Foam of the Daze
L'Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian's novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance, absurdity and the frailty of life. Foam of the Daze is a nimble-fingered masterpiece that is both witty and incredibly moving. It... show more
L'Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian's novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance, absurdity and the frailty of life. Foam of the Daze is a nimble-fingered masterpiece that is both witty and incredibly moving. It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and the love of his life Chloe, who develops a water lily in her lung. The supporting cast includes Chick, an obsessive collector of noted philosopher Jean-Sol Partre's books and stained pants, and Nicolas who is a combination of P.G. Wodehouse's fictional butler Jeeves and the Green Hornet's Kato. The soul of the book is about the nature of life disappearing and loving things intensely as if one was making love on a live grenade!
Publish date: November 1st 2003
Publisher: Tam Tam Books
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
This was supposed to be about love. But it was actually an absurd book, sad and also simplifying. It was well written, the language was beautiful, the characters more like sketches of ideas than real people, but I assume that was deliberate. I didn't really enjoy it. It also reduces love to in...
This surreslistic novel is one of the most famous works of French author Boris Vian, of those that he first published under his real name. It also made it on many school reading lists and it actually seems to be quite popular in its country of origin – I definitely understand why. Writing Mood Ind...
Un mundo surreal. Un ratón como mascota. Un cocinero avergonzado de que su hermana haya ido a la universidad. Dos obsesionados con Jean Sol Partre. Una mujer con una flor en el pulmón. Y un hombre enamorado que realiza toda una serie de trabajos bizarros para poder reunir dinero para curarla.Una his...
Once upon a time, a younger version of this lovely reviewer went to a theater somewhere in the north of France and was witness of a French reproduction of 'L'écume des jours'. The show was a marvellous mix of conversations between cats and mice, flowers, hilarious church services and heartwrenching ...
Wow, this book destroyed me. Beautiful, oneiric, sexy, deadpan, linguistically inventive – and then in the end remorselessly tragic.You know what reading this book is like? It's like you're sitting there having fun, the sun's shining – and who do you see bouncing towards you but the most adorable, c...
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