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review 2018-04-10 10:32
#23 - Frappe-toi le coeur by Amélie Nothomb
Frappe-toi le coeur - Amélie Nothomb
Writing a review for one of Amélie Nothomb's books is always difficult. First, because I read them in French and I'm writing in English. Then, because she is my favourite author of all time, so it is not easy for me to write something constructive. Finally, because all her books rather follow the same patterns, so if you like one, you would surely like the others.

Anyway, this one is about a young and beautiful woman who always gets everything she wants because of her looks. She then got pregnant and have a beautiful daughter. That is when things get complicates because she will be jealous of her daughter. You can imagine the kind of difficulties it will bring into their mother-daughter relationships.

The story is based on Diane, the daughter, and how she is coping with her life after her troubled youth. I think it was a really interesting topic and one I'm not familiar with at all. It was sometimes a bit brutal (like most of her books) but I think it was a fascinating topic.

I totally recommend this author if you have never read one of her books, it is worth it.
 
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review 2017-03-12 17:43
#19 - Riquet à la houppe by Amélie Nothomb
Riquet à la houppe - Amélie Nothomb

Again, 5 out of 5 stars for this author. I just can't seem to get tired of her. All her books are really similar, and while the plot is never that important to me.. the way she writes is. It's amazing. She is one of the first author I was introduced to as a teenager and she gives me the love for words. Amélie Nothomb showed me how important words can be. And what you can make of them.

 

I read this book at the book fair in Bruxelles while waiting to meet her. The reading experience was thus so much beter (even if I was standing, hot and thirsty. I waited almost 3 hours, but it was worth it!). Meeting her was such a great experience. She is kind and takes the time to speak to every single person that wants to meet her. She also compliments people a lot and told me I was ravissante and that I seemed way much younger than I was. She also ALWAYS writes back if you send her a letter. She is a great writer but also seems like a great person.

 

(I guess it's also the first time I show my face here, hello)

 

As usual, this book was fanstastic. I cannot review any of her books, first of all because I won't be impartial, but also because I don't know what to say, except that her writing is extraordinary and that I loved every single word of it.

 

 

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