Posts Tagged ‘France’

Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

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Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

Fun Facts Friday: Jean de Brunhoff

Cécile de Brunhoff’s name was removed from the book, but she is still considered by many to be the creator of Babar

Book Review: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder

About: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder is a non-fiction crime book taking place in France during World War II. My rat­ing for The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot — 4 Buy The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot from Amazon.com* More Books by Jonathan Rabb Thoughts: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder […]

Graphic Novel Review: The Arab of the Future 2 by Riad Sattouf

The story is funny when seen from the view point of a child (as it is told) but somewhat tragic when read from a more mature, worldly, perspective.

Fun Facts Friday: Molière

It seems that Molière enjoyed antagonizing people even those from his inner, aristocratic circle making fun of infidelity and such.

Book Review: Everyone Has Their Reasons by Joseph Matthews

The strength of the book is the written descriptions of the way immigrants had to live in Paris during World War II and what it took to survive, or even eat once a day. The descriptions of the harsh life of immigrants, especially Jewish immigrants, during that time are heartbreaking and show how easily a boy could turn assassin.

Book Review: The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

I am happy that the author brought the attention to the women journalists of World War II, an important subject indeed. I’m going to pick up a few biographies to learn more about them.

Book Review: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

I laughed here and there, but I found the book to be more thought provoking than funny. I’m glad the philosophical discussions in the book weren’t much longer, even though they were fascinating.

Book Review: The Black Count by Tom Reiss

It is clear that the author developed a great admiration towards General Dumas, a bastard son of a nobleman, born to a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue and rising to be a hero of the French Republic, albeit forgotten.

Book Review: The Foundling’s War by Michel Déon

Narrowly escaping death by firing squad Jean Arnaud, a 20 year old man and his friend Palfy, a conman, are biding their time in a brothel after the French defeat in 1940. Jean falls in love with a beautiful stranger and gets into serious troubles following his heart.

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