Rococo, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Makeover specialist Bartolomeo Di Crespi is all his name suggests - stylish, sophisticated, a legend in his own time.

From the Mediterranean to Manhattan his taste reigns supreme.

When the renovation of his hometown church comes up for tender, Bortolemeo assumes only he can do justice to the task ahead.

But the local pastor, Father Porporino, for reasons of his own, has other ideas.

Delightful, captivating, hilarious, bursting with effervescent life, as fanciful as flocked wallpaper, Roccoco is a comic masterpiece with a heart of gold.

Once more Adriana Trigiani's takes us into an enchanting world which she has made her own - peopled by unforgettable characters that will live forever.




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When reading a book, I generally expect that within 100 pages, I'll have a plot or at least a general idea of where a plot might be. Rococo never seemed to acquire a plot. Mostly it was the story of a petulant bachelor who happened to try to decorate everything in his particular town in New Jersey. The bulk of this book was description - of food, of decor, of clothing, and I was left overwhelmed with description that felt unnecessary and underwhelmed by story that never seemed relevant or even linear.The characters were interesting, but the secondary characters were far more interesting than "B" who, as the main character, seems that he should be therefore the most interesting.The story fell short of my expectations after reading Lucia, Lucia.