Posts tagged ‘noir’

Book review: Three Days and a Life

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Three Days and a Life

Thanks to iRead Book Tours, I was recently offered a free credit to listen to a book through eStories.
When I browsed their titles, I was really excited to discover some audiobooks in French, and recently released at that. When I discovered Pierre Lemaitre’s latest novel was available, Trois jours et une vie, my choice was made.
I have listened to a few audiobooks narrated by volunteer readers on Librivox and the like, but I believe this is actually my first experience with a commercial audiobook of a recently released work in my native language. With an author I enjoy a lot and a great French actor as the narrator, Philippe Torreton, I had all the ingredients of a wow experience!

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Book review: Too Close to the Edge – I love France 185

Too Close to the Edge

Too Close to the Edge

Author:
Pascal Garnier
Translator:
Emily Boyce
Publisher:
Gallic Books

US Release date:
June 7, 2016
Trop près du bord
was released in France in 2013
Pages:
200
ISBN:
9781910477250
also available as ebook
Genre:
Mystery/ Crime Thriller/ Suspense / Noir

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     MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Pascal Garnier has the knack for starting his story with a common situation in the life of common people and turning it into a nightmare and descent into hell. His formula worked again for me in Too Close to the Edge.
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Teaser Tuesday (March 8, 2016): The Islanders

TeaserTuesday-Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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#TeaserTuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays

Today, my Teasers are from

The Islanders

The Islanders,
by Pascal Garnier

Publisher’s website

My review

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!
You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too,
so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists
if they like your teasers!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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