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Oscar si Tanti Roz

(Le Cycle de l'invisible #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  27,388 ratings  ·  1,812 reviews
Cel mai citit roman al lui Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, adaptat de autor atat pentru scena, cat si pentru marele ecran.

Oscar are zece ani si traieste intr-un spital. Chiar daca nimeni nu are curajul sa i-o spuna in fata, baiatul, bolnav de leucemie, stie ca va muri, iar razboiul lui impotriva tuturor izbucneste inocent, patimas si deznadajduit. Singura care-i intra in voie este
Paperback, 102 pages
Published 2012 by Humanitas (first published 2002)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Oscar et la dame rose = Oscar And The Lady In Pink (Le Cycle de l'invisible #3), Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

A young boy named Oscar lives in the hospital, because he suffers from a type of cancer. He writes letters to God to talk about his life at the hospital.

First letter: In the first letter, Oscar presents Mamie-Rose: she was, she says, a wrestler named "Strangler of Languedoc". Now she is incredibly old, too much to work as a Pink Lady. Unlike the rest of the hospital staff, Mamie-Rose does not tr
Irina Stoica
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was one lovely little book: short but extremely powerful. I absolutely loved the way he thought about his age, managing to present himself not as a dying boy, but as a grown up who's seen and done it all. wonderful
خالد العشرى
boy who is encouraged to write letters to God ....... Terrific book for only open-minded readers

Zainab Al saba'a
This was very entertaining and amusing, yet heart touching and powerful at the same time. Oscar and the lady in pink is a play about a dying little boy and his interactions with his care giver “ the lady in pink” the other sick children in the hospital, and God!

The story is so deep to have made me reflect on my life and my thoughts many times. It made me cry in the inside but laugh a lot as well. Strange combination!

Plays turn out to be my absolute new passion. There are just incredible. Plays
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oscar letters to God discusses some important issues in our life such as preferences in life, relationship with other people, death, empathize with others and so on. Thanks for Oscar :).
May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A really nice trick Schmitt presents us in this tiny little book: he lets a terminally ill boy experience every day he has left as if it were a decade, and in this way Oscar lives a "full" live. The candid tone of the little boy reminded me very much of the Little Prince by Exupery, including the wise-cracking and the fairy tale-atmosphere. Occasionally this results in very touching passages.
But that's all for the positive remarks. I found the character of the Pink Lady too sugar sweet and the s
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
between 3 and 4, so 3,5
i read it super fast, about an hour
it was ok
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iv'e read this book a very long time ago and Ive been re-reading it every year because this story always brings me so many mixed feelings. This is nothing like the fault in our stars. It's even much better.
I'm telling you, it's a hard book, a very very sad book and you cry all the way to the end.
It's a very small book and short story but it's extremely good and very touchy.
It's in french but there's a copy in english.
I'm always speechless at the end because loosing someone from this illness is
Jun 30, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, listen, I believe in god. I honestly do. But I also believe in subtlety and not shoving your book's message down everyone's throat. This felt like someone was constantly hitting me over the head shouting "YOU MUST BELIEVE YOU MUST BELIEVE". It was only 75 pages but I'm pretty sure the word "god" was used like 75 million times. I don't know, I just found it so hard to get a clear grasp of the story (which is a textbook "sad story") and to feel for the characters when it seemed like I was bein ...more
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
A very short, very sweet book. It has an amazing heart-warming quality.

A short story about a young boy dying of cancer. I would never buy it. Sounds like someone else's cup of tea, but it was a gift. And I always read books I were given. I've finished it in one sitting (not a huge feat, since it has 77 pages).

A 10 year old boy writes letters to god. That's how the 'story' is presented, though there isn't much of a plot here. He's dying, that's it. The real gem is how he sees the world.

I love th
mohamad Shibly
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really simple book, very small very easy, but so full of emotions... the whole experience was a 2 hour roller coaster. its a book that tackles the lowest moments in one's life. i was thinking about some really serious questions before i read the book, and to my surprise it posed really similar questions. its about life and death and hitting rock bottom from the point of view of a ten year old who is not at all 10 years old
Aygin Sehat nezhad
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, favorite
when i first started this book i never thought i will enjoy it this much . i loved it . this tiny book surprised me . its funny, lovely ,emotional ,meaningful ,full of innocence, sweet,, cute and well written .
MUST READ book .
Nov 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Told in the voice of a ten year old boy, this novella is very delicate and touching. It's one of the books I didn't want to finish reading.
Jan 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, children
Linh Nguyen
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book only to finish it in an hour.
It was one of the best reading hour I ever had.
A small but impactful book. Life-changing, you may say. A must-read.
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very clever, touching and thoughtful book about a life coming to an end too soon - but a life worth living every single day! Loved it!
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Naah. cute story line but hated reading it in French ...
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slice-of-life, 2020
:((I'm very sad
Sofia Samu
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Superb ♥️😭
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is just amazing. :)
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
This is the second book in the back to back edition I bought by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. So Wikipedia says the books are part of the series Schmitt produced entitled The Cycle of Invisibles. Now that makes me want to read the others.

Oscar and the Lady in Pink is as good as Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran. I noticed that the books have similar plots but differ in the philosophies (a kid learning much about life from an old person). In Oscar and the Lady in Pink, a ten year old boy nam
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2012
I always do this; don't read books which are overly popular at some point and end up years later reading and enjoying most of them. No, I don't want to read about dying people, I don't want books to be all mushy and get me crying and I was silly enough to believe that about Oscar et la dame... . Fortunately, it's nothing of the sort, I didn't shed a tear, maybe I should have, I don't know. I loved this Oscar as much as I loved Oskar Schell, I must have a thing for their type, you get to see the ...more
Miriam Cihodariu
I saw this on a stage last Tuesday and decided to read it, I had it around and on my list in any case so it went fast. I definitely think this would be more touching as a movie then it currently is when staged as a play, but it's definitely a memorable piece.

It walks you through a lot of different emotions, most of them on the light and fun side but some of them on the more hardcore emotional side, too, of course. I'm curious now to read the first two parts of the trilogy too, and I'm wondering
Jan 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was ridiculous..... in a bad way.
I guess it was pretty good. I can understand God when dealing with children that have to die. It may be a comfort for them. Not for rational adults, but for children...yeah.
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, short
One very short but full of meaning lesson on life and death. Sweet enough to touch any cold heart out there.
Lucie Goroyan
This is such a sad story, but at the same time beautiful beyond words... It deeply touched my heart...
Catană Andreea
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A life lesson in 100 pages! I lived 100 years in 1 hour. Everyone should read this heartbreaking book!
Holly Winter
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oscar and the lady in pink is one of the best books I’ve read. Although the story line is a sad one, the book had me laughing a lot at some points. This book is about a little boy who has terminal cancer and has been given 10 days to live. In those 10 days, he ages and matures just like he would’ve done if his life wasn’t cut short and writes letters to God telling him all about his adventures. Granny Rose (the lady in pink) gives Oscar the courage to live the rest of his life the way he wants, ...more
Cathy Taylor
This book is a stark look at death from the point of view of a 10 year old boy with terminal cancer. The honesty of the writing was really quite refreshing and makes it a clear and frank book to start a conversation with children about death, though at the same time there are some really genuinely funny moments.
I have a feeling I’m going to be thinking about this book for a while.
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