Sunday sentence: The 6:41 to Paris, by Jean-Philippe Blondel

The 6:41 to Paris Sunday Sentence

The 6:41 to Paris,
by Jean-Philippe Blondel

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Teaser Tuesdays (Dec 15, 2015): The 6:41 to Paris

TeaserTuesday-Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Teaser Tuesdays 

I have not done this for a while, but this book is worth while appearing here!

Today, my Teasers are from

The 6:41 to ParisClick on the book cover to know more about it

Short dense novel highlighting the rampant anonymity of our individualistic society, but also how a simple train ride can invite you to re-examine your life and your connections.

“Ah-hah, there’s a guy looking for somewhere to sit. He comes a bit closer. He stops. He glances at the seat. Hesitates. Keeps walking. Turns around again. I avoid looking at him. I can just detect his movement at the edge of my vision. For a moment I think I’ve won, that his desire for comfort is about to collide with the invisible wall of my indifference. No such luck . He clears his throat quietly, his voice is somewhat hoarse. “Excuse me, is this seat taken?” God, the idiotic phrases we say every day. I shake my head and sigh, just to let him know it really is a bother. I pull my bag out of the way and decide to look him in the face.
Oh. My. God.
Any more of my bullshit and I would have ended up standing for the entire trip— or sitting across from the toilets on one cheek. Having said that, I did hesitate. Because when I realized that the only seat available was next to Cécile Duffaut, I felt slightly dizzy, like the heroine of a nineteenth century novel, and I said to myself again, No, it can’t be, and I thought I’d move on to the next car.”
pages 26-27

I know, my Teasers are more than 2 sentences, but it’s one thought by a narrator and one by the other. As many sentences contain very few words, it would not have made any sense if I had really followed the rule, lol

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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
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• Share the title & author, too,
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Book review and giveaway: The 6:41 to Paris – I love France #163

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The 6:41 to Paris

The 6:41 to Paris

The 6:41 to Paris

by Jean-Philippe Blondel

literary fiction

Translated by Alison Anderson

Release date: November 10, 2015
at New Vessel Press

153  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931269

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I received this ebook for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges

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     MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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One thing that I have always loved when living in France was traveling by train. I have met interesting people and it allows you both to have a good view of where you are going through while leaving ample room to your own thoughts, as the two characters in The 6:41 To Paris experience. Plus, the author and a character are from Troyes, in the Champagne region, where I spent several years, so I had an extra interest for this book.
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