BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK
US release date June 18
The great folks at Gallic Books sent this upcoming release by Antoine Laurain. I have read three books so far by this French author, and have especially enjoyed The President’s Hat.
Vintage 1954 promises to be fun, a kind of variation of the movie Midnight in Paris, though the characters end up in the 50s, not the 20s.
“When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris”.
And look at this cool cover!
WHAT BOOK(S) DID YOU RECEIVE?
US Release date: Aug 7, 2018
Fume et tue
was first released in French in 2008
also available as ebook
Genre: literary fiction
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
Do you like quirky and dark? Then French writers are the right thing for you, especially contemporary ones. The Suicide Shop, by Jean Teulé, that I reviewed here a couple of years ago, fits the bill. And the book I’m presenting today does very well too. Smoking Kills is the latest book by Antoine Laurain available in English. The President’s Hat was certainly quirky enough. But now, Laurain has decided to add dark humor to his narrating skills. And it works, even for me, who usually don’t really like reading funny books.
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