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Chasing Dreams and Flies: A Tragicomedy of Life in France

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In the early 2000s Sophie and John Williams travel to France from Britain in order to find a house for their impending retirement. After many disappointments, their French estate agent, Jean-Christophe, eventually shows them a converted barn that seems to meet all their requirements, and they decide to buy it. They are surprised to find that the adjacent house appears to b ...more
Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Published September 9th 2016 by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
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Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I had to stop at the 30% mark for lack of thrill. I couldn't relate to the main character's petty concerns anymore and expected some kind of challenge or quest to have been there. They already seemed to have achieved what the book's summary talked about and I felt that there is on further motivation to continue reading.

Overall the book has a fantastic usage of words and sentence construction. There is a mild humor throughout (which reminds me of PG Wodehouse somewhat). The characters are both ra
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