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Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau
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May 19, 08

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A silly book. At times it made me laugh but it never really hooked me. Also, I think that I read the wrong translation. My copy was simply titled "Zazie," raising doubts about the translator's fidelity to the material from the get-go. I expect now that the title was butchered by an editor hoping to sell the novel to Lolita fans (or at least the Lolita-curious), a theory supported by the tactless cover art and blurbs. In fact, I felt that my reading experience was seriously compromised by the publisher's blurb pinning Zazie at eleven years old.

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