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Le Livre de Perle by Timothée de Fombelle
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liked it

(That's more of a 2.5/5, but yeah)
This definitely wasn't the poetic fairytale I was expecting — I got the fairytale part, but it was childish and honestly a bit cliché more than romantic and/or poetic. I think I actually liked the real-world part more than the fairytale?
And the narrator... wtf, he disappears for 200 pages so when he comes back you don't even care about him anymore (if you cared in the first place, because honestly I couldn't give one characteristic about him)
This wasn't a bad book at all, I read it quickly and it was rather nice, but I was expecting an explosion and a 5/5 rating :(
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Reading Progress

December 30, 2015 – Shelved
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 4, 2017 – Started Reading
December 4, 2017 –
page 205
December 4, 2017 –
page 205
67.43% "This is good but definitely not what I expected and definitely not the heart-wrenching poetry I was promised"
December 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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