this book, I had to read more about Miller and her work and I found her very talented and beautiful. It is sad to think that she could have probably done more, but I am happy that this book gave her a spotlight she deserves. I also enjoyed how the author alternate the past and the present with the chapter! Very well written book! Finally, I love that this book brought to life many other famous artist too like Pablo Picasso, Claude Cahun, Ernest Hemingway, and Jean Cocteau.
Definitely enjoyed this book. Read until the end! The last quarter of the book has the most important stuff! My only wish is that I am sitting inside Cafe de Flore, having a cup of coffee, while reading this book. Overall, if you like art and the 20s-30s era, this book is for you!
I was hoping this book would have a shocking twist but it was easy to figure out who it was before the book was even halfway done.
The writing was amazing and I loved this book despite the predictability. Also, I pictured Kelsey Grammar as Will for some reason.
I would love to know what others think about the ending (last chapter). How would you explain it?
I love this book. Anyone else?
It was either between a woman is no man, or The Winter Sister. I choose The Winter Sister. I love thriller books. My add on was Ghosted. This is my first month getting this Subscription. Can't wait to get my box this month.
This book is sold out already. It's February 2nd! Does anyone know if they tend to restock new BOTMs within the first month?
Another month and more great selections to pick from! I chose Early Riser! I haven’t read this genre in awhile plus it doesn’t seem to make frequent rounds here. Grabbing it while I can. Lol. Anyone else feel the same way about some of these books that pop up?
1930's Paris? Say no more. I have been attached to my favorite psychological thrillers lately and think this switch up will be the excitement I'm looking for. From a huge Anais Nin and Henry Miller fan, I cannot wait to receive this more contemporary version of the genre (Or at least this is what I am comparing The Age of Light to). Oh, and bring on the explicit sex scenes. That's half the fun of reading a romance novel, right? Also added A Ladder to the Sky to my box. I'm going in blind with that one, but I can't pass up any risque novels (apparently) this month.
I feel like A Woman is No Man was hands down the obvious choice for this month. It's the most anticipated book of 2019! I can't wait to read it! I'd gotten so many thriller books that last few months (nothing wrong that) so it's nice to try something new.
I don't think I have every read a sci-fi book...I usually go for the thrillers but decided that I need a break and want to try something new! This book sounded like an interesting premise and people seem to like the author. Hopefully I will like it! What did you guys pick???
The Age of Light seemed too much like a modern romance novel sans the shirtless man in a stable on the book jacket. The others just seemed a little underwhelming given that I looked up reviews on the authors & the selected books. However, Early Riser has been released in the UK since August and has excellent reviews. I read a preview excerpt, and it solidified what I had heard of the writer: great wit and seamless humor.
Also, these months take far too long. Can we do a Book of the Week (BOTW) subscription? I would definitely go for a prime subscription.
After browsing the February selections, A Woman Is No Man is going to be my pick, hands down! The Winter Sister was a close second but I'm hesitant to pick up a thriller after the high bar set by the Silent Patient! What're you leaning towards?