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Plavi bicikl (La Bicyclette Bleue #1)

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Francuska nakladnica i književnica Régine Deforges napisala je pregršt romana, ali je tek "Plavim biciklom" postigla nevjerojatan komercijalni uspjeh u Francuskoj i u svijetu.

Taj ju je uspjeh nagnao da napiše i dva nastavka ovog djela, u kojem su kritičari našli mnoge sličnosti s bestselerom Margaret Mitchell "Zameo ih vjetar", iako se radnja "Plavog bicikla" događa u Dru
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Paperback, 403 pages
Published July 2009 by Znanje, Zagreb (first published 1979)
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Tea Jovanović
Da, da... Prohujalo s vihorom na francuski način... tim rečima sam nagovorila vlasnika Lagune da objavio ovu knjigu (tj. serijal knjiga)... Zaljubila sam se u tu knjigu još u srednjoškolskim danima, kada je postojao samo hrvatski prevod prvog toma... Kasnije je usledila divna TV serijal s Leticijom Kastom i ja sam to iskoristila da ponovo skrenem pažnju na ovu autorku... I naša publika ju je lepo prihvatila... Iznad očekivanja samog izdavača... A meni kao urednik je naravno bilo milo oko srca... ...more
Clarabel
Jul 28, 2015 Clarabel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Premier tome flamboyant, que j'ai dévoré le cœur battant fort, fort, fort, quand bien même je l'avais déjà lu vingt ans plus tôt ! Si les premiers chapitres rappellent immanquablement que la trame d'Autant en emporte le vent constitue effectivement la base du roman, en guise d'hommage ou de pastiche, on bascule vite dans un autre monde, une autre époque, un autre combat et d'autres amours interdites. Et sulfureuses. Léa est fougueuse, sensuelle et impudique. Elle réclame de l'amour des étreintes ...more
Sandra Bašić
Sep 19, 2014 Sandra Bašić rated it it was ok
Ovo ne da su sličnosti sa Zameo ih vjetar, ovo je čisti plagijat, samo smješten u neko drugo vrijeme... sramota! Ne pada mi na pamet čitati nastavke...
Flaneurette
Dec 05, 2011 Flaneurette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was mesmerised by these books when I read them as a teenager. I cannot say much about the quality but I remember they made the second world war seem very erotic and they certainly spurred my francophilia!
Maria Carmo
Nov 09, 2014 Maria Carmo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone.
The book is well written and plenty of adventure, and I would have given more stars if it weren't such a "pastiche" of "Gone with the wind"! But the Author, in her initial thanks, includes Margaret Mitchell, so maybe the parallel between Scarlet O'Hara and Léa was more than intended, an open intention from the Author, who gets all the characters around Léa to somehow correspond to the "Gone with the wind" characters and the relationship of Lea with her family, with her lovers and with her home h ...more
Suze
Jan 25, 2009 Suze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good old-fashioned novel about ordinary citizens in World War II, in France - and how they coped with life. I found this book mentioned within another novel I enjoyed - 'Stolen Lives'. Good read, without having to expend a lot of brain power.
Celinethesword
on lui a longtemps reproché de plagier 'gone with the wind' mais j'avoue que meme sans ca, le livre est prenant on a du mal a le poser et c'est un tres bon roman d'été a devorer sur la plage. j'aouterai que jusqu;au 5eme episode c'est interessant, apres ca devient un peu toujours la meme chose...
Julie Rasmine Larsen
“August gik på hæld. Léa, Pierre Delmas’ næstældste datter, som lige var fyldt sytten år, sad med halvt lukkede øjne på den lille stenmur rundt om Montillacs terrasse, der vendte ud mod det åbne land, hvorfra der visse dage steg en havagtig duft af fyrretræer op. Hun sad og balancerede med sine nøgne, solgyldne ben og med fødderne i stribede stofsko. Med hænderne støttet dels mod murværket og dels mod sin krop, lod hun sig helt gribe af den velbehagelige lykkefølelse ved at føle sin hud leve und ...more
Edward
Aug 22, 2010 Edward rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't an accident that the estate of GONE WITH THE WIND sued Deforges for plagiarism in this French novel of World War II. She freely admitted that she had been influenced by GWTW but after a few hundred pages, she went her own way. After an initial ruling against the novel, an appeal reversed the decision - no plagiarism.
It's a page-turner, sometimes excessively melodramatic, but it does a good job of following a family that is torn apart by the war. Lea, the heroine, and 2nd daughter in
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Felicia
I've heard that this book is almost a copy of Gone With The Wind, but since I haven't read that one, I can't tell.
So from the perspective of someone who doesn't see it as a copy, it is good. I liked it. I'm not sure whether or not the reader is supposed to like Lea, because she is somewhat egoistical, but I really like her. She knows what she wants, and she gets it her way, and at the same time she is not too afraid to do dangerous missions in order to help those who fight for a free un-occupied
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Maria Elmvang
This is the first book of a series that I've heard about for YEARS (since I was 13-14 or so) but never got around to read. A friend of mine owns them, so I thought I should finally give them a shot. They're about a young girl who lives in France during WWII and are actually better than I'd expected. However, they're practically true copies of "Gone with the Wind" which does get pretty annoying...
Leonor
I love this book, I have read it at least three times. While your reading it, it pretty much seems like a copy of Gone with the Wind, but set in France during World War II, only a bit more spicy.

It is worth a read, specially because it is only the beginning of Léa Delmas (the main character) story, and basically in this volume she goes from being a stubborn little girl into a fierce fiery woman.
Becky
May 12, 2010 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It's Gone with the Wind' a la francais...instead of the The American Civil war, it's in France during WWII, Tara is a vineyard in Bordeaux, Scarlet is Lea, Rhett is Francois, Ashley is Laurent...and you get the picture. This book only covers until 1942 and just bought 'la suite' and will start reading soon.
Carrie
Mar 03, 2012 Carrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
french sound of music (excise the whole nun/convent situation and replace w lengthy descriptions of meals and love scenes). Easy read good french-language refresher although lots of specific war vocabulary...Not la grande litterature comme disait une amie francaise, mais quand-meme, c'est un tres bon livre de plage!
Dragana
Dec 14, 2007 Dragana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bestseller in France, brazenly plagiarizing Gone With The Wind.
Natália Rangel
Jul 03, 2009 Natália Rangel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing romance at the Second World War.
Chrystelle
Jul 19, 2012 Chrystelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An amazing story, one of my coming of age books.
Beewhisperer
Nov 06, 2014 Beewhisperer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I still love it!!!
Harley A.Warren
Je ne m'y attendais pas du tout, mais j'ai franchement adoré ce bouquin. Moi qui ne suis pourtant pas du genre à aimer la romance (c'est un euphémisme), j'ai vraiment a-do-ré cette histoire, et je pense que c'est sû en grande partie au contexte historique. Il y a vraiment des moments très durs, auxquels je ne m'attendais pas du tout et, passé les premiers chapitres dans lesquels Léa est vraiment une gosse insupportable, le personnage principal est vraiment appréciable, surtout dans le fait qu'el ...more
Ndquangr
Feb 11, 2017 Ndquangr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Blablabla Aleatório
A Bicicleta Azul é o primeiro volume de uma série publicada por Deforges em 1985 e que desde então vem sendo reeditada e publicada, sendo considerada por alguns como um dos maiores êxitos editoriais dos últimos tempos. Não sei até que ponto isto é verdade, mas já tinha ouvido falar deste livro e quando estava no ensino médio cheguei até a folhear o segundo volume, na época a biblioteca não tinha o primeiro e por este motivo, adiei a leitura da série para quando o tivesse, até que os livros viera ...more
Selma
Nov 05, 2016 Selma rated it it was amazing
Uživala sam od početka do kraja
Bladelor
Sentiment mitigé après lecture de ce premier tome. Trop de longueurs et l'impression trop forte de lire l'histoire d'Autant en emporte le vent dans un autre contexte (pourtant je n'ai jamais lu le roman, simplement vu le film). A côté de cela, des personnages attachants, des scènes très visuelles et prenantes et une jolie écriture m'ont tout de même fait apprécier ce roman. Lirais-je pour autant la suite, je ne sais pas encore...
Julie
Sep 10, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une belle histoire de résistance, avec une héroïne forte. Mais à laquelle l'auteur a décidé d'ajouter une vie sexuelle libérée et détaillée pas toujours nécessaire à l'histoire, et qui a tendance, je trouve, à affaiblir l'image de Léa Delmas, ainsi que celle des hommes qui lui succombent.
Kasia
Jun 17, 2013 Kasia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book has 2 parts. First 250 pages deserve none star. It was such A ROBBERY. I was very disappointed and angry that somebody made money selling story that was told before, invented, created by someone else. Deforges put characters created by Margaret Mitchell in Gone with the Wind to European reality with changed names. So weve got all the same story for more than 60 % of the book, instead of American Civil War - II World War. And characters... the same temperaments, just putting a bit of er ...more
Sheryl Anne
Jul 01, 2015 Sheryl Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'auteure nous offre un charmant tableau de la France à travers la vie d'une jeune femme insouciante dont la vie sera bouleversée par la deuxième guerre mondiale. Ses aventures sont passionnantes, pleines de joies, de tristesse, d'amour et de haine. La lecture de ce roman m'a tenue en haleine du début à la fin. J'ai été éblouie par la forte personnalité de la jeune héroïne et par son grand amour envers sa famille. L'histoire d'amour vient alléger l'ambiance de la guerre. Et, avec un coté sensuel ...more
Jonathan Goodson
J'ai bien aimé "La bicyclette bleue"; j'ai trouvé l'histoire intéressante même si certains événements étaient plutôt prévisibles (il faut dire qu'avant de lire les autres revues sur ce site web je ne savais pas qu'il y avait une possibilité de plagiat de "Gone with the Wind", n'ayant jamais lu ce dernier).
"La bicyclette bleue" n'est évidemment pas de la littérature, et si le français était ma langue maternelle, je ne l'aurais pas lu. Cependant, pour les apprenants ayant atteint un bon niveau de
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Henni
Første bog i Regine Deforges mega-serien om pigen Lea. Vi møder Lea som ganske ung lige hvor krigen (anden verdenskrig) bryder ud i Frankrig, familie og venner spredes og deles i spørgsmålet om hvem man holder med i krigen.
Ud over at det er en spændende bog, byder den også på historiske korrekte begivenheder i et krigshærget Frankrig.
Det er en god start på en serie der strækker sig over flere år.
Måske ville jeg, hvis det var første gang jeg læste den i dag, ikke have været helt oppe på de fem st
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Michael Selvin
Dec 18, 2013 Michael Selvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce livre était bon pour lire: plein d'activité, attirent jusqu'à la fin, remplie de sexe, et donne un peu de l'histoire de deuxième guerre mondiale. Le grand faut est de faire cette conception de Léa de jamais terminé son amour pour Laurent. Je la trouvais difficile d'en croire. Ça c'était partout fatigant et invraisemblable au même temps. Pour ça je devais lui donner trois étoiles, mais c'était si lisible que dépit de mes meilleures intentions, je l'ai donné quatre étoiles. En fait, j'ai comman ...more
Jenny
Nov 17, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so much loved this story, the characters and the scenes.
One of my all time favorites books.
I read all the first books, eagerly waiting a year for each one, and somehow thought that nr. 4, Black Tango was the last book. Now a few months ago I found an other one, but something was just not right, they switched translators and maybe that was it. So for me the adventure ends when they return from Argentina
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Born in Montmorillon, Vienne (but currently living in Paris), she is sometimes called the "High Priestess of French erotic literature." Deforges was the first woman to own and operate a publishing house in France. Over the years, she has been censored, prosecuted, and heavily fined for publishing "offensive" literature. She was formerly president of the Société des Gens de Lettres de France and a ...more
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