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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 4 years ago
A charming short novel, a little pathetic, a lot poignant, and utterly European. A translation from its native French, it tells a story of Guylain Vignolles, a lonely man who works for a book-pulping factory and hates his job with a passion. Every evening, when he cleans up his machine after a day o...
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 6 years ago
I received a copy of this book from the publishers and this is my honest review of the book. Guylain Vignolles dreads the journey to work every day. Working at a book pulping plant it breaks his heart to destroy the books that arrive by the lorry load. Each day on his way to the plant he reads aloud...
KOMET rated it 7 years ago
WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE!!! I LOVED IT!!! This novel has all the highmarks of a taut thriller. France 1985. The nation is on the eve of elections, scheduled for March 1986. The Socialists, after being in the political wilderness for decades, came to power in 1981. Several party members and associa...
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
Translated from the french this kids book is a good read with well-developed characters and left me wanting more Robin Penmarch lives on the lost Isle, where they know about our world and about the Uncertain World but try to keep away from both. Magic works in this world and Robin finds that he ha...
KOMET rated it 8 years ago
To date, I've read 3 novels by Dominique Manotti. Each of them were taut, detective thrillers that attested to the Machiavellian side of people wielding power on both the political and judicial levels. This particular novel was somewhat of a departure from the previous 3. The initial focus of this...
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