Italian Ways by Tim Parks

Italian WaysWhile this book is not as engaging as his “Italian Neighbors”, it does offer interesting perspective on Italian life and culture through it’s railways. I’ve always enjoyed train travel, and so reading about the people he meets on the trains in Italy is enjoyable. Unfortunately his writing makes train travel in Italy seem less pleasant than I had imagined it might be. He points out changes to historic railway stations making them more like shopping malls. This is not a novel, but more a collection of essays and observations made during his frequent travels by train. I enjoyed it but would only recommend it to someone keenly interested in present day Italian culture.

Reviewed by Marcia

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