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5 Top-notch. Captures the essence of the Italian personality and Italy’s social and political culture. Well written. Interesting characters that are authentic Italians. A joy to read!
4 Very good. Italian references are reasonable. A few English or American characters. Well written.
3 Pretty good. Too many non-Italian characters, however interesting.
2 Good. Not as well written and the Italian references are not authentic. Practically no Italian characters. Could have taken place anywhere.
1 Really bad. Definitely not recommended.
0 none Not rated.