2018/01/20

BOOK REVIEW:
GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT BY JANINE DI GIOVANNI

Title: Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War, Love and Redemption
Author: Janine Di Giovanni
Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 275
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is the memoir of one of Americas foremost war correspondents who spent more than twenty years in conflict areas, and it's the story of her life, love and the aftermath of having seen so much.


Review:
As you can probably see by my rating of this book, this wasn't really for me, but I feel it's important to point out that I think the fact that I don't like this is my own damn fault.

I should have spent a bit more time researching what this book was actually about; I thought it was going to be mostly about the authors years working as a war correspondent and what she experienced, but it's more about the aftermath and about the love story of her and her husband and them getting married and trying to settle down with their child. It deals mostly with the author trying to acclimate to not working in conflict zones, getting used to living in Paris and coming to terms with motherhood.

All of this is well and fine, but the problem for me is that I don't really enjoy books where the main focus is a love story and a relationship, and it just wasn't what I had expected from this, so I ended up being quite disappointed. The story just didn't manage to capture me and I didn't feel much of a connection. It is though, like I said, mostly my own fault for reading a book that clearly wasn't for me.

I would imagine that you like love stories and romance books, this is an excellent book to read.
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