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Tyler Howsare Howsare de Virrat, Finland de Virrat, Finland

Lecteur Tyler Howsare Howsare de Virrat, Finland

Tyler Howsare Howsare de Virrat, Finland

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C'était un livre étrange que j'ai commencé il y a plusieurs mois et que j'ai arrêté de lire pour une longue période parce qu'il ne me rattrapait pas. Je suis content de l'avoir récupéré. Je pense que l'auteur a attendu un peu trop longtemps pour commencer à laisser le lecteur comprendre ce qui se passait, mais une fois que les indices ont commencé à tomber, le livre était très engageant, divertissant, intelligent et plein de suspense. Je le recommande aux fans de fantasy urbaine avec l'avertissement que vous devrez peut-être parcourir le premier tiers du livre pour arriver à la fin.

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6/12/2007

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Parmi tant d'autres choses, c'est de délicieux potins élevés au niveau de la tragédie, et c'est une tragédie avec tous les tropes classiques, réinventés dans l'ère post-freudienne de l'hégémonie américaine. Nous l'avons lu avec un frisson exquis de schadenfreude puis de sympathie et de pitié, et enfin un sentiment de reconnaissance. C'est un conte par excellence d'amour condamné, bien sûr, mais dans lequel les trajectoires respectives de possession de soi et de dissipation des amoureux se croisent avec toutes les probabilités et l'inévitabilité de Sophocle. Quelques scènes vacillent, les phrases confondent, mais toutes au service d'exprimer un sens tout à fait profond et définitif qui, dans l'œuvre la plus émouvante, doit toujours combattre les contraintes formelles. Unique, universel, d'une époque et intemporel, exigeant et désordonné. Partout, les sons et les images se chevauchent et résonnent à des niveaux (presque) subconscients, comme ils le font dans la poésie la plus réussie. Oh, de toute façon, complètement amoureux de ce livre. Objet de culte.

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Des personnages inhabituels m'ont attiré, un scénario au rythme rapide, mais un peu trop graphique à mon goût.

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As the american born & offbeat child of immigrants from the middle east, I definitely related to certain aspects of this book, but good god, Gogol is so disrespectful and resentful of his culture and parents, i found it shocking at times. in a very concrete example: sneaking away to NH with your secret girlfriend but NOT wanting to stop by and see your parents (on the way!) in Massachusetts before your dad takes a big trip strikes me as majorly jerky. Weren't his parents such caricatures in some way? and weren't all his girlfriends completely lame in some way? (The cast of girls reminded me of those in High Fidelity) i really enjoyed the flow of the book (though i agree with Mary B, whenever the narrative shifted, you kind of grew to expect something awful to happen) but as bad things started to happen, and as Gogol's character attempted to redeem itself in the narrative but just didn't for me, i grew to like this book less. My favorite part was the Gogol as child and parents backstory because at least there was an innocence and not a willfulness about it! PS I love Nikolai Gogol and I think Gogol is an awesome name PPS I also find it infinitely annoying that his sister continues to call him "Goggles" in adulthood. for the love of god! grow up, woman. PPPS I really didn't like grown-up Gogol's character at all.

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Rachel is in love with Edward Cullen. Really, who wouldn't be? It's not like she's writing "Mrs. Edward Cullen" in her notebooks, or plotting horrible deaths for Bella Swan. It's just that Edward is so...well, "perfect" is the only thing that comes to mind. Real boys just can't measure up. Clive's been interested forever, but she just doesn't see him. Lewis would change his player ways for her, but she can't see past them. Only Edward will do, and that's just who Lewis intends to be. New hair, new clothes, no tan - nothing's too much if it means having Rachel. He'd do anything for her...anything but stop being Edward. This is a really fun, light novel. It's a sweet homage to Twilight fans - acknowledging the hysteria without mocking it. Really, it's a classic tale - girl falls in love with literary character and boy can never measure up. Edward's just the latest in a long line of fantasy boyfriends - you know you've got one, too. Lewis' transformation is what really makes the novel. It's self-aware at first; everyone knows what's going on. Guys don't ask for Edward's haircut for themselves, after all. The fashion makeover almost ends in disaster - they forgot the peacoat! Lewis makes a convincing Edward, to the point that he has to flee mobs of screaming girls. Lewis likes it - maybe too much. Out goes his surfer van; in comes the silver Volvo. Gold contacts, check. If Edward had fangs, Lewis would be at the dentist's in a hot minute. This is fluff of the best kind. Girls who want dream boyfriends; boys who don't have a clue what girls want. We've all been there. It's a must for Twihards (you know who you are; we're not judging). Escapism, guilty pleasure, whatever you call it, it's just a great read.