Paris in July 2022: Day 7

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Paris in July 2022
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Day 7

And this is my last post on the 26 French books I have read so far this year.
Actually a lot of these I have listened to.

Click on the covers to read my full review,
or get more details on the books

Read in June:

Liberty Bar Le Horla

Liberty Bar
This volume is unique, because so far in the series, the story always took place in cold, rainy, greyish, and gloomy places.
This time we are in Southern France, and it is hot and sunny, on the very bright Riviera. I realize Simenon is just as good with that type of ambiance!

Le Horla et autres nouvelles
Each time I reread Maupassant (1850-1893), I’m amazed at the modernity of his writing, especially in the first short story, le Horla.

Le Crépuscule des fauves Le Grand Meaulnes

Le Crépuscule des fauves
A mystery about white hackers, with tons of scary details about alas not fictional corruption at the level of governments and banks, among other things.

Le Grand Meaulnes
Quintessentially French? All about ambiance.

And I just started the upcoming English translation of another book by Foenkinos:

The Martins



16 thoughts on “Paris in July 2022: Day 7

  1. As I said in my PIJ plan, I would like to get some insight into what made Le Grand Meaulnes such a cult favorite for much of the 20th century. I’d love if you did a post on this topic as you know more about French culture than I do.

    best… mae at


    • So as I said, I didn’t know about this “cult favorite”. I have looked a bit around. I don’t find much, except that I discovered it’s supposedly the 2nd French book most translated and read world wide after Le Petit Prince ! I had no idea, I would have said Les Misérables.
      Le Grand Meaulnes entered La Pléiade in 1999. So what made you write that?


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