Book review: The Suicide Shop

The Suicide Shop

 

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Author: Jean Teulé
Translator: Sue Dyson
Publisher: Gallic
US Release date:
September 2013
Le Magasin des suicides
was first released in French in 2007
Pages: 169
ISBN: 978-1906040093
also available as ebook
Genre:

fiction/black comedy

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Jean Teulé is quite a character, and you can perceive that through his quirky writing, whether in historical novels or in The Suicide Shop, recently translated into English. The last books I presented, A Wizard of Earthsea and Martin of Gfenn, had a great message on life. This book as well, though in a totally different genre.

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Book review: The Invoice

The Invoice

 

The InvoiceAuthor:
Jonas Karlsson
Translator:
Neil Smith
from the Swedish
Publisher:
Hogarth/PenguinRandomHouse

Release date:
7/12/2016
Pages:
204
ISBN:
9781101905142
also available also as ebook

Genre:
Literary fiction

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I really enjoyed The Room, the previous book by the author and didn’t hesitate to see what he would do in The Invoice.

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Book review: Toi qui as soif de bonheur

Toi qui as soif de bonheur:

Méditations d’un moine
sur le désir d’être heureux
You who thirst for happiness

 

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In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
I received this book for free in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post
as a reviewer,
and the thoughts are my own.
Toi qui as soif de bonheur
By
Jean-Pierre Longeat

Pub. Date:
February 6, 2014
By
Médiaspaul, France
ISBN:
978-2712212971
Pages: 
112
Genre:
Nonfiction / Religion / Monastic Spirituality
Source:
received for review


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In the light of the question quoted by saint Benedict in the Prologue to his Rule [“Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days?” Ps 33:13 – Pro.15], Dom Longeat, former abbot of Ligugé (French Benedictine abbey), ponders on our inherent thirst for happiness.
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