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Papillon by Henri Charrière
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Jun 25, 08

Read in January, 2000

My mother knew Papillon and another one of the characters in the book (Francoise). He was a customer of my uncle's restaurant Il Padrino, in Venezuela, back in the 60's,70's (after this story was told). My brother was just an infant/toddler at this time and they would take turns throwing him in the air, swinging him, etc.. I told this guy Neil about this and he was shocked that my family knew this guy. He had read the book and loved it so much. So as a gift, he gave me a copy of the book.

This book was written in my uncle's other restaurant Il Pappagallo back in the day. What a great story!!!
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Ovidiu Incredible story. I never met anyone that know Papilon.


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You should put up a photo of the restaurant.


Charlie Stanton What a small world , did you ever meet him ?


Anita
sorry for the very late response. Unfortunately I have never met them and my brother doesn't remember them, since he was very little.


Charlie Stanton So do you still live in South Amercia ? I have always wanted to visit there I bet it's wonderful at least that's what al the people I know who have been there say . Keep in touch

Charlie


Anita Actually no, I only lived there a short while, from ages 1-3. But my uncle still lives there. It is okay. Caracas was nice but now it is pretty dangerous. It is very politically and economically unstable.
Take care.


Astrid Your review is pretty interesting! I really love this book...


Nixy Cortes Excelente comentario ..!:.. Lei el libro hace mas de 20 años y no ha dejado de gustarme. Tu descripcion de como pudo haber sido escrido , me parece excelente !... y de algun modo comunica lo exotico de la narracion de papillon. Gracias..!.


Dinakar I am in love with this book when I have read it... I gave up my sleep in order to finish it...
i have searched everything on the net about Papi..
believe me, I'm so obsessed with this book after reading it, that I have told the story and gave my reviews to many of friends who are least interested in reading... But all of them liked the story...
I love this book and after reading this book... I lived with Papi living my head for many days... even now he lives there...

I cannot express much more in words... the book and Papi are just awesome...


Charlie Stanton Dinakar wrote: "I am in love with this book when I have read it... I gave up my sleep in order to finish it...
i have searched everything on the net about Papi..
believe me, I'm so obsessed with this book after re..."



Charlie Stanton great book , know what you mean about this book. You should read the follow up Banco !!


Dinakar Thank you very much Charlie... I did not know about it until now...
I have bought it online and replying you...
thank you very much....


Dinakar I have finished reading it. It is a good read, but not as intriguing as Papillon. also, we can say the writing style is also sophisticated when compared to the earlier book.
Thanks for the lead, really enjoyed reading this one too...


message 14: by F.J. (new) - rated it 5 stars

F.J. Nanic That is amazing! I could read Papillon over and over again; it is a deeper and deeper experience each time...


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Monica I'd first read Papillon when I was in college some 21 years ago. Loved it and count it as my fav inspirational book. I am reading it again and am in love with it all over again


message 16: by Nena (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nena wow! a great additional reason to read this book... When I was a kid my mom used to invite me to "el papagayo" and my dad to "il.padrino" :)


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