Thursday, January 29, 2009
A book review
"The Dressmaker" is a novel written by Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck about a man who falls in love with a woman engaged. The plot takes place in today's time, Paris and the story follows Claude from his first meeting with Valentine until the time he is fighting her husband and way beyond. Claude Raynaud is a wedding gown designer and lives outside of Paris in a town called Senlis. He has an estranged wife who returns one day. He becomes famous. The book goes on forever about a whole bunch of nothing. It would been nice if Oberbeck could have given more explanation on how Claude would stalk and watch Valentine - or anything more interesting than this time waster!