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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  3,845 ratings  ·  581 reviews
Immaginate di essere un bambino e di avere un padre che non chiama mai vostra madre con lo stesso nome. Immaginate poi che a vostra madre quest’abitudine non dispiaccia affatto, poiché tutte le mattine, in cucina, tiene lo sguardo fisso e allegro su vostro padre, col naso dentro la tazza di latte oppure col mento tra le mani, in attesa del verdetto; e poi, felice, si volta ...more
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published April 14th 2016 by Neri Pozza (first published January 7th 2016)
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Angela M
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Eccentric is a word describing this family from the book blurb, but that is to say the least - that is not the half of it. It’s fun and funny, actually zany, sweet and endearing, something different and it’s really very sad. Yet, this is a story filled with so much love and that is overwhelmingly the biggest takeaway for me. The unconditional love these characters have for each other is the very heart of this story . A young boy, whose name we never know, relates his wacky life with his mother a
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Jaline
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-completed
Poetry is a fascinating language. Iamb, iambic, trochee, ionic, pyrrhic, spondee, masculine rhymes, feminine rhymes, irregular rhymes; there are beats and measures and rhythms to poetry.

This book is and is not poetry; it does and does not have specific measures or rhythms throughout. It most definitely does have a very poignant story – a tale of a family who experiences great joys, and down times that are difficult and trying for everyone. This book is also not a comedy, although it is so funny
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Diane S ☔
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lor-2019
Original and inventive. A Dr. Seuss kind of book but for adults dealing with a heartbreaking mental illness. The young boy in this book remains unnamed, his mother has different names bestowed on her by the father. A quirky, madcap life, totally without structure as the family tries to come to terms with the mothers manic moods in a totally unique way. The family live a free flowing life, one that flows and totally embraces the mothers moods. They even have a crane as a pet that is named Madam S ...more
Karen
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderfully crazy and delightful family that is encountered here, a couple and their young son.
A couple madly in love, with a touch of crazy..a real mess unfolds in a most charming yet sad way, as mental illness takes over.
I really enjoyed this story! I think you will too!

Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for the ARC!
Hamisoitil
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En attendant Bojangles est une belle claque à tous les niveaux.
J'ai tout simplement dévoré ce roman en une journée ; tellement addictif. D'une légèreté incroyable avec une plume fluide mais surtout magnifique. Je suis trop fan.

En attendant Bojangles, c'est l'histoire d'une famille hors du commun dont le couple, fou amoureux l'un de l'autre ne peut s’empêcher de danser encore et encore sur la musique de Nina Simone, Mister Bojangles, sous le regard émerveillé de leur petit garçon. Ils sont fougue
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Cathrine ☯️
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cathrine ☯️ by: Angela M
4★
It took me just a bit to warm up to the author’s style of telling this short little story written in language right out of Dr. Seuss that Fred Rogers would appreciate.

“Always a live wire, she had actually set our house on fire, attempting to burn away her sorrow with no thought for the morrow. In the innocent haze of happier days I had ignored the countdown, forgotten to track it, but now, it was making and incessant racket.”

But I came to appreciate it. It is not easy to write or read about me
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Hanneke
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wat een ontzettend lieflijk boekje! Ik kan er geen betere omschrijving voor bedenken. Je wordt er droevig van en tegelijk ook blij. Een boek over een bijzondere vader en moeder en hun zoon, afwisselend verteld vanuit het perspectief van de zoon en de vader. De vader verzint de prachtigste leugens uit liefde voor zijn vrouw, die op een verrukkelijke manier lak heeft aan alle conventies. Moeder is namelijk op een hele prettige manier behoorlijk gestoord. Elke dag is het feest, men danst de hele na ...more
Marisa Sauco
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alocada, rara, extravagante, irónica, original, tierna, deliciosa...diferente.

«Había conseguido dar sentido a mi vida transformándola en un caos permanente». ❤

El principio es tan desconcertante como precioso y emotivo es el final.
Una gran (gran) sorpresa.
Me encantó.
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Philippe Malzieu
The good surprise of french novel in 2016. And a first book.
A crazy mother, but it is a soft, creative madness. The father in totally love for this strange woman and a son spectator, happy of the happiness of his parents but excluded from this fusional couple.
Soundtrack ; Nina Simone, especially Bojangles. This choice is not innocent. Nina Simone was more than a singer, it was a tragic actress. I recently saw the film on the 50 year old on Montreux festival. Her interpretation of " Feeling" is i
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fiafia
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avoid-this
Quand c'est le narrateur qui écrit, c'est du Petit Nicolas. Quand c'est son père (extraits de son roman), c'est vianesque par certains côtés. Et j'ai même trouvé quelques passages qui permettraient de le relier à Jasper Fforde. Rien que cela aurait pu parler en faveur du roman mais comment vous décrire ce sentiment de gêne qui ne m'a pas quittée pendant toute la lecture? Le bonheur trop heureux, l'extravagance trop extravagante, la folie trop folle, la joie trop joyeuse? La mièvrerie trop mièvre ...more
Gorkem
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fransız
Kitabın adından tanıdık bir yazara ve meşhur bir tiyatro eserine gönderim var mı sorusu varsa aklınızda doğru bildiniz. Samuel Becket'in Godot'yu Beklerken'e dolaylı olarak bir gönderim söz konusu. Müzikal olaraksa, Nina Simon'ın Mr. Bojangles'e gönderimi de çabası.

Kitap bir erkek çocuğun gözünden anlatılıyor. Aşırı mutlu yaşamına eşlik eden anne ve babasının müthiş aşkı. Annesinin birgün aniden bu aşırılığın da aşırılığına çıkması hikayenin boyutunu değiştiriyor.

Bourdeaut, "Bojangles'i Beklerk
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Cărți și călătorii
Câtă frenezie! Câtă poftă de viață! Câtă bucurie și tristețe, în același timp! O carte care la început nu m-a convins, doar ca să mă captiveze din ce în ce mai tare, până la marele final. Râdeți și plângeți cu Bojangles, cu mama care în fiecare zi are alt nume, cu tatăl care știe să spună povești, cu minciunile pe față și pe dos, cu senatorul vesel cu nume ciudat, cu Domnișoara Superfluă, cu petrecerile nesfârșite și dansurile pasionale. O familie nebună într-o lume nu destul de nebună, o famili ...more
Ingrid
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Een mooi sprookje met een heel scherp kantje.
Chrissie
Verse is difficult if not impossible to properly translate from one language to another.

This is a story written in verse. The author plays with words. There is humor, but for the most part I found it sad, depressing and too absurd.

I have no complaint with the narration of the audiobook by Gibson Frazier.
Maria Roxana
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O carte pe parcursul căreia am râs în hohote, dar pe care am finalizat-o lăcrimând..
Ringa Sruogienė
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Labai daug visko šitoje knygoje. Ką norėsite rasti joje, tą ir rasite, nes grožis ir siaubas, juokas ir ašaros, "sveika ir normalu" ir "beprotybė" - šalia.
Aš radau visko po truputį ir man labai patiko.
Rekomenduoju.
Dina
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado muchísimo. Es una historia deliciosa, extravagante y bien contada. La locura y el amor extremo me han emocionado hasta las lágrimas.
Sonya Serial Reader
4.5/5 stars
J'ai l'impression d'avoir attendu ce livre toute ma vie. Il est tout ce qu'on peut aimer dans un roman..gai, triste, poignant, léger, amusant, profond, super bien écrit mais aussi super bien narré. Je vous recommande d'écouter ce livre, vous allez rire à haute voix et peut-être pleurer, vous allez être emportée par cette musique qui survole tout le récit, ce Bojangles aux notes chaudes et langoureuses, cette famille pas comme les autres, ces parents drôles et sarcastiques et qui n'arr
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Mireille
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deze schrijver bewijst dat je niet veel pagina's nodig hebt om een prachtig verhaal neer te zetten. Het is waar wat ze zeggen: het kan je laten lachen en huilen. Dat laatste doe ik helemaal niet vaak, maar ik was vanochtend blij dat ik het bij de koffie thuis uitlas en niet in de trein ;-)
Magnifique!
De vertaalster heeft hiermee trouwens ook knap werk geleverd.
prettybooks
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
14/20

Un choix narratif très original, pour parler pourtant d’un sujet douloureux, celui des maladies mentales. Un beau roman qui porte en lui tout l’amour d’une famille et toute la folie d’une mère qui vit dans son monde à elle, un peu différent du nôtre.

Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/2...
Ricardo Marín
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
5 / 5

Una de las historias de amor más disparatas que he tenido la oportunidad de leer. Una forma de disfrutar la vida que desafía lo convencional. Y un final que te rompe el corazón mientras dibuja una sonrisa en tu rostro.

Reseña: http://www.eternamenteentiniebla.com/...
HajarRead
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un bijou !
Roseb612
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Roseb612 by: HN
Příběh jedné výjimečné rodiny viděný na přeskáčku očima malého syna a otce. Z chlapcova pohledu pohádkový příběh, z otcova je nejdříve také bláznivý, ale postupně vstupují do děje i černé podtóny, aby nakonec text ovládly a chlapec byl nucen dospět. První třetinu knihy jsem se stále bezděčně usmívala, střední část byla pro mě asi nejslabší, ale od okamžiku "únosu" je to zase jízda, byť tentokrát s trpkou příchutí. A i když je to ve finále vlastně velmi smutná kniha, tak je to jako s tím pohřbem ...more
Serbay GÜL
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitabı okurken Nina Simone'dan ,Mr. Bojangles'i (altta linkte) arada bir dinlemekte fayda var. Tahmin edileceği gibi Bojangles'e göndermelere çok rastlayoruz. Cidden kitabın ruhu şarkıya çok uygun. Aynen şarkı gibi, eğlenceli olduğu kadar duygusal da. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzofn...

Baba muhteşem bir palavracı , anne de deliliğin uçlarında gezinen bir kadın. Bir de, gezileri esnasında sahiplendikleri ve artık evin bir bireyi olan Madam Fuzili (Telli Turna) var. İşte bu anarşist diye
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Maria João (A Biblioteca da João)
9,5 de 10*

Terminei a leitura de "À Espera de Bojangles" agora mesmo, sentada num banco de jardim num dia fantástico com sol quentinho. E estou arrepiada! Foi este o efeito que este livro teve em mim. Deixou-me inquieta, com um nó na garganta que sei que vai levar tempo a passar.
A escrita de Olivier Bourdeaut é subtil mas intensa. É descontraída mas profunda. E transformou uma história de vida de uma pequena família num livro belíssimo!

Comentário completo em:
http://abibliotecadajoao.blogspot.pt/.
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DaViD´82
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Literární ekvivalent Michela Gondryho či levoboček Amélie z Montmartru. Francouzská (nejen) stylistická jazyková überhravost, která je někde na půli cesty mezi Vianem a Barberyovou. Dějově to sice nemá hlavu ani patu, ale ono to nevadí, jelikož to stojí na emocích a trhlé prášilovsky zhýralé zdánlivě bonvivánské feel-good vlně; a to i navzdory tomu (či právě proto?) že nejprve mezi řádky a postupně již přímo na řádcích to pojednává o značně temných a nepěkných věcech. Čím to zaujme nejvíce je je ...more
Inga Pizāne
Mans šī gada literārais pārsteigums! Grāmata, kurai dejot līdzi gan lasīšanas laikā, gan vēl ilgi pēc izlasīšanas. Trakulīgs stāsts, uz neprāta robežas; un tomēr satur sevī tik milzum daudz mīlestības. Līdz ar grāmatu manās mājās sāka skanēt arī Ninas Saimonas dziesma "Mr. Bojangles". Lūk, citāts par šo dziesmu no grāmatas: "Dziesma bija gara, taču vienmēr beidzās par ātru, un tad māte, sparīgi plaukšķinot, iesaucās: 'Liekam vēlreiz Bodžanglu!'" Man ir sajūta, ka es likšu vēlreiz ne tikai dziesm ...more
Elīna Jurberga
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, french_lit
priekš manis šī grāmata noteikti bija atgādinājums, ka vajag dzīvot un darīt to skaisti, elpojot ar pilnu krūti. šeit un tagad. jo viss cits jau tāpat nāks, notiks un būs, bieži vien pat nespējot to kontrolēt. un nevajag. galvenais ir spēt baudīt to mirkli, kurš dots!
Ugnė
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prancūzija
Pagal šią knygą galima kurti filmą, kuris pradžioje atrodytų kaip tikra romantinė komedija, o pasibaigtų krūva ašarų ir nosinių. Įtaigiai aprašyta, kaip beprotybė atrodo vaiko akimis.
Hymerka
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
І кумедна, і сумна книжечка про божевілля.
Син і батько почергово розповідають нам про свою маму і дружину, і гостро відчувається, що вони люблять її до нестями, хоча, як на мене, не кожен міг би жити з такою людиною, але цим двом нібито комфортно, і з нею точно не занудьгуєш, з цим не посперечаєшся.
Але де межа між милими дивацтвами і хворобою?
Коли мама голою виходить до крамнички купити устриць?
Чи коли за вечерею кидає щойно зняті труси в обличчя знайомому?
Чи коли влаштовує пожежу у вітальні?
Ві
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Olivier Bourdeaut est né au bord de l’Océan Atlantique en 1980. L’Education Nationale, refusant de comprendre ce qu’il voulait apprendre, lui rendit très vite sa liberté. Dès lors, grâce à l’absence lumineuse de télévision chez lui, il put lire beaucoup et rêvasser énormément.
Durant dix ans il travailla dans l’immobilier allant de fiascos en échecs avec un enthousiasme constant. Puis, pendant deux
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“—Mira, chico, en el mundo hay dos tipos de personas a las que hay que evitar a toda costa. Los vegetarianos y los ciclistas profesionales. Los primeros, porque alguien que se niega a comerse un entrecot tiene que haber sido un caníbal en otra vida. Y los segundos, porque un hombre que se pone un supositorio en la cabeza y exhibe descaradamente sus atributos enfundado en unas mallas fluorescentes para subir una cuesta en bicicleta no puede estar bien de la azotea. Así que, si un día te encuentras con un ciclista vegetariano, sigue mi consejo, chaval: ¡empújalo con todas tus fuerzas para ganar tiempo y corre tan deprisa y tan lejos como puedas!” 0 likes
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