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Mood Indigo: A Novel | Boris Vian
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The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond Queneau The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive. First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prs. Recently voted number ten on Le Monde's list of the 100 Books of the Century (the top ten also included works by Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian's novel has been an icon of French literature for fifty yearsthe avant-garde, populist masterpiece by one of twentieth-century Paris's most intriguing cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of revolutionary young people, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, sexy, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. With the help of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it is set to seduce many, many more.
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My latest #bookhaul was complete with a last minute trip to the Dollar Tree for index cards and walked out with two Curtis Sittenfeld novels I've been wanting to buy for awhile at $1 a piece! Thank you @vivastory for recommending Mood Indigo! Told you I would buy it! 😄🤓#TBR

vivastory Nice! Hope you enjoy it. It's pretty unusual. 3y
Reviewsbylola Prep is great!! 3y
readinginthedark I didn't care for Eligible. Are Sittenfeld's other books similar? 3y
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LeahBergen I loved Prep (and I have Daughters of the Samurai on my shelf). 3y
EvieBee @vivastory Yes! The synopsis hooked me right away. 3y
EvieBee @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen I've heard wonderful things about! Can't wait to read it. 3y
EvieBee @readinginthedark I haven't read any of her books, but everyone is always raving about Prep. 3y
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Bienvenue sur Night Vale. Boris Vian's novel tells a traditional love story, despite the oddities & strangeness of its setting. Neologisms is only one of the linguistic experimentation strategies employed. Also noteworthy is the side story of Chick's increasing bibliomania (focusing on existentialist Jean Pulse Heartre, obvious wordplay). For fans of European absurdity (Ionesco & Beckett) & mid 20th Century strangeness
#litsyAtoZ Letter V

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I WILL incorporate this exclamation into a conversation by Sunday.

BookishMarginalia Please do! 3y
britt_brooke 😂 3y
Leniverse Alliteration and polytheism! I like it! Making mental note. 3y
vivastory @Leniverse Double win! 3y
Leniverse Exactly! 😄 3y
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"Not with a binding like that!"

Leniverse Did you just meet yourself in a book? 😂 3y
vivastory @Leniverse I did! 😀 3y
LeahBergen This is total "book erotica". 3y
vivastory @LeahBergen 😂 right?! 3y
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This book is bonkers
🍴 🐔 💃

LeahBergen 😳 3y
RachelO Sold. 3y
Bklover Embryonic chickens?!?! 🐔 3y
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