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BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

Gallic Noir 1

Wow, I haven’t done a Mailbox Monday for ages!
This past week, thanks to the generosity of Belgravia Books / Gallic Books, I received the first volume of what it seems to be a new collection.
The first 2 volumes contain works by Pascal Garnier.

Volume 1 includes The A26, in which a new Picardy motorway brings modernity close to a flat in which a brother and sister live together, haunted by terminal illness and the events of 1945; 
How’s the Pain?, the tale of an ageing ‘pest exterminator’ taking on one last job on the French Riviera;
and The Panda Theory, in which a stranger, Gabriel, arrives in a Breton town and befriends the locals … but is he as angelic as he seems?

I really enjoy Pascal Garnier’s writing. I have reviewed Moon in a Dead Eye, The Islanders, Too Close to the Edge, and The Eskimo Solution.
So I’m thrilled to discover these three I have not read yet.

Gallic Books’ logo is “The best of French in English”. That’s right.

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Book review: The Eskimo Solution – I love France 196

The Eskimo Solution

 

The Eskimo Solution

Author: Pascal Garnier
Translator:
Emily Boyce & Jane Aitken
Publisher: Gallic Books
US Release date: September 13, 2016
La Solution Eskimau
was first released in French in 2006
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-1910477229
also available as ebook
Genre: crime fiction / thriller/ noir

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“Une fois n’est pas coutume”, the latest translation of a book by Garnier, The Eskimo Solution, left me disappointed, though it did contain some of his usual strong points.

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Book review: The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

The Complete Review Guide
to Contemporary World Fiction

 

Complete Review Guide

Author:
M. A. Orthofer
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

Release date:
April 2016
Pages:
483
ISBN:
9780231146753
available also as ebook
Genre:

European Literature – Fiction and Literature – Reference – Literary Theory and Criticism – Middle East Studies: Literature and Culture – Literary Studies – World Literature – Asian Literature – U.S. Literature

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You visit this blog, it means you are serious at reading. Then you definitely have to go and get The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction, an absolutely necessary reference book for all fiction lovers. I had been following Orthofer’s website for a while, the famous Complete Review, and its Literary Saloon. So when another blogger said the author had put together a book based on his thousands of reviews, and that it was available on Netgalley, I rushed there. After reading a few pages, I actually bought the book on print. Click to continue reading