Review Evening Painting Richard James
Book reviews , Fiction / June 12, 2020

Evening Painting is a stunning homage to Venice. The work is really unique and original for several reasons. The first one is the subtitle, which is in Italian, namely: L’Amore di Vissini per Fionanora. Vissini and Fionanora are the names of the main characters of the book written by Richard James. Evening Painting is not a non – fiction or a travel book about the wonders of Venice, but a compelling and unconventional novel set in the most romantic place of Italy. I remained pleasantly surprised by this fiction book and I am still incapable to classify it. It is a love-story? Maybe it is, but I think it is much more than it. Evening Painting is a mesmerizing tale about the love of a Venetian writer, called Vissini, for his city and for an American artist called Fionanora. The latter is a beautiful painter, arrived in Venice along with a group of inattentive and uncaring artists. They are all superficially eager to visit this marvelous destination. Vissini, instead, is a very sensitive writer, like the most of writers. He is also very poor, like the most of writers. But it is his personal perspective about Venice, Italy and the…