Review - Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure by Andrew Cotto

By Carmen, 31 December 2018
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2018

Genre: Contemporary


Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday, and decides he never wants to leave. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man’s quest for an antiquated existence in the modern world.

About the Author:

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels. He has written for The New York Times, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, Parade, Maxim, The Huffington Post, Salon, Conde Nast Traveler, Italy magazine and more. Andrew has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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My Take on the Book:

The first page definitely caught my attention; some of the descriptions in this book are quite interesting and I quite liked the village of Antella. Jacoby Pines can sometimes come across as one of those people that slowly meanders their way through life, not really having a purpose nor making their way towards one, and along the way; he has to deal with a lot of uncertainty. I ended up giving this wonderful book a five star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

If you’re someone who enjoys fictional travel; definitely try this book.