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Alles Glück kommt nie

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Charles Balanda, Ende Vierzig, ist ein erfolgreicher Architekt und glücklich mit seinem Leben. Bis er einen Brief bekommt, in dem nur drei Worte stehen: ›Anouk ist tot.‹ Von da an ist nichts mehr, wie es war. Denn Anouk ist seine große Liebe gewesen, bis...? Was damals geschah, lässt Charles nicht mehr los. Er begibt sich auf Spurensuche und merkt, dass er sich eigentlich ...more
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published November 5th 2008 by Hanser (first published 2008)
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Julia
Aug 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is hard to read from the beginning.
I wanted to put this book down more than once but as I was waiting for my connecting flight at the airport and had no other book on hand I kept on reading for a few hours and am so happy about it.
This book gets you and is such a book about love love and love. And about a midlife-crises and how you can really live your dreams even if its the difficult way to live.
It is beautiful written from the middle to the end and I really was sad when I finished
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Andrea Hickman Walker
This is a rather odd book. It reminds me of Elizabeth Goudge and Rumer Godden because nothing really seems to happen but there's a story there that's awfully compelling. This is a story about life falling apart and coming together. About life and death and living despite being dead and the slow decaying death that is a meaningless life of going through the motions.

There's a main character, a man I don't particularly like and who I thought very little of until I reached the almost-end of the book
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Anna
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book tortured me for about 2 weeks. No, it's brilliant, it's captivating, but it hits right in the weakest point of the reader. This book is about each of us and none of us. Characters! Charles... his work in Moscow, how funny, how sad! I love Gavalda's books but so far this is the one.
I'm endlessly in love with her style! Short sentences but so full of irony, so full with love.
Jess
While I always enjoy Anna Gavalda's books, this is perhaps my least favourite so far. Charles, while reasonably likeable, did not grab me as the central protagonist, and the sudden shift into bucolic fantasy in the last third of the book felt so whimsical that it was ridiculous. Both Kate and Anouk read as Manic Dream Pixie Girls rather than characters with whom I could connect. Nevertheless, there are dimensions to Gavalda's writing style that I enjoy, such as her occasional bursts of almost st ...more
Lotte
Nov 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Der Roman handelt von dem erfolgreichen Architekten Charles Balanda. Charles lebt eigentlich schon eine Weile nicht mehr richtig. Er funktioniert nur noch. Seine Frau und seine Stieftochter sind nur Randfiguren, weil er vielmehr mit Arbeiten beschäftigt ist. Eines Tages bekommt er einen Brief, der ihn vollkommen aus der Bahn wirft. In dem Brief stehen nur drei Worte: "Anouk ist tot.".
Charles holt die Vergangheit ein, er verliert sich in ihr und nur widerstrebend setzt er sich mit ihr auseinander
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Maguxy Ruiz
Sep 18, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
mmm qué he aprendido de este libro? que si no te gusta una novela la dejes en las primeras páginas y no intentes darle oportunidades. Para algunos este libro estará escrito maravillosamente, pero yo veo a una tía que se ha comprado un portátil, le ha instalado el word, se ha comprado el libro de crítica literaria y ha creído entender el concepto de stream of conciousness y quería copiarlo.
Batiburrillo de ideas sin sentido, historia que puede ser interesante pero la forma de narrala prrrrrrrr (ru
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Her Royal Orangeness
The plot of Consolation is essentially this: a man falls headlong into a mid-life crisis after learning of the death of a childhood friend. But as always seems to be the case with Anna Gavalda, her books are not about plot but about characters. She creates people who are so rich and multifaceted that they seem far more real than imaginary. Consolation is a beautiful musing on love and second chances and guilt and responsibility. I must confess, though, that I only gave the book a 3.5 Star rating ...more
Sandra
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2009
Worte hab ich nicht wirklich für dieses Buch. Es hat mir gefallen, sehr gut gefallen. Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen, weiß aber nicht, ob es jedermanns Sache ist. Auch wenn es in den Bestsellerlisten ist, ich bezweifle, dass es jeder zu Ende liest. Ich konnte das Ende kaum erwarten, aber wollte es doch hinauszögern, weil es ein Vergnügen, ein Genuss war, dieses Buch zu lesen.
Maris
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like many others have already commented, the first half was very difficult to read. The author challenged the reader, no question about it :-).
But the story was with me long time after I had finished reading the book, it had a lot to tell me.
Delphine
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its so weird to see oneself in a book....
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Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.

Referred to by Voici magazine as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker", Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris. While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title "Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part" that met with both critical acc
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“Es ist Jahre her, da hatte das Leben für sie aufgegeben, als Charles auf schmerzhafte Weise bewusst wurde, wie schwer es ihm fiel, die Pläne für das Projekt zu lesen, das andere das Leben nannten.” 2 likes
“Ему достаточно было просто знать, что она существует, пусть далеко от него, пусть отдельно от него, и это его утешало...” 2 likes
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