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Choice Cuts by Boileau-Narcejac
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it was amazing

(Originally read lo-o-ong ago. Reread in the past few days...)
One, fantastic story, well written and with an ending that almost caught me by surprise. I had a sense of what was coming about five pages out, not enough to fully prepare myself. Nicely done. And I want to emphasize "Nicely done." Some translations (this one from French) fumble things. This one doesn't. There are some passages where language is used to demonstrate awkwardness in the characters and I wish my French was up to reading the original to learn how the translators chose the words they did.
There's also a passage that hammered me; "Talent?" he mused."I once thought I knew what talent was. Now there's just what sells and what doesn't sell. Gaubrey will sell just as long as the novelty lasts. My job is to pander to the craze. ..." Anybody making their living through public appreciation of their work has got to nod understandingly while being chilled by that passage.

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May 15, 2018 – Shelved

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