Que serais-je sans toi?
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Que serais-je sans toi?

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Gabrielle a deux hommes dans sa vie.
L'un est son père, l'autre est son premier amour. L'un est un grand flic, l'autre est un célèbre voleur. Ils ont disparu depuis longtemps, laissant un vide immense dans son coeur. Le même jour, à la même heure, ils surgissent pour bouleverser sa vie. Ils se connaissent, ils se détestent, ils se sont lancé un défi mortel. Gabrielle refuse...more
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Published (first published April 1st 2009)
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Carole
I really wanted to enjoy this book, it had all the ingredients of a fascinating story, the enigmatic cover of a woman alone on a beach, an unrequited love, a cop looking for a world famous art thief, set in France and the USA, obsessive characters …........ but in the end I just felt quite disappointed.

I thought the main storyline was too coincidental, it just didn’t feel plausible to me. If I said what it was it would be a huge spoiler.

I didn’t really empathise with the main characters either,...more
Maria
Arrisco-me a dizer que este foi o melhor livro que li de Musso. Um livro envolvente que me deixou mesmo ligada a ele talvez porque tem um pouco de investigação, mas também porque explora uma parte bonita da morte, que talvez todos gostaríamos que existisse.
Musso apresenta-nos uma personagem feminina que encontra pela primeira vez o amor ao lado de Martin, um homem que também ele é arrebatado pela amor de Gabrielle. Por ela seria capaz de deixar tudo e de voltar atrás nas decisões que havia toma...more
Prisca R
Just loved it.

Quotes :

"On la connait tous ... cette solitude qui nous mine parfois. Qui sabote notre sommeil ou pourrit nos petits matins. Mais il suffit parfois d'une rencontre..."
"Un mélange de douceur, de douleur et d'intensité. Une complicité troublante, une intimité bouleversante. Quelque chose de rare, qu'il n'avait jamais ressenti avant. Quelque chose dont il ne soupçonnait même pas l'existence.''
"Tout le monde la croit forte, sociable alors qu'elle est fragile et un peu perdue dans ses...more
Filipa
4,5 stars

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A mais recente obra de Guillaume Musso publicada em Portugal conta-nos a história de Gabrielle e das duas pessoas que realmente importam na sua vida.
Um é o pai, que é um célebre ladrão de obras de arte. No entanto, os roubos de Archibald têm uma motivação complexa por trás de tudo e a pessoa que se encontra altamente capacitada para desvendar todos estes motivos é Martin, polícia especializado em roubos culturais, onde se inserem os objectos...more
Shaz Goodwin
In this story of second chances we have three genres to hold our attention – romance, crime and the supernatural.

At the start of the journey each of the characters are finding their way while carrying their unhealed emotional wounds. These wounds distort their interaction with the world of emotion. We follow the characters as they confront their fears and weaknesses through crises to become whole.

Gabrielle, Martin and Archibald are linked but only Archibald knows how.

The story is set in San Fr...more
Aunbrey Parker
C'est un Musso... Pas des plus banales, loin de là. Mais typique. Dès les premières lignes, on sait immédiatement qu'il s'agit de Musso. C'est un auteur que j'apprécie beaucoup du fait de son extrême intelligence à toujours nous surprendre. Moi qui arrive toujours avec des suppositions plein la tête, quelles soient tirées par les cheveux ou effectivement justes, avec Musso, je sais que quoiqu'il arrive, je me trompe totalement. Parce qu'il a ce don pour retourner la situation, qu'elle prenne une...more
Marleen
The copy of this book I read was an uncorrected bound proof, kindly send to me for my opinion by Bookhugger through the RealReaders programme. The book is due to be published here on April 4th, 2011.

This is the story about Martin Beaumont, a young man from Paris, France who while spending a summer in San Francisco where he meets Gabrielle with whom he falls deeply and irrevocably in love. But once the summer is over he returns to France and it seems that their chance at love has been lost foreve...more
Joodith
The story opens in San Fransisco with an all too brief love affair between a French student (Martin) and an American girl (Gabrielle)......sun, sea and presumably sex; he then leaves to go back to France. Ten years later he's a policeman on the trail of a notorious and clever art thief, but his heart is still, guess where....in San Fransisco, just like in the famous Tony Bennett song.

It seems just lately I've given only negative reviews, and this is no exception. I don't know if the problem lies...more
Majda
Jun 08, 2014 Majda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Milica
Poznata nam je svima...
Ona usamljenost koja nas ponekad slama.
Koja nam gazi san ili unistava nase zore.

To je tuga prvog dana skole.
To je kad on poljubi lepsu devojku u dvoristu gimnazije.
To je Orli ili istocna stanica na kraju ljubavi.
To je nase dete koje nikada necemo imati.

To sam pomalo ja.
To ste pomalo vi.
Ali ponekad je dovoljan
jedan susret...

KAKO DIH BEZ TEBE
Gijom Muso


Majda
Rehab
I just wanna say that it's a unique love story ^_^ it's different ^_^
Evy
I just loved it..It's the best book ever.
Lindsay (Little Reader Library)
Martin meets Gabrielle whilst working in San Francisco for a few months after finishing his law degree. They share a brief but life-changing love affair that lasts just days, and then it ends when he returns to France. Neither of them ever forgets the other. Years later, Martin is now working in Paris as a police detective tracking down art thieves, and there is one in particular, the greatest one in the world, going by the name of Archibald McLean, who he is determined to catch. Meanwhile, Mart...more
Amandine
Je suis assez partagée face à ce livre.

D'un côté, j'ai été assez déçue par ce Musso (je les ai tous lus). Je m'attendais à être surprise par la fin, comme ce fut le cas pour la majorité de ses autres romans, mais cette fois, la fin m'a paru stéréotypée et on ne peut plus prévisible. La troisième partie du roman m'a rappelé son quatrième roman: Parce que je t'aime et j'ai en horreur ce genre de "recyclage d'idées", surtout ses propres idées! Mon reproche principal est l'impression tenace que j'ai...more
Alison Wassell
This is a novel that wants to grow up to be a film. It seems to have been written with the possibility of a screen adaptation constantly at the forefront of the author's mind. At one point, he even splits the page into two columns, attempting to describe two scenes simultaneously, in the literary equivalent of a split screen technique. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
'Where Would I Be Without You' is a light, easy read requiring some suspension of disbelief if the reader is to gain maximum...more
Yla Delarosa
Introduction: I trusted to read this book partially because I loved the first book I read by Guillaume Musso (Will You Be There). But to tell you honestly, the beginning part was fab. But the ending... well the least I can say is that, "it just didn't impress me much!" :p

Overview: Parisian cop Martin Beaumont has never really got over his first love, Gabrielle. Their brief, intense affair in San Francisco and the pain of her rejection still haunt him years later.
Now, however, he’s a successful d...more
Nazenin Elci
A girl walking on a beach, the words written in italic “Where would I be without you”, and the dominant colors as pink and purple. That looks like a cover of a typical romance book which I don’t usually enjoy to read. But don’t let the cover fool you because this is definitely not a weepy romance. This is briefly a story of an uncatchable art thief who has become a master at his profession, and the police officer who has no aim in his life except for arresting him. The author had managed to bala...more
Carla *Jen7waters*
Antes de tudo mais tenho a dizer que este livro é super enganador, já que capa, título e sinopse pouco ou nada têm a haver com o que se passa na narrativa. O Que Seria Eu Sem Ti? + rapariga de vestido branco num campo + sinopse sobre os dois amores de Gabrielle, levaram-me a pensar que este seria um romance contemporâneo/chick-lit – mas não é, ainda que o estranho início também possa levar a acreditar nisso. E digo “estranho início” porque o estilo de texto das primeiras 30 páginas é…nem sei bem...more
David Hebblethwaite
Art-crime officer Martin Beaumont is on the trail of master thief Archibald McLean, who has just stolen a Van Gogh from the Musée d’Orsay; but the investigation leads Martin inexorably back towards Gabrielle, the American student with whom he had an intense-but-brief love affair thirteen years earlier. Musso’s novel (translated from the French by Anna Brown and Anna Aitken) veers rather towards the corny (McLean, for example, is the kind of crook of flies helicopters and has an ex-MI6 officer, w...more
Gabriella e Vincenzo
"Un bacio fa meno rumore di un cannone, ma la sua eco dura di più.


Allora per l'ultima volta vidi la Terra: un globo stabile di un azzurro radioso, che navigava nell'immensità dell'etere. E io, fragile manciata di polvere dotata di anima, volteggiavo silenzioso nel vuoto allontanandomi da quel remoto azzurro per lanciarmi nell 'ignoto


Non considerare le cose che non hai come se le avessi, ma scegli le più preziose tra quelle che hai, e pensa a come le cercheresti se non le avessi.


Il destino attend...more
CuteBadger
A young Frenchman has a life-changing love affair while in America. Some years later he has become a policeman in the Paris Art Squad and has a cat-and-mouse relationship with a serial art thief.

According to the cover, more than 1 million copies of this book have already been sold worldwide. That surprises me a great deal as, to my mind, there’s a lot wrong with it and several aspects of it feel forced and clunky.

The most obvious problem appears to be with the translation, which seems very liter...more
Zarina
Where Would I Be Without You? is a book that is hard to pin down. Starting out as a romantic chick-lit it quickly turns into a cop detective and finishing off as a paranormal novel. The style it's written in also changes regularly sometimes listing the name of a character in bold followed by their line and spending a scene laid out in quotes and other times dividing chapters by listing the time and location above a paragraph. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can sometimes be distracting...more
Zainap
Where Would I be without you? has sold over 1 million copies with translations in over 34 countries. If you enjoy a thrilling novel then this would be it.

Keeps you at the edge of your seat, the story itself centres on the main character, Martin and his relationship with his long-lost sweetheart, Gabrielle. Nothing is what it seems, or so in life as Martin is forced to take a stand as he faces his toughest battle yet.

The story itself breaks into a sub-plot where the readers are introduced to ch...more
Andrea
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Anne
Guillaume Musso is a young French author who is very successful in his home land. He has sold over 8 million books and Where Would I Be Without You? has already sold over a million in France. The version published in the UK is translated by Anna Brown and Anna Aitken and will be released on 4 April 2011.

This is a really 'different' read, with no clear genre category to put it into. It's a love story, a police thriller and then turns towards the paranormal towards the end, so a bit of everything...more
Rachel Groves
Lost in translation? I really wanted to like this book. It's got loads of my favourite things - art, Paris, Musee d'Orsay, romance, true love, crime, mystery ... but it just doesn't sit well with me.

Translated from the original French I wonder if it's lost some of it's core appeal in translation - the ideas and whimsy is there but the language is a bit clumsy, plodding, simplistic.

It's difficult to put my finger on quite what is the sticking point and I can only put it down to something of the...more
Déborah Muñoz
Reseña completa y más en www.escriboleeo.blogspot.com
Es un libro raro. No sé exactamente cómo explicarlo sin jorobar el final, aunque la rareza está en todas las páginas. Me gustó la forma de narrarlo y el argumento, aunque iba por la mitad del puñetero libro y aun no había vuelto a San Francisco... estuve a poco de cabrearme.
El caso es que he estado a punto de darle un bueno en vez de un entretenido, pero pensándolo más detenidamente, el final no termina de gustarme. Ya lo veréis si lo leéis....more
Francessca
I really liked this story even though the plot was rather basic. It read easily and at times seemed rather simply structured although I'm not sure if this is due to it being translated it may well read differently if you read it in the language it was written in.
The story is mainly a love story. Love between a father and daughter and an old love lost, this a favourite theme of mine, and this book didnt disappoint.
Even though the story is full of romance and sentimentality the characters all have...more
Monika
I read like two or three of his books and they were okay, a quick read. But this one was so frustrating and so predictable. I didn't care about the characters at all, Martin wants to be a writer at the beginning of the book and then he breaks up with Gabrielle and becomes a cop, and yeah prior to that he wanted to be a lawyer? And he pays a prostitute but he doesn't think about getting her out of the business and finding her a new job? STUPID. And Gabrielle... I didn't care about her, I didn't k...more
Liz
This was my first book from Bookhugger, so I am obliged to comment on it.

I don't really car for melodrama, but I thought using it for the first chapter to frame the story was a good device. And then I moved on to the next few chapters, with its repetitive vocabulary, trite phrases, and truly dreadful dialogue. And then I skipped to the end, which, in the hands of a skilful author, might have worked. Instead, it's just ludicrous.

I'll have to give it two stars because I didn't actually throw it a...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Nije ova knjiga nista spektakularno, nece vas ostaviti bez daha, nece vas cak ni rasplakati ali opet uzivacete dok je citate. Moram jos nesto da dodam, vjerujem da bi mi se ova knjiga vise svdjela da sam je citala u izvornom obliku, jer prevod nikada nece dostici orginal.
I jos jedna stvar koja me je mozda i najvise obradovala u knjizi je na samom kraju posveta autora. Uvijek mi je drago da kada na kraju knjige pisac napise i par recenica svojim citateljima, uvijek me obraduje. Bilo bi lijepo da...more
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One of the most popular authors in France today. From his early childhood with reading books and plays, Guillaume Musso became convinced that one day, he too would write novels. After finishing high school in France, Guillaume Musso left for the United States at the age of 19. He spent several months in New York City, living with other young foreigners and earning his money by selling ice-cream. H...more
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