Book review: The Readers’ Room

The Readers' Room

The Readers’ Room
by Antoine Laurain
Le Service des manuscrits
was first published in Jan 2020.
Translated from the French by
Jane Aitken/Emily Boyce/Polly Mackintosh
Gallic Books
US release date 9/22/2020
176 pages
Literary fiction/Mystery

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With his previous novels, especially The President’s Hat (2013) and Vintage 1954 (2019), Antoine Laurain has created an expectation of great plots and fascinating characters for his fans. They will not be disappointed with The Readers’ Room, with an additional plus of a book on books! Click to continue reading

Book review: A Hundred Million Years and a Day

A Hundred Million Years and a Day

A Hundred Million Years and a Day,
by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Cent millions d’années et un jour
was first published in 2019.
Translated from the French by
Sam Taylor
Gallic Books
US release date 6/16/2020
176 pages
Literary fiction

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I recently reviewed Wild Dog, translated from the French, a novel focusing on nature and how it can reveal our true human nature and transform it. Today, I could write exactly the same line about A Hundred Million Years and a Day, and yet the book is very different. However, it’s just as brilliant and beautifully written.
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Book review: Wild Dog

Wild Dog

Wild Dog,
by Serge Joncour.
Chien-Loup [literally: Wolf-Dog]
was first published in 2018.
Translated from the French by
Jane Aitken & Polly Mackintosh
Gallic Books
US release date 4/2/2020
352 pages
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Nature writing is often thought as typically American. Today, I’d like to present an excellent example of this genre, but by a French author. I had never read anything by Serge Joncour, but his Wild Dog totally blew me away.
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