Paula's Reviews > Au Bon Roman

Au Bon Roman by Laurence Cossé
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 18, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: french, fiction
Read from February 18 to 24, 2012

I'm getting ahead of myself but already know how I feel about this novel. Interesting at first, but over long. Focused on the wrong characters. A bit pretentious. Tediously plotted. Infinitely redundant. Au Bon Roman refers to a literary bookshop opened in Paris by a couple of passionate readers (with complicated love lives, of course). The book list is chosen by a secret group of novelists. The book store comes under vicious attack by way of all types of media, even to the point of bringing bodily & psychological harm to several members of the selection committee. All of which reads as highly implausible, at least to this American reader.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Au Bon Roman.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.