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Jean Genet
Birth date: December 19, 1910
Died: April 15, 1986
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maarjao
maarjao rated it 5 years ago
Definitely an interesting insight into the life of a thief, prostitute and beggar in the middle of the 20th century (and, really, most of the events could just as well take place today), but at some point, I started losing any empathy towards the MC (or the author, since this book is supposed to be ...
maarjao
maarjao rated it 5 years ago
Definitely an interesting insight into the life of a thief, prostitute and beggar in the middle of the 20th century (and, really, most of the events could just as well take place today), but at some point, I started losing any empathy towards the MC (or the author, since this book is supposed to be ...
Agostino Scafidi
Agostino Scafidi rated it 5 years ago
Maybe I'm racist, maybe I should of given it more of a chance... But I did not enjoy the point of view of Mr. Jackson. He is a communist, a black supremacist (does that even exist?) and he basically hates Europeans.All of his views are completely understandable given his position and his race, but I...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 8 years ago
“The despondency that follows makes me feel somewhat like a shipwrecked man who spies a sail, sees himself saved, and suddenly remembers that the lens of his spyglass has a flaw, a blurred spot -- the sail he has seen.” I think everybody who tries to write a review about Our Lady of the Flowers star...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it 10 years ago
Read about 50 pages and gave up. It is beautifully written, perhaps even a masterpiece, but let's face it. It is a homoerotic fantasy and, as such, that doesn't do it for me.
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