The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller- Book Review

9781455554287_p0_v1_s550x406This book is one of those sensitive tragic but yet simple love stories. It’s the story about Francesca and Robert as they meet each other.

As the story unfolds we learn that Francesca is lonely and feeling a little neglected by her family, being reduced to the “function” of housewife, and that is where Robert is important, he is the one who lights up her passion for life in again.

I really liked the fact that this book didn’t make any type of moral presumptions, it just tells you what is happening and lets us make up our minds. However, the writing wasn’t really my cup of tea, the dialogs seemed a bit too wooden for my liking.

The Bridges of Madison County is a nice story if you are into romance and all. But since it is not really my type of book I can’t say I enjoyed it that much. I understand why the book is popular, it gives voice to our cravings/urges in a way and itĀ reminds us what falling in love is like.

I neither hated nor loved the book, it was an okay read for me. It has its strengths but it also has its weaknesses. If you are into the all love story kind of book and don’t get triggered by adultery, I’d say give this book a shot.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Bye, keep on reading.