My French Whore
Added Jun 23, 2008.
I read this book around Jan. 2009.
I enjoyed this book immensely!
I think everyone would enjoy it.
It's simple and sweet and entirely compelling.
Leave it to Gene Wilder to write such a lovely tale.
At Amazon.com I found the following short description:
"In 1918 when Paul Peachy's marriage is failing, he decides to join the army. Since he speaks German he's sent for to help interrogate notoriou ...more
While reading this wonderful short novel you can't help but see Gene Wilder as Paul Peachy, the hero of the story. It's written as a journal, a few days in the life of an ordinary soldier who for a short time, becomes a celebrated spy.
this book was the quickest read i've ever had. it was amazing, but don't let the title put you off. the story is actually so good, you'll shit yourself. but seriously, i read it at work one day. yeah, the whole thing at work- granted at 178 pages and printed on small pages, it's really more like 140 pages, but a very touching work.
Other folks have commented on wanting the story longer, but it's perfect. It does it's job. It transports the reader to another place and time. It transports us to the feeling of living fast, with the constant fear of discovery about our fraud, and t ...more
Paul Peachy, railway worker, amateur actor and unhappy newlywed, decides one day to join the army. WWI, American army. This story defines courage and love. I can't tell you what happens but I can recommend that you read it.
I did think this was a really good book, but in retrospect I think 4 stars, not 5. Probably 4 1/2 is the right rating.
A simplicidade e a ironia são os principais ingredientes deste maravilhoso romance. Não é, de todo, um livro muito bem escrito e uma obra imprescendível, mas quem o ler ficará com toda a certeza rendido(a). Em cerca de 190 páginas estão presen ...more
A cortesã francesa acabou por se revelar uma surpresa agradável. É um livro que aborda temas como o amor e coragem.
Esta história relata a aventura dum soldado americano chamado Paul pelas terras de França aquando a 1ª GM. É um livro simples, de leitura rápida – muito rápida – mas muito agradável de se ler.
Pode dizer-se que o livro encontra-se dividido em 2 partes, sendo a primeira caraterizada por um grande sentido de humor, onde é caraterizada e criticada a vida dos soldados e todas as suas dif...more
My French Whore takes us into the life of Private Paul Peachy, who, bored with life in Milwaukee, enlists in the army and heads to France to fight in WW1. Shocked by the death of his friends within minutes of entering the f ...more
The book takes place in Germany mid-WWI. The main character is an Paul, a German-speaking American soldier who leaves his wife and up and joins the war. He is fighting overseas when they capture the German spy, Harry Stroller. Mr. Stroller is a German spy, although Great Britain thinks he is a spy for them. After interrogating Mr. Stroller, Paul is captured by Germany during a battle. ...more
Peachy, a young man from Milwaukee leaves his home for WWII and is captured by the enemy. A split second decision to save his life, he starts to impersonate a famous german ...more
If it were a d ...more
My French Whore tells the tale of a gentleman named Paul Peachy. It is 1918, Peachy is living in Milwaukee. He works a thankless job as a street car conductor and his marriage is less than pleasant. He tries to get a bit of spark in his life by acting in local theater, but ...more
Wilder began his career on stage, making his screen debut in the film Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. His first major role was as Leo Bloom in the 1968 film, The Producers. This was the first in a series of prolific collaborations with writer/director Mel ...more