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Šťastní ľudia čítajú a pijú kávu

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  10,217 ratings  ·  1,419 reviews
Dá sa zlomené srdce vyliečiť? Autorka tohto bestsellera Agnes Martin-Lugand vás zavedie do drsného, no čarokrásneho Írska, kde sa odohráva príbeh prirovnávaný k obľúbenému filmu Pod toskánskym nebom.

Šťastní ľudia čítajú a pijú kávu. Tak sa volala útulná literárna kaviarnička, ktorú vlastnila mladá Parížanka Diane. Žila si svoj šťastný život s malou dcérkou a milujúcim manž
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 2015 by Motto (first published March 2013)
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Caroline Jenkins
Aug 14, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book cover and title (and some rave reviews) were what appealled to me. It started so well... on a very dramatic note for the main character (Parisian librarian who lost husband and young daughter in a car crash...). The story line was promising (she decided to go and live in Ireland to grieve). When she gets there, you start to hope that there won't be too many clichés... But it's all there: cottage on the seaside, wind and rain, (over)friendly landlords, the tall, dark stranger with rugged ...more
Caro the Helmet Lady
This review is dedicated to Sad Sunday. Let our torches burn bright!

Who let the Bad Bitch out? Agnès Martin-Lugand did! Well, she definitely shouldn't, because now her book will be burned with napalm. Mwahaha!

Ok, I'm not really in the mood to rip it to pieces as I was yesterday (sad, huh?), so I will just put a more or less objective review here and explain why I'm giving it just 1 star (hey, lets call it Death Star), when there's already basically Audrey Tautou on the cover (which is absolutely
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Hamid
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
یه رمان با موضوع و سبک فیلمفارسیهای چهل سال پیش. چیزی که گولم زد که دیروز کتاب رو بخرم و شروع کنم این بود: از پرفروشهای چند هفته اخیر شهر کتاب مرکزی.
فقط شروعش خوب و جذاب بود. خوندم که زود تموم شه.
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Suzanne
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very indulgent easy read, which I enjoyed on a long weekend interstate. I enjoyed the story of Diane and her overcoming of grief after her husband and only child die in a car accident. Diane owns a literary cafe and this is where the title comes in to play. The sentences are very short, this was noticeable in the translation, but in a way it was suited to the easy read. Diane takes off to Ireland on a whim after suffering at home for a year after the tragedy, using this time to try an ...more
Veronica ⭐️
May 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-u, 2016
2.5 stars I think something got lost in translation.

When Diane loses her husband and daughter in a tragic accident her world is shattered. On year on she is still a complete wreck. Felix, her oldest friend, comes everyday to clean up around her and try and coax her back to some semblance of life. Diane decides to go to Ireland as her husband Colin once mentioned he would like to go there. Her idea is to get away from family and friends and to be left alone to wallow in her grief. However the peo
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Fran
Jun 30, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Orrore rosa. Errore mio.

Comunque veramente illeggibile.
Stereotipi e banalità.
Sicuramente ne faranno un film.
Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

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I've seen some blatant false packaging before - I've seen Sarah Huckabee Sanders's press conferences - but this book takes the cake. The title and bright cover with primary hues make you think you're getting some adorable little chick-lit book that's probably set in either New York
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Andrei Bădică
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drăguță.

"- Tată, nu are rost. Plec mâine. Încă n-ați înțeles că nu vreau să mai locuiesc cu voi. Sunt om în toată firea, am treizeci și doi de ani, la vârsta asta nu mai locuiești cu părinții."
Flor
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 ⭐

En esta historia nos encontramos con Diane, una mujer que vive en París y dirige un café literario llamado “La gente feliz lee y toma café”, junto a su socio y mejor amigo Felix.

Su vida va muy bien hasta que (y esto no es spoiler porque ocurre en la primera página) su esposo y su hija de seis años mueren en un accidente.

Luego de un año del trágico suceso, y sin progresos para salir adelante, Diane decide irse a vivir a Irlanda para intentar superar su presente, y por obra del destino term
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Sylvie
Jul 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lemons
Ok on va être honnête ... j'ai tellement pas aimé ce livre.
Je ne le recommande pas du tout!
C'est même pas aussi bon qu'un mauvais roman Harlequin!
Je suis désolée.
Morana Mazor
Jun 09, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
NAjbolji je naslov... Priča je jedna od onih koje smo već puno puta čitali.. Očekivala sam puno više..
Dale Harcombe
Jul 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the title of this book and was so looking forward to reading it. The title comes from the name of the literary café in Paris which Diane, the main character owns. I started the book eagerly and by page eight I was teary, sympathising with Diane after the death of her husband and daughter. I looked forward to seeing how she would handle this tragic double loss. Sadly, this is where the story started to go downhill for me. Diane cocoons herself in grief, ignoring loved ones who try to help ...more
Geo Marcovici
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Este o carte superba! Despre revenirea la viata a unei femei puternice. Desi cartea nu are un happy-end clar, se termina într-o nota plina de speranta.
Sper sa apara curand si vol 2!
Recenzia mea completa o gasiti aici:
https://justreadingmybooks.wordpress....
Fahime
Apr 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: فیدیبو
یک رمان زرد، خیلی خیلی زرد که احتمالا تنها به دلیل مناسب بودن عنوان و طرح جلدش برای پستهای اینستاگرام پرفروش شده...
داستان از این قراره: دایان که شوهر و دخترش رو در یک تصادف رانندگی از دست داده، در اوج فروپاشی روحی و روانی به شهری در ایرلند نقل مکان میکنه. در اونجا همسایهی بی ادبی داره به نام ادوارد که در لحظه ازش متنفر میشه، اما در اثر اتفاقاتی -درست حدس زدید- نهایتا عاشقش میشه. شبی که تصمیم میگیره با ادوارد باشه -درست حدس زدید- سر و کلهی زنی پیدا میشه به نام مگان که قبلا معشوقهی ادوارد بوده. دا
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Aleksandra
Plitko, toliko klišeja i površne radnje i likova da sam bolje čitala u ljubavnim vikend romanima, doduše lako i brzo se čita ali to je karakteristika i pomenutih romana od kojih se ne razlikuje previše ni po broju stranica, stoga ide loša ocjena, a što se mene tiče nastavak je bespotreban jer ga nemam namjeru čitati.
Pauline
Jul 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Je n'ai rien lu d'aussi mauvais depuis " du temps qu'on existait " ! Tellement pathétique et affligeant ! Si seulement c'était bien écrit mais là ça n'atteint même pas le niveau de rédaction d'un élève de 6e ! Je suis vraiment déçue après tout le tapage médiatique qu'on a fait autour de ce livre !
Nora
انتظار بیشتری از کتاب داشتم. دنبال تفاوتی می گشتم بین سوژه این کتاب با داستان هایی مشابه از این دست. داستان با یک فاجعه آغاز میشه .دایان همسر و دختر خردسالش رو در یک حادثه رانندگی از دست میده. او کافه ای به نام آدمهای خوشبخت کتاب میخوانند و قهوه می نوشند در پاریس داره و کافه رو رها میکنه و به ایرلند میره در آنجا با خانواده ای آشنا میشه و عشق راهی برای درمان زخم هایش میشه و برای شروعی دوباره به پاریس برمی گرده و کافه اش را دوباره راه اندازی می کنه
Deborah
May 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'd heard some not-good things about this book but decided to brave it nonetheless. And enjoyed the beginning.

Diane's pain following the death of her husband and daughter felt very real. I liked Felix - her longtime bestie and rather-slack bookshop colleague.

Although Diane's 32, we get the message very clearly - she's been pampered and has no idea how life works. She moved from her parent's to her husband. And he did everything. Except buy her a shop. And her parents did that.

When Diane heade
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Melissa
This book caught my eye because of the cover - even though I don't drink coffee, I do read and it makes me happy!

This was an interesting story about healing after loss. Diane loses her husband and daughter in a car accident and is lost in a deep depression. A year after their deaths, Diane decides to move to Ireland. There she meets Edward, and fighting with him starts the healing process.

This book wasn't what I expected, and I'm glad that it didn't end up in the way most of the "finding herself
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Cristina Gaspar
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Quando comecei a ler a 1a página pensei que ia adorar, mas depois de uma sucessão de clichés e situações pseudo-românticas/eróticas quase que desisti. Só não o fiz porque a leitura é tão superficial e previsível que se faz num instante. É um romance de domingo à tarde, no cabeleireiro.. cliché!!
Martina
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super knjiga! Baš mi je "sjela"!
Mlle Cordelia
Sep 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Je ferais un article dédié à ce livre, mais je tenais à écrire une petite note ici. J'ai l'impression de m'être faite... arnaquée par ce livre. J'en avais entendu beaucoup de bien, j'étais un peu sceptique, mais passons. Quand j'ai commencé ma lecture, j'ai été surprise dans le bon sens. C'était l'histoire d'une femme brisée, qui a perdu son mari et sa fille dans un tragique accident. J'imaginais alors que ça allait être l'histoire de sa reconstruction. En plus elle a un café littéraire appelé " ...more
Susana
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Con un título así, era imposible no leerlo, aún cuando la sinopsis ya me hacía sospechar que se trataría de una superficial historia de amor ... y efectivamente es una superficial historia de amor, con todos los elementos predecibles: mujer que pierde un gran amor de manera imprevista y ¿trata de reconstruir su vida? o más bien huye de su realidad para continuar con su duelo infinito (un año después de la muerte del esposo se va a un pequeño y perdido pueblo en Irlanda para continuar llorando); ...more
Abril Camino
Me lo leí del tirón porque me fascinó la trama, los personajes y el estilo... hasta el 80%. No entiendo todavía en qué momento a alguien le pareció buena idea toda la trama de (view spoiler) ...more
Joanne
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to live this book and simply couldn't. Diane and the perfect life until her husband and daughter die in an accident. If ever there was a setup for a main character you should feel sorry for and empathize with this is it. Sadly this is not the case. Diane is so unlikeable and at time out right nasty to those around her you just don't care. And seriously if I had to read the word cigarette again I think I would have burst into flames myself.
Anne Laure
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
J'ai commencé par mettre quatre étoiles à ce livre. Mais après plus d'un mois, je me rends compte que j'y repense souvent, que cette histoire s'est imprégnée en moi. Aussi je réajuste ma note à 5 étoiles sur 5.
Maddy
Aug 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Affligeant. Style " C'est mon histoire" du magazine Elle. Pourquoi toutes ces critiques dithyrambiques ?
Maria
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A capa, o título e a sinopse fizeram com desejasse ler este livro logo que o tivesse em mãos.
E, tirando o final, que fez com não lhe desse 5* estrelas no Goodreads, este livro é bom, muito bom.

Diane, uma jovem mulher, não consegue parar o luto que faz há um ano. O seu marido e filha morreram num acidente de viação e com eles morreu também o seu gosto pela vida. Fechada em casa, entregue à bebida e à dor, Diane vive unicamente o dia a dia.

No entanto, depois de estar um ano inteiro encarcerada em
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Annika
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Diane loses her husband and daughter in an accident, halting everything in her life. A year later, she sets out to live in Ireland, to rebuild her life, to move on.

The beginning is really jarring but probably the best part of the story. The novel moves really quickly, and sometimes it's quite dialogue-heavy.
Although it's not exactly a me-book, it may appeal to people who like their stories to be emotional, short, and quick to read. I felt like I didn't quite know the characters, but maybe that's
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Robert
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
O carte ușurică.

Ce mi-a plăcut:
- titlul inspirat;
- modul de scriere al autoarei;
- dorinţa lui Diane de a depăşi un eveniment greu din viaţa ei.

Ce nu mi-a plăcut:
- acţiunea romanului;
- anumite decizii adoptate de Diane, personajul principal;
- unele pasaje care nu îşi aveau rostul, scrise, probabil, pentru a ocupa paginile.

"Oamenii fericiţi şi beau cafea" este o carte pentru cei care iubesc romanele simple, fără esenţă, romane care să îi binedispună şi să le ţină o companie plăcută timp de câteva
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Agnès Martin-Lugand (born Saint-Malo) is a French writer of novels. A psychology major, she turned towards writing and published her first novel, Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café (Happy People Read and Drink Coffee), as a self-edition via Amazon's Kindle platform on December 2012. Rapidly noticed by literary bloggers close to the self-publishing medium, she was approached by Florian Lafa ...more
“Tous ces vacanciers tassés les uns contre les autres sur une minuscule plage, ou en train de se battre en tenue de soirée devant le buffet, horrifiés à l'idée que le voisin ronfleur ne vole la dernière saucisse, ces gens heureux d'avoir été enfermés une dizaine d'heures dans une carlingue avec des gamins braillards autour d'eux, tout ça me donnait envie de vomir.” 2 likes
“Je faisais tout pour réintégrer le monde des vivants et ne plus sombrer dans des délires paranoïaques.” 2 likes
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