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Left Bank by Kate Muir
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Sep 17, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction, france, adultery
Read from September 17 to 19, 2010

** spoiler alert ** This book possibly has the least likeable characters in it than any book I've ever read. It covers adultery, vanity, neglect and the worst facets of human character. At least Madison, the Texas film star who is self absorbed and trying to cling to her youth & career in the beginning of the story manages to redeem herself and gain some perspective in life after her daughter goes missing. Unlike her husband Olivier, the French philosopher she's married to who wants to be famous but who has never met a woman he doesn't find sexually alluring and who has no interest in any sort of monogomy or Anna, the English nanny who cheerfully carries on an affair with Olivier in the same house she lives in with the family.

When I was in University part of the sylabus was to read a book called Money by Martin Amis and at the time I thought it involved the least likeable protagonist in history yet for whatever reason, Kate Muir seems to have made an attempt at trying to rival him.

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