Book review: Vintage 1954

Vintage 1954

Vintage 1954
by  Antoine Laurain
Translated from the French by
Jane Aitken/Emily Boyce
Gallic Books
06/20/2019
Millésime 1954
was published in 2018
Fiction/ Time Travel
208 pages

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I usually associate Antoine Laurain with quirkiness. But he can do so much more. His latest novel Vintage 1954 is here to prove it. His best so far, keep reading to know why.

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The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #19

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #19

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: 

A Moveable Feast

I’m going into this with fear and trembling, and lots of conflicting feelings:

  • I really didn’t like much all the Hemingway’s books I had to read at school
  • I’m ashamed that I have not read it yet, seeing the setting!
  • So I’m relieved I FINALLY HAVE to read it
  • Because of the setting, I hope it will be good
  • BUT some Goodreads reviewers who have a love/hate relationship with the author seem to imply it’s really not worth my time…

I am curious. What do YOU think?

I have until end of January to read and review it.
I posted my review on January 18
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #1?

MY FULL CLASSICS CLUB LIST IS HERE

 

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Review and giveaway: The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

Laura Lebow

on Tour

October 9-22

with

The Song Peddler

 

The Song Peddler Of The Pont Neuf

(historical mystery)

Release date:
September 4, 2018
at Settecento Press

410 pages

 

MY REVIEW

I have been thoroughly enjoying Laura Lebow’s historical mysteries around the world of operas, see for instance Sent to the Devil. Then she got the great idea to start a new series set in France! I’m thrilled to present to you The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf and her private detective Paul Gastebois, in this first adventure set in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution.

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