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Universal Bureau of Copyrights

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Fiction. Translated from the French by Oana Avasilichioaei. From multidisciplinary artist Bertrand Laverdure comes UNIVERSAL BUREAU OF COPYRIGHTS, a bold, strange, and addictive story that envisions a world where free will doesn't exist, and an unnameable global corporation buys and sells the copyrights for all things that exist on the earth, including real and fictional c ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Book Thug (first published August 1st 2011)
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Francois Cloutier
Un roman complexe qui a le mérite de stimuler l'intelligence du lecteur. En effet, on a l'impression, après avoir lu le livre, qu'il faudrait le relire, encore et peut-être encore, pour s'assurer d'avoir compris, d'avoir l'impression d'avoir "tout" saisi.

Le personnage principal est un homme qui se démembre. Après sa rencontre avec le Schtroumpf farceur, il disparaît, puis, perd une jambe à cause d'un écureuil vorace. On lui en installe une en bois, mais il se retrouve avec une main muté avec 4 d
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Frank
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
An unusual book that is very compelling and interesting.

More of a poetic (or even surreal) journey - I would not agree with the back cover’s description. This is, in my mind, not sci-fi and/or a dystopian novel per se. Although the world within is dystopian.

This book is an unusual (and good) series of odd events and well-written thoughts and ideas - but not really what I was expecting after reading the back cover.

I enjoyed the book personally - as I found it to be interesting in its writing. I
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Paula
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Otro relato fragmentado. Que también me gustaría releer :P Interesante y extraño, con salidas inesperadas y varias alusiones a la cultura pop/moderna. El personaje literalmente se va desarmando con el pasar de los capítulos... Adquiere prótesis raras mientras descubre sobre los poderes detrás de las cosas
Ashley
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
A creative and curious story with a poetic translation. I highly recommend attending an event where the author reads from the book, you'll be highly entertained.
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Né en 1967, Bertrand Laverdure est un auteur prolifique : poète, romancier, blogueur « technicien coiffeur ». Il s’intéresse à la multidisciplinarité en littérature. Il est présentement le Poète de la Cité de Montréal (2015-2017).