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My French Whore by Gene Wilder
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Oct 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: loved-it

_My French Whore_ by Gene Wilder (first published 2007)
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 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 notorious German spy Harry Stroller. Afraid of being sent to the front he deserts and passes himself of as Stroller. The German officials treat him like royality and give him a French whore for comfort."

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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim I had no idea Wilder was also a writer. "Young Frankenstein" is one of my all time favorite movies.

message 2: by Joy H. (last edited Oct 15, 2011 06:59AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joy H. I too enjoy Wilder's movies. I wish he would write more novels. He has a certain kind of comic mind that appeals to me.

Gene Wilder wrote an autobiography: Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art. It's very enjoyable, especially if you like Gene Wilder.

I've requested the audio version at my library. I read the book but I'd like to hear it in Wilder's own words since he's the narrator.

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