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La Femme promise

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Normalement, voir débarquer un homme en tenue de plongeur sous-marin dans une gendarmerie de Basse-Normandie inciterait à la méfiance. Seulement voilà, la normalité, le plongeur qui a tout perdu et la jeune femme venue déposer plainte pour le cambriolage de sa demeure en ont visiblement fait le tour. Que le sort se soit ainsi acharné sur eux, c'est sans doute à leurs yeux ...more
Broché, folio, 399 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Gallimard (first published January 15th 2009)
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May 18, 2012 D rated it 1 of 5 stars
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This is one of the few books that I cannot bring myself to finish. I gave up on page 125 out of 400. So
far, almost nothing has happened. That, by itself is not necessarily bad but the endless
descriptions are mostly both boring and pretentious. A particularly annoying feature is that the
author intervenes frequently with even more pretentious comments, even linking paragraphs to earlier
books by him. Still, I got one nice quotation out of it (page 117):

I n'est pas toujours évident, lors de la visi

a man and a woman meet in a police station. the man is wearing everything he owns: a diving suit, the woman got robbed too. it's a good start of a love story. this book is written well, but i had trouble keeping the author's fantasy and the character's reality apart. there were also quite a few sentences that just didn't make sense. that may have been the translator's fault.
There are parts of this book that are intriguing, but the undisciplined style of writing makes it difficult to embrace the story.
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