TESTIMONIALS: DANCING IN THE FOUNTAIN
Amazon Reviewers Say:
“Karen McCann's humor made me laugh out loud, and her humanism appeared in every chapter."
"This book is highly suggested for anyone who has lived abroad, dreams of living abroad one day, or just simply enjoys a fun book to read." Ross Williams
"This book makes me want to pack my bags and head for Europe. ”
"It's a charming and enjoyable ride. She has a real down to earth joie de vivre and it comes across on the page. Plus, she writes well and uses her descriptive words and phrases in an off-beat and surprising way."
From the moment I picked up this book, I knew I was going to have trouble setting it down. McCann's writing style (the wit, humor, descriptive details, etc.) so drew me into her stories - I felt like I could have been right there experiencing those same things with her! ... A truly wonderful read!
"Dancing in the Fountain" was a joy to read. Engaging and laugh-out-loud funny, Karen's witty humour captures you and brings you into the story. I couldn't put this book down, read it in two days.
This is a wonderful book for anyone thinking about living abroad for any length of time and an informative and entertaining read for those who just like to learn about new experiences ... Unlike other travel books, Dancing in the Fountain ... has the 'feel' of a delightful novel.
This is an outstanding book for a number of reasons.
Whilst they are very entertaining reads, the stories in books like Driving Over Lemons, are basically other people's lives. The beauty of Dancing in the Fountain is that it is a book that talks about the experiences that anybody moving to a new country and city, battling with a new language and generally trying to understand what is going on - is going to face.
Furthermore, most of us don't go and give up our lives and buy a farmhouse in a foreign country. This is why McCann's book is so clever, it actually talks about what it is like to move gradually from one culture (your own) to another. I have lived abroad for many years in different countries, but it was this realism that really appealed to me - I could really recognise some of the issues and advantages that the author brought up as a result of living in two different cultures.
The second reason I liked this book is that it provides a very good description from a foreign (albeit insider) perspective of one of my favourite cities in the world. Seville is the 'true' spain - and the author has captured the feel of the city really well.
Finally, its just a damn good read! Some of the stories that McCann described made me cry with laughter. The story of the snake and the husband was unforgettable and I have used it many times since!! Actually some of the best stories of the book are related to the husband - he seems to be really long suffering!
Generally, a really good read - well worth buying.
I started reading this book on my flight to Spain. I learned as much from this book about Southern Spain and the culture as I did from the traditional travel books. The book is a short read by a very entertaining author. This book should appeal to those who love to travel as well as those going through transitions and moving---and it's just plain funny.