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The Other Story

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A New York Times best seller!

From the New York Times and international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay comes The Other Story, "[a] brilliant pager-turner"(BookPage), layered and beautifully written, that is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future.
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2013)
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Jan Pelosi
May 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I wouldn't
Recommended to Jan by: Thought it would be as good as Sarah's Key
Shelves: chick-lit
Tatiana de Rosnay really missed the mark on this book. I have only read one of her other books (Sarah's Key, which was fabulous) so I was expecting something of that caliber. Boy was I wrong. There was not one single likeable character in the book. There really wasn't a story line. And that last part where she threw in the Costa Concordia accident (under a different name of course) was laughable. What was the point? This book was a joke. She should be completely ashamed of having her name on the ...more
Tea Jovanović
Tja... i jeste ona i nije ona... Ako niste dosad ništa njeno čitali ne bih preporučila da krenete s ovom knjigom... Ali pisci ne mogu uvek da pišu odlične knjige, poneka i omane... Čekam sledeću, nadam se bolju od ove... :)
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was not particularly impressed with this book. It took nearly two-thirds of it before I felt much interest in the main character, Nicholas Duhemel, aka Nicolas Kolt. He is an author who managed to have a best selling first novel and let it go to his head. Fam and some fortune made him a pompous, self-absorbed bore. He also became afflicted with writer's block which prevented him from producing a promised second book.

Toward the end of the novel, deRosnay gives some back-story to Nicholas that a
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, vine, fiction
Nicolas is a jerk – a pompous egomaniac who has driven away all of his friends with his arrogance. But he wasn’t always this way. It wasn’t until the publication of his novel, its unprecedented success (and an Oscar winning movie adaptation), and his own international fame swept him off his feet that he ruined everything good in his life. Now the world (and his publisher) is clamoring for more from him, so Nicolas spends a weekend at an exclusive Italian resort to try to find motivation for his ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
This book shouldn't have been written. There was absolutely no plot, no character development and nothing really happens for most of the book.
I forced myself to read it hoping the mystery around Nicolas Kolt's father's disappearance would be solved, but even that doesn't happen.
Are the readers supposed to assume that whatever the 'author Nicolas' wrote for 'his book' is the same ending for his story too?
I cannot believe this is by the author of Sarah's Key. The prose was not captivating, at all.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
For as much as I loved Sarah's Key - I hated 'The Other Story'. The author seems to infer that her main character became a jerk when his accidental first novel became a world wide sensation and fame went to his head. I rather think, he was always a bit of a jerk just without the wherewithal to really act on his baser instincts.

I kept reading wondering what the point or message of this book is, I'm not sure I ever found it. Nicholas Kolt is an odious main character frittering away his success an
May 04, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had been trying to find a book that gave me more of a reaction than simply "meh." I found such in this title; unfortunately, for this author, my reaction was not so positive.

Nicolas is an author, whose debut novel was a literary sensation, propelling him into unexpected stardom and fame. Sadly, however, we see that fame has turned Nicolas into a jerk. Throughout the novel, set over three days in an exclusive Italian resort, we are shown much of a pompous d-bag he truly is (e.g. checking his s
Erika Robuck
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this novel in a weekend, and was captivated by the protagonist, Nicolas Kolt, a highly flawed but very real man. The Other Story perfectly captures the life of the writer, social media addiction, the end of a relationship, and the beginning of self-realization. Tatiana de Rosnay has a way of sketching the atmosphere of a room through keen insights into the characters populating it, reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the denouement of the novel is moving and redemptive.

The Other Stor
Jul 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. This is, quite possibly, the worst book I have ever finished. Absolutely AWFUL! I kept reading because I enjoyed "Sarah's Key" so much, and wanted to give the author the benefit of the doubt. I kept waiting (and waiting) for the much referred-to "secret" that would blow the story out of the water. Instead there was poorly written prose, annoying characters with zero depth, and an incongruous plot that was just plain stupid. Really, really stupid. I am so incredibly disappointed. ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sarah's Key was one of my favorite books! The Other Story is such a disappointment! A writer of one book was made into an award winning movie, rocketing Nicholas, the writer, to instant fame. Nicholas' father drowned when he was a boy. Why should an extraordinary swimmer drown? When Nicholas had to get his father's birth certificate, he found out that his father was born with another name and that he had been adopted. Nicholas never knew what job his father had. There were so many secrets surrou ...more
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