Da Vinci in Love by Maysam Yabandeh

Da Vinci in Love by Maysam Yabandeh
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Historical, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (25 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

The identity of the lady portrayed in Mona Lisa, the masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, and the secret behind her mysterious smile, is one of the biggest unanswered questions in art history. This is the story of her, and her romance with her creator, the young Leonardo. The story takes us from the land of true lovers, India, to the far east, the heights of mysterious wisdom in China, and sheds some light on the puzzling love story of Mona Lisa and her painter, Leonardo Da Vinci.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the dialogue. It felt much more modern than I would have originally assumed it would. While it was unusual to see characters using twenty-first century slang in the past at first, somehow this stylistic choice suited them perfectly. The past and the present were so jumbled up together anyway in the various scenes that it did make sense for everyone to use the same sort of modern phrases.

The time jumps were confusing to me. It took a while to understand what was going on in them and why the audience was suddenly being introduced to a new cast of characters. I would have preferred to have smoother transitions between them as well as for the narrator to explain more clearly what was going on. It wasn’t until the story was nearly finished that I began to piece together how everything was connected. Even now, I’m not entirely sure I got it right despite the fact that the writing itself was quite pretty.

One of the things I liked the most about this tale was how open to interpretation it is. Just like when a group of people admire the same painting, not everyone is going to understand this storyline in an identical way. Once I figured out that this seemed to be what he was saying, I enjoyed the process of figuring out what the characters meant to me and how I’d interpret the things they said and did.

Da Vinci in Love should be read by anyone who enjoys discussing the meaning of art.

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