Book review: Encre sympathique

Encre sympathique

Encre sympathique
by Patrick Modiano
144 pages
Literary fiction

It was translated in English (Invisible Ink) in 2020 by Mark Polizzotti

I fell in love with Modiano‘s writing back in 1978 with Rue des boutiques obscures (Prix Goncourt – translated as Missing Person). Since then, after reading several more of his novels, I got sometimes tired of his style, with so many characteristics common to all his novels.
Still, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014. And some of his later novels had even sometimes elements closer to the mystery genre, like Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier, translated as So you don’t get lost in the neighborhood).
A French student of mine managed to convince me to try Encre sympathique.

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Book review: A Taste of Paris

Taste of Paris

A Taste of Paris:
A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

David Downie is no stranger for all Paris lovers. A Parisian resident for several decades, you may have bumped into him or visited the city with him, through the custom walking tours he leads. If not, you may have read another of his books. As I enjoyed very much Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, I was thrilled to discover this one. Paris? Food? History? Could there be any better combo?



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Audiobook review: Trip Through Your Wires

Trip Through Your Wires

Trip Through Your Wires

Sarah Layden
Sarah Layden
Author’s Republic

Audio Release date: Aug 23, 2016
Listening length:
8 hours and 42 mn
ISBN: 978-1938126178
also available in print and as ebook
Genre: literary fiction




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I was approached by the author, narrator herself of her novel Trip Through Your Wires, half set in Mexico and the US. Interested in diversity, I accepted to read the book, and am glad I did.

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