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Vernon Subutex
Vernon Subutex | Virginie Despentes
Gdy wi?kszo?? dzisiejszej literatury popularnej przypomina melodyjki z supermarketu, Vernon Subutex jest jak punk rock szybki, ostry, prawdziwy i w?ciek?y na ?wiat.Jakub ?ulczykVernon Subutex zostaje wyrzucony na bruk, z jedn? walizk?. W poszukiwaniu dachu nad g?ow? b??ka si? po mieszkaniach bli?szych i dalszych znajomych, by?ych kochanek i zupe?nie przypadkowych osb. Tymczasem zawarto?? walizki Vernona budzi niepokj kilku wp?ywowych osb...Powie?? Despentes jest jak lustro odbijaj?ce wsp?czesny Pary? i jego mieszka?cw: od producentw telewizyjnych, bogatych mieszczan, politycznych i religijnych radyka?w po emigrantw, przest?pcw, narkomanw i by?e gwiazdy porno. Autorka skanuje spo?ecze?stwo balansuj?ce na kraw?dzi ?mierci.Vernon Subutex to przejmuj?cy dreszczem obraz ?wiata, ktry stworzyli?my, w ktrym ?yjemy i ktry coraz mniej nadaje si? do ?ycia.
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Slym
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#humpdaypost @MinDea

1. Caramel chocolate chip cookies that I made ?
2. Vernon Subutex, by Virginie Despentes à French author that I haven‘t read yet ,
3. I studied in the us and visited 5 states while there
4. I just began collecting Astérix album comics, they remind me of my childhood ?
5. I‘m currently traveling internationally, I‘m from Morocco ??and on holidays in France ?? . And I plan on traveling again!

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thegreensofa
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The scribbles here have started! 😃👏🏻 Soooo excited!!! 😆

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx

@Sarz @CarolynM @LapReader 🎉🎉🎉

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Abailliekaras
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I loved this. Should be read in a grungy bar in Paris with a whiskey & cigarette. It‘s infused with the sexy, druggy subculture of the entertainment industry. Vivid scenes & crass, unhinged but perversely likeable characters, maybe drawn from Despentes‘ experiences. Great writing, propulsive and forthright, sometimes poetic, with some memorable scenes. Explores loneliness & how to move on from your glory years. Beautiful & very rock n roll.

erzascarletbookgasm I like your review! 👌 12mo
readordierachel Okay, sign me up. Stacked! 12mo
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Redheadrambles It‘s such a great book. I can‘t wait to start the second one @MeikeReads 12mo
Abailliekaras @Redheadrambles yes I‘ll definitely be keen to read the next one! 12mo
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Abailliekaras
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This is a city book - I‘d love to read it in a bar in Paris, but I can‘t complain about my reading spot today! ☀️😎

BarbaraBB Definitely not! How‘s the book? I‘ve been wanting to read this as well! 12mo
Abailliekaras @BarbaraBB I‘m really enjoying it! Fun characters, another gritty side of Paris, wry humour and great writing. 👌🏼 12mo
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Abailliekaras
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Starting this! It‘s a chilly Sunday morning - warming up with sun on the balcony & v important coffee. 📖☕️

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Abailliekaras
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Starting this! It‘s a chilly Sunday morning - warming up with sun on the balcony & v important coffee. 📖☕️

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vivjm
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Reading this for #witmonth #womenintranslation. It's anarchic and crass and immensely readable

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Neale
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On the last couple of chapters of Circe and look what just turned up. 👏👏❤️❤️👏👏❤️❤️👏👏❤️❤️

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AnneCecilie
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WOW!!! This novel! This was not what I was expecting, but then again I don't know what I expected. The novel is about Vernon and the different friends he's staying with when he gets homeless, and his friends are an interesting group of people. I will definitely read the second book in this trilogy, if it get translated. And how cool is the cover?

AceOnRoam Subutex2 is available in English but not sure whether you are waiting for the ebook or the paper book. I will be downloading it as soon as I can when it's available in my region 😊 1y
AceOnRoam I have never read a book before that had so many unlikable characters and is so strangely compelling at the same time lol 1y
AnneCecilie @AceOnRoam I‘m actually waiting for the Norwegian translation. Hope I don‘t have to wait too long 1y
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AnneCecilie @AceOnRoam Right? Especially his friend with the nice apartment, wife, kid and dog. I really wanted to shake him. 1y
AceOnRoam @AnneCecilie Oh I hope so too. Fingers crossed for you !! 1y
AceOnRoam I know! I actually quite liked Pamela, she seemed to be quite harmless. So far hahaha, I wonder what she will be like in Subutex2 ? 1y
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mklong
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Thanks for the tag @Bookishgal71 and thanks for the very generous giveaway @Mommamanzi ! I‘ve read some good ones this year, but so far Vernon Subutex is my favorite! I‘ll tag @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Thanks for the tag! 1y
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AceOnRoam
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"Vernon was well placed to understand the threat posed by the tsunami that was Napster"

Those were they days ??????

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Neale
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My three favourite books for the year so far! ❤️❤️❤️

Redwritinghood I still need to read the top two. 1y
mklong I need to read the bottom two! 1y
ns510reads And I need to read the top and bottom! 😂 1y
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Redheadrambles @Neale I think your three favourite are also some of my top reads of the year as well ! 1y
Neale You have such good taste Trudie! 😁😁😁 @Redheadrambles 1y
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mklong
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Oh how I loved this book! I spent the early 2000's reading every Irvine Welsh novel that I could get my hands on, trying to recreate my first experience reading Trainspotting. It didn't work until all of these years later when I met Vernon Subutex. As caustic and bitter as this novel often is, it isn't without moments of tenderness that broke my heart and made me cry with sympathy and understanding.

mklong @MeikeReads @Redheadrambles Thank you both so much for this recommendation! I hadn‘t even heard of this book before the two of you started raving about it. 1y
MeikeReads @mklong I am so happy you loved it as well!!! btw: Trainspotting is one of my favorite books! :-) 1y
ClairesReads Can‘t wait to read this- my copy arrived at the end of last week just in time for the break! 1y
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mklong @ClairesReads Awesome! I hope you love it. 1y
ns510reads Ok I think i definitely need to read this! :) 1y
mklong @ns510reads It has certainly started spreading through our little group like wildfire. I hope you like it! 1y
Redheadrambles @mklong I know right it‘s so cool when we all suddenly love something although also equally fun when we don‘t;) 1y
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Neale
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Whenever I read a novel that has been translated from another language, I wonder if the translator has managed to capture the style, the skill, the “feel” of the book, that the original author has strived for. I can‘t read French so I will never know, what I do know is that this translation is cutting edge, contemporary fiction at it‘s best. 😊

ClairesReads My copy of this arrived right on the last day of term. I‘m super excited to read it. 1y
Neale @ClairesReads I hope you like it. I think I will get her autobiographical work. King Kong Theory, I think it‘s called. 1y
ClairesReads @Neale oh cool I didn‘t know she had an autobiographical one- I look forward to hearing about it 😊 1y
MeikeReads @Neale I'm so happy you liked it!!! 1y
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Neale
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@MeikeReads @Redheadrambles This just arrived! Yabba Dabba Doo! 😊

Redheadrambles @Neale awesome ! I hope you love it. I need to get my own copy at some stage as well. 1y
MeikeReads @Neale Yayyyy!!!! I hope you'll love it as much as I did!! 1y
MeikeReads @Redheadrambles Haha, I also borrowed mine from a friend and then bought my own copy, because I just had to have it! 1y
mklong Cool. I left my copy in a bar a couple of weeks ago and finally had time to retrieve it yesterday. I hope to get back into it this weekend! 1y
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AnneCecilie
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What are the odds? Just started reading this and the protagonist lives in a part of Paris that I know. The firm I'm working for used to have an apartment in a parallel street to Avenue des Gobelins, so I've been there several times.

Lindy That‘s cool! 1y
AnneCecilie @Lindy I thought so. I feel like stories set in Paris, usually takes place in other parts of the city. 1y
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MeikeReads
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How cool is my #Subutex tee?!?! I love it, and I love this book about a former record store owner who turns into a very special kind of philosopher - read it, people, now!!!!! #whoisvernonsubutex

Redwritinghood Awesome shirt! I have a copy of this but have yet to read it. 1y
MeikeReads @Redwritinghood Thanks!!! The book is fantastic, @Redheadrambles is a fan as well! :-) 1y
Neale @MeikeReads That is one cool shirt. Hopefully my copy of the book will turn up this week. 😊 1y
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batsy Oh, that is so cool! I love the shirt! Now to actually read the book 😁 1y
Redheadrambles Oh yes I am such a fan hopefully get to Book 2 later this year 😀 1y
MeikeReads @Neale and @batsy Yes, please read it!! :-) 1y
MeikeReads @Redheadrambles ...and I need to get my hands on Vol. 3! 1y
ClairesReads This Tee is amazing! 1y
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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

There is no getting around that this book is written to be provocative, to emerge you in mindsets of marginalised lifestyles you may be not want to inhabit. I did struggle with this in the opening chapters - a kind of culture shock of drug-taking, and indiscriminate sex.

Despentes write astonishingly well about people most of us would consider loathsome giving them a voice that is always believable and nuanced.
Loved this one.

ClairesReads Awesome! I‘m so so so keen to read this now 1y
MeikeReads Yesssss!! Now on to Vol. 2, Trudie! :-) 1y
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Redheadrambles
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“A guy with a baby is a guy with no future” oh I am loving this. Despentes is so so caustic and yet funny. I don‘t think there is a slice of French society she hasn‘t hit yet ..

mklong I just ordered this one. Mostly for the cover art and author bio. So looking forward to it! 1y
Redheadrambles @mklong it might be an acquired taste and the first chapter I thought I hated it but now it‘s awesome ! It‘s very French ;) 1y
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Simona
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This quote is the essence of the story ... and I really looking forward for the second part❣️

#quotsyMay18

BookwormM I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next one 1y
Simona @BookwormM I‘m curious if the author will succeed in keeping the same narrative pace ... 1y
Redheadrambles Just started this and it took me 50 pages but now I am loving it ! 1y
Simona @Redheadrambles That‘s good sign, because the plot and the prose becomes even denser and in some ways- hard to read. 1y
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BookwormM
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#MBI2018
4⭐️
I am glad this was selected for the MBI short list as I would never have picked it up otherwise. The blurb sounds like the kind of book I would hate and the cover just doesn‘t do it for me but once inside the pages it is a different story.

I enjoyed the narrative structure each chapter switches to the viewpoint of a new character with a loose connection to Vernon or Alex and starts further in the future than the previous one 👇

BookwormM It then works its way back in time to where the previous chapter left off. I enjoyed most of the characters and enjoyed the diversity in the novel we have porn stars, Muslims, single fathers, LGBTs, street people and rock stars. To keep the balance we also have the less savoury wife beaters, misogynists and extreme right wingers. A clever story where you are never sure of the authors actual beliefs. Looking forward to part 2 1y
BarbaraBB Great review, makes me stack it! 1y
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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 back to quotes that made me smile

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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 now onto the side of the book I don‘t like the misogynistic views of women and this is just one example of many. Not sure if as a female author is this how is how she thinks men think or if there is a larger point to the use of language...

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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 how beautiful is that sentence? 💔💔

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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 🤣🤣🤣this book does have some diverse characters

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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 this quote about a woman wanting a sex change made me laugh 🤣🤣

Linsy 😆 1y
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andrew61
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A roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris with a 50 year old ex record shop owner evicted from his home. Vernon is a remarkable hero and as he journeys from sofa to sofa of old friends until he ends up on the street we visit the stories of a diverse and brilliant set of characters. A unique book and i can't wait to read the next in the trilogy and immerse myself in the life of Vernon subutex and his city.

saresmoore I‘m glad to hear you liked this! It‘s on my birthday wishlist. 🤞 1y
andrew61 @saresmoore I'll look forward to seeing your thoughts sara ☺ 1y
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andrew61
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Two library holds have come in from the international booker list. So far I've read chapter one of the named book and love the cover, reserving judgement on the story which so far seems intriguing but i definitely want to get to frankenstein in Baghdad.

Cathythoughts I liked the tagged book 👍🏻 1y
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Simona
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Some provocative thoughts for today‘s #quotsyMarch18 #sudden 😘

batsy I feel like whole quote is a blurb for this book 😆 1y
Simona I‘m not familiar with his works (🤷‍♀️), but I believe you 💯 😘 1y
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Cathythoughts
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I couldn‘t stop reading this book once I started.... I‘m not even sure why. The honesty of how anyone can become homeless... it‘s not just for “certain people” to become homeless- life is more complicated than that , I love the truth of this , The reality of her writing..... ❤️ looking forward to Bye Bye Blondie.

TrishB Sounds 💔 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s just on a different level.... very real & shocking , not “nice” (edited) 2y
batsy "Very real and shocking, not nice" is the best description of her books. Bye Bye Blondie is the same way and her nonfiction feminist polemic is really a marmite book that I loved 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks @batsy looking forward to reading more of this writer.... 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Vernon Subutex , V Despentes.
This is a good one
-first book to transfer & read ( @batsy 🙏🏻) on my brand new Kindle Oasis- wooooohoooo 🎉early birthday present..... never had a fancy kindle before .... will take some time to get to know it.
Kindle Oasis arrived today. It‘s lovely 😊 very excited 🎉

EvieBee Yay!! Isn‘t it lovely?! 2y
Cathythoughts @EvieBee very sleek , ( I don‘t drive ) but I imagine it‘s what it‘s like to get a fab new car - gorg 💕 2y
EvieBee @Cathythoughts I still haven‘t taken it into the bath. I‘m scared. But hopefully I‘ll break it in soon. 😁 2y
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Cathythoughts @EvieBee oh stop ! 😂. I‘m no where near water yet .... too precious 2y
batsy Awesome! Very exciting; enjoy your new toy 😉💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm How exciting! 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm thanks 👍🏻❤️❤️it‘s exciting alright 🎉 2y
TrishB I need a new kindle so will have a look at this one 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m only 24 hours in , But I love it 😍 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Next up for me ! I started it last night. A recommendation from @batsy ..... I can‘t put it down, the writing is that engaging 👍🏻thankyou my literary friend ❤️
#blameitonlitsy

batsy My pleasure! 😘 I'm glad you're enjoying it, it makes me excited to read it! The novel I've read and enjoyed by her is this one 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks @batsy I‘m stacking that one too 💕 2y
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batsy
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Had to be prudent 💸 These are the books that came home with me. Virginie Despentes has become an auto-buy for me and she's on the #MBI2018 longlist. I was also waiting for an affordable paperback of the Zinzi Clemmons and was very pleased to see this 😍

Cathythoughts I‘ve never ever heard of Virginie Despentes. But if she is an auto buy for you @batsy Well , enough said, stacking , with intention to buy very soon .... 2y
Kalalalatja Love those covers! 2y
Billypar @Cathythoughts Sound logic! 2y
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Cathythoughts @Billypar 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻it‘s a no brainer 📖🤷‍♀️ 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts @Billypar 😁❤️ Would love to know what you delightful people think of her work if you give it a try! 2y
Cathythoughts @billypar curiosity got the better of me & I got Vernon Subutex on my kindle. The writing is compelling & I don‘t even know why , only that I want to keep on reading .... @batsy 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts I'm glad to hear that! I haven't started yet 😆 I love how when a book interests you, you just start reading it. I should learn to do that. That will solve my TBR problem a fraction... 2y
sisilia Stacked! @batsy My TBR is just getting longerrrrrrr 2y
batsy @sisilia Glad to be of help? 😆😘 2y
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Simona
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Story is a densely net, built on characters, each with their own lives and status but with junction in Vernon, who becomes homeless. The story expose many topics, without moralizing, just as mere facts, which are a reflection of the present time. The structure of the narrative is simple and complex, and the story itself is pledged very ambitious, but the author managed to keep all the threads in the hands (at least in this 1st part of the trilogy)

batsy You're making good progress 👏🏽 2y
Simona @batsy Thanks! It‘s a very interesting list. 2y
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chapter_fifty2017 I have just started this one and finding it quite a page turner and wondered if it could be sustained but based on your brilliant review i won't be disappointed . 😁 2y
Simona @chapter_fifty2017 Is a dense story (on all levels), and I‘m really curious if the author managed to keep this pace in the next two books. 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Based on what i have read so far , i do want to read on 😍👍 1y
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Simona
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From my current read - thought about battlefield on internet ...

#war #readingresolutions

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Simona
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After work - chill out time with the new book, #pears and creamy peanut butter ... I share with Vernon the same morning cravings 🙄

#marchMunchies

Suet624 Yummmm 2y
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tricours
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I've been disappointed by some of the Despentes book I've read after Bye Bye Blondie, but this one does NOT disappoint. Despentes is an absolute genius when it comes to characters and representing different points of vue. This book features enough characters to merit an index, yet they are all distinct and get their own voice. Never mind the plot, this is all about perception, inner monologues/rants and an incredible amount of brilliant passages.

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tricours
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I love my new magnetic bookmark! It's from a painting by Charlotte Brontë ❤️ #secretsummersanta #summersolsticebookexchange

CouronneDhiver Pretty! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍 2y
Moray_Reads And comes to you directly from the Parsonage Museum. My mum couldn't understand why I needed so many bookmarks. For me and for friends, obviously! 2y
tricours @Moray_Reads if I'm not mistaken that's where my ex bought me a Brontë poetry book! (After we had broken up, while he was studying to be an English teacher) 2y
Sydsavvy That's beautiful! I love magnetic book marks! 2y
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tricours
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This feels like reading Bye Bye Blondie (also by Despentes) again, one of my absolute favorites. She's just so brilliant.

batsy Love her! Can't wait till the English translation is out. 2y
tricours @batsy which ones have you read? 2y
batsy @tricours Loved Bye Bye Blondie and King Kong Theory. I have Apocalypse Baby but haven't gotten around to it yet. 2y
tricours @batsy I haven't read King Kong yet, but now I will have to! Her other books that I've read haven't been as good as Bye Bye Blondie (Apocalypse, Baise-moi, Mordre au travers, Les chiennes savantes) but this one may be. 2y
batsy @tricours King Kong was my introduction to her. It's a fierce, angry polemic that people seem to either love or hate. 2y
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tricours
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You know when you've read a couple of mediocre books lately and fall back upon a well-loved genius? I just hope this one doesn't disappoint.

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tricours
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June TBR! (Can't post my huge book order yet since the second half got delayed 😤)

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JulietteGF
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On my #tbr, I just love this cover!!! So pretty 😍😍😍
#readjanuary #bookface @RealLifeReading