By Joseph T. Colagreco "cojaysea" (okayama japan) - (REAL NAME)
This review is from: This Nearly Was Mine: A Novel (Paperback)
i really liked this book . i say that first because i thought it may have been a girly girly gossipy kind of thing all from a woman's viewpoint that i may not have liked .but you should never judge a book by its cover or what you think it might be till you finally read it. the proof is in the pudding as they say and a good writer can make anything readable regardless of the theme . told almost totally in the first person by Annie a jewish girl from long island about her adventures in Spain, her marriage back in the united states and all the ups and downs that come with relationships with the opposite sex..she has sex with Francisco a Spanish man she meets who can rival the legendary Babe Ruth when it comes to getting it up but this is not a work of sleaze.She falls in love too and theres a lot going on here with other characters as well.
The writing flows along beautifully and i couldn't wait to see how it would end but also didn't want it to end too soon because it was so enjoyable and brought back many thoughts from my youth when i was traveling. Depending on what generation you are from you may find yourself identifying heavily with many of the events that take place throughout the tale .( i did and coming from the New York area helped). This book made me think of my past, and brought back great and sad memories from my own life. A great read that i zipped through, there wasn't a page i didn't like or struggle with . i wouldn't add or delete one sentence from this work everything fits just perfectly. Fit me like a glove in fact.