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Paris Dreambook: An Unconventional Guide to the Splendor and Squalor of the City

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Osborne stops in to a voodoo temple on the Boulevard de Clichy, the steam-wreathed inner sanctum of a Turkish bath and an apartment belonging to an ancient veteran of an S&M brothel that once served the blond conquerors of the German occupation.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 2nd 1992 by Vintage (first published May 24th 1990)
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JDK1962
Dec 01, 2012 JDK1962 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Abandoned after preface and less than a chapter. Lost patience with this almost instantly. If you're going to launch yourself into flights of rhetorical fancy, you need to first do some groundwork to make the reader care. This book was like having someone yell "follow me!" as they push you into an open manhole.
Fahrender
Mar 25, 2014 Fahrender rated it really liked it
Osborne knows Paris. Dreambook is an in-depth thing. I don't mind getting with his program as he knows what he's talking about and didn't write it simply to get published. If you expect to be seduced, you'll have to get with the program, be willing to do your part. Osborne is a stylist with a sense of the surreal, writing about the right city.
Mahala
Onanistic, but enjoyably so. And lovely language, especially in the Turkish bath chapter.
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Lawrence Osborne is a British novelist currently residing in New York City.

Osborne was educated at Cambridge and Harvard, and has since led a nomadic life, residing for years in France, Italy, Morocco, the United States, Mexico, Thailand and Istanbul.

He is the author of the novel Ania Malina, a book about Paris, Paris Dreambook, the essay collection The Poisoned Embrace, a controversial book about
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