Book review: French Rhapsody – I love France 203

French Rhapsody

 

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Author:
Antoine Laurain
Translators:
Emily Boyce & Jane Aitken
Publisher:
Gallic Books

US Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Rhapsodie française
was first released in French in January 2016
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-1910477304
also available as ebook
Genre:  literary fiction

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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When I participated in BEA 16 in Chicago a few months ago, there was  a lot of hype around Antoine Laurain, a French author I had not yet read! So before reading the book I got there, I decided to read and review one published earlier, The President’s Hat. I really enjoyed it and was eager then to discover his  latest, French Rhapsody. Like some other readers though, I’m a bit disappointed. There are however some good things in this short novel. Click to continue reading

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IFFP 2015 review: Look Who’s Back

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Look Who’s Back

Look Who's Back

 

Look Who’s Back

by Timur Vermes
Translated by Jamie Bulloch

Hardback $25.99
Ebook $12.99

by Quercus

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Original German title:

Er ist wieder da (Published in 2012)


This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

 New Authors 2015   2015 Translation    New-Release-Challenge  

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Thanks to Quercus for sending me Look Who’s Back. Alas, it did not make it on the short list neither for the official IFFP list nor for our Shadow list, but still, I personally think this is a wonderful book and certainly the most hilarious literary novel I have read for years!
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