My French Whore
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
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
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
It is a love story but not overwhelmingly so. The characters are honest everyday folk and not perfect. This was a nice break from...more
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.
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.
The story itself is based around the character Peachy who on getting caught in a cowardly moment, takes it upon himself to pretend to be a famous American spy, on the side of the Germans. Peachy then meets and falls in love with Annie, a French whore, knowing...more
This initial gray background couldn't be a starker contrast to the dashing story into which the book turns. Very strong sides of it are the meticulously constructed plot, the lovely romance and how well it brings up the astounding irony of unbelievably good times...more
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
The thing about this book is that is young Private is wonderful, warm and caring character. There is not smut is this book really, I...more
This books reads like a black and white movie....that is probably the only I can and will describe it. Being that is so short and simple to read I was amazed at how it conjured up such lovely images of men dressed in uniforms and women in elegant dresses.
This book is a love story but don't let that deter your choi...more
A man referred to as Peachy, leaves a failing marriage and ends up in a war zone. A spy is captured and Peachy is elected to try to get information from him since he speaks the language. Very little information is obtained, yet it is enough for Peachy to impersonate the spy and live behind enemy lines afte...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
I got to read this book because it was left behind on a bus, with this note inside the cover"
"To my fellow bus traveller, may this book bring you a fast journey. I only ask that you share it with other bus travellers once you hav...more
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
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
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 Brooks, including 19...more