Paris Nights: a good book needs reviews

Paris Nights:
a good book needs reviews

Bonjour mes amis, today, I come to ask for your help.
I’m organizing a tour for this book, and we need more reviewers to sign up to review it.
Remember: you get the book for free AND when you cross-post your review, you get credits towards gift cards!

It’s actually an expensive book.
The review copy is available in print/ebook/audiobook
As of today, it has 22 reviews on Amazon, and they are ALL 5 stars!!
So this book has to be good!!


The book is also getting popular in France.
In fact the famous newspaper Le Parisien just did an article on him at the occasion of a book signing.
Click on the article to read it (in French):



A memoir by the critically acclaimed actor Cliff Simon.
Paris Nights, the memoir of a South African soldier turned performer in the world’s most famous cabaret, delivers in a hugely entertaining way.
Little did Cliff Simon know that a single phone call and a one-way ticket to Paris would ultimately change his life forever.
Now the acclaimed television and film actor shares his journey from Johannesburg to the Moulin Rouge to Hollywood in his debut memoir, Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge.
From a young age Cliff Simon knew he was headed towards big places. Having grown up as both a skilled gymnast and a competitive swimmer, performance was in his blood. But with the onset of Apartheid and the looming threat of war, he and his Jewish family soon retreated from Johannesburg, South Africa to the London countryside. Before he knew it, he joined the British swim team and was near Olympics-bound with a full-ride offer to a United States university.
But something wasn’t quite right. Instead, Cliff returned home and enlisted in the South African Air Force. Cliff’s habit of impulsive risk-taking would continue but ultimately pave the foundation for an experience most of us would only dream of. After he was honorably discharged, twenty-seven-year-old Cliff worked a series of odd jobs at a resort near the Indian Ocean until he received a phone call from an old friend inviting him to join him at the iconic Moulin Rouge.
Here begins the story of Cliff’s meteoric rise at the Moulin from swing dancer to principal in the glamour filled show, Formidable; his offstage encounters with street thugs and diamond smugglers; and the long nights filled with after parties and his pick of gorgeous women. Encounter the magic, the mayhem, and the glory that was and still is the Moulin Rouge.


“He writes of Paris as no one has done before, the after-dark city of night clubs, dance groupies, street fights, and shady characters. His is a truly singular story, and it’s told with humor, swagger, and absolute honesty.” –Marcia DeSanctis, author of 100 Places in France Ever Woman Should Go

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You can post your review
on the day scheduled
on your Goodreads and Amazon accounts


Friday 56 (September 30): Time and Regret

Friday 56Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Click on the logo here to access the host page.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky.
*Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


Time And Regret


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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #14


Women's Classic


The Classics Club

The Classics Spin #14

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

I finally managed my subscriptions, so I can now know when a new spin is posted!

Here is what was announced:

At your blog, by next Monday, October 3, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in October & November. So, try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by December 1, 2016. We’ll have a check in here in December, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.

So here are my 20 books, not too much extra challenge, these are all books I can’t wait to read!!

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  2. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  3. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  5. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  6. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  7. Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome
  8. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  11. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  12. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  13. Moderato Cantabile, by Marguerite Duras
  14. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  15. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  16. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  17. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  18. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  19. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  20. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury




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