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Dans le jardin de l'ogre
Dans le jardin de l'ogre | Lela Slimani
Une semaine qu'elle tient. Une semaine qu'elle n'a pas cd. Adle a t sage. En quatre jours, elle a couru trente-deux kilomtres. Elle est alle de Pigalle aux Champs-lyses, du muse d'Orsay Bercy. Elle a couru le matin sur les quais dserts. La nuit, sur le boulevard Rochechouart et la place de Clichy. Elle n'a pas bu d'alcool et elle s'est couche tt. Mais cette nuit, elle en a rv et n'a pas pu se rendormir. Un rve moite, interminable, qui s'est introduit en elle comme un souffle d'air chaud. Adle ne peut plus penser qu' a. Elle se lve, boit un caf trs fort dans la maison endormie. Debout dans la cuisine, elle se balance d'un pied sur l'autre. Elle fume une cigarette. Sous la douche, elle a envie de se griffer, de se dchirer le corps en deux. Elle cogne son front contre le mur. Elle veut qu'on la saisisse, qu'on lui brise le crne contre la vitre. Ds qu'elle ferme les yeux, elle entend les bruits, les soupirs, les hurlements, les coups. Un homme nu qui halte, une femme qui jouit. Elle voudrait n'tre qu'un objet au milieu d'une horde, tre dvore, suce, avale tout entire. Qu'on lui pince les seins, qu'on lui morde le ventre. Elle veut tre une poupe dans le jardin de l'ogre. Prix littraire de la Mamounia 2015
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amyf0x
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Mehso-so

Adèle seems to have the perfect husband and son and life in Paris, but her secret addiction to sex with strangers that threatens to destroy it all.

Read October 4-9
Book 53/55

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tricours
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Seriously loving this.

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Paus0312
Adele | Lela Slimani
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I was expecting more from it, but interesting the way she describes the way the main character feels.
Good reflection about motherhood as well, and society expectations even that is not the main story.

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razmanda
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Fascinating, challenging read about the tension between a woman‘s desires and her societal role as a wife and mother. It reminded me q lot of Kate Chopin‘s The Awakening, and in the author‘s notes, she mentions being inspired by Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina. It‘s also very, very French.

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RowReads1
Adele | Lela Slimani
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See what I checked out at the library 😝.

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scowler1
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Got back from the library and finished this without putting it down. It's so good. A lot of sex, not gratuitous though. Short review sorry, need bathroom and lunch!

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Clare_Riley
Adele | Lela Slimani
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I‘ve read some really well translated books recently - and this is another of them. Adele appears to have a wonderful life: good job, surgeon husband and a beautiful son. Except she‘s not happy, and seems to have a sex addiction - and uses it to punish herself, I thought. A really desolate book, not one to read if you‘re feeling low - this will do you no favours. But I loved it! And another unresolved ending that I seem to love 🤷🏼‍♀️

Severnmeadows Good review! 7mo
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Curvybookgirl
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Mehso-so

This one was mixed for me. I did enjoy the book but I wasn‘t a fan of the ending.

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TrishB
Adele | Lela Slimani
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#rumourhasit #anglophileapril
I‘m going with the singer 😁 the book doesn‘t get very good reviews!

Reviewsbylola This sounds like quite the book! Adele‘s sex compulsion reminds me a bit of the narrator in Tampa. Hopefully Adele‘s conquests are all of legal age. 😆 7mo
Mdargusch Hmmm. I‘m going with the singer too. This book would not be my cup of tea. ☕️ 7mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I heard it‘s a bit ‘odd‘ and more than a bit naughty! 😳 7mo
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Cinfhen Clever!! I read this book as an ARC a few months ago...I don‘t remember much about it but I think I only gave it a so-so 7mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes there are lots of comments about it being ‘racy‘ on Amazon! 7mo
gradcat I sure do like the author, though...too bad this one didn‘t work for you guys. I rather liked 7mo
emilyhaldi Love the cover though ❣️ 7mo
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Clare_Riley
Adele | Lela Slimani
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A good start to my Spring holidays: I finished my library‘s reading challenge (only 6 books, but I keep requesting NetGalley books, and that list has gone into double figures now 😂), and these holds all came in at once!
I‘m on a mission to think of something positive every day after I lost a friend to suicide last week, and I think she‘d like today (she was a librarian at my library). She always borrowed the books I liked after I‘d finished ❤️.

batsy I'm sorry to hear that 😔 7mo
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LittleRedReadingHood
Adele | Lela Slimani
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

RadicalReader Love when you can happily binge read books by your favorite author 7mo
LittleRedReadingHood @RadicalReader It is literally the greatest thing. This was a very good book but I definitely preferred Lullaby by the same author more 7mo
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akfreeborn
Adele | Lela Slimani
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My second book by Slimani whose Adele reminds me of a modern Madame Bovary. Perhaps a secure married life and motherhood I s not for everyone. I thought the characters were well developed even if not likable. Recommended.

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Stefaniemm
Adele | Lela Slimani
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“People who are never satisfied destroy everything around them.”

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GerardtheBookworm
Adele | Lela Slimani
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A psychological study of a flawed character. From outward appearances, Adele has a flourishing career as a journalist, a successful marriage, and a happy son. However she feels empty inside and fills that void with extramarital affairs. An interesting look into sexual addiction and a damaged person's psyche.

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akfreeborn
Adele | Lela Slimani
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My tbr pile for February. Short month so likely too ambitious!

charl08 Good luck! I loved Washington Black: looking forward to her next one. 9mo
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SassyPants617
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Another gem I picked up from my library. 🤓

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guinsgirlreads
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Starting this one before bed.

SassyPants617 I loved it. Just wondering how you felt about to. 🤓 9mo
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Mafiacisco
Adele | Lela Slimani
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I think I need to go back and reread the Unbearable Lightness of Being after reading this book.

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Cinfhen
Adele | Lela Slimani
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Mehso-so

#ARC #NetGalley #KeepingItReal #MoreMehThanYeah #BorrowNotBuy
I‘m not sure this book will resonate well with most readers. Aside from the MC being really unlikeable, there isn‘t much of a story here. I think Lullaby/ The Perfect Nanny was a much more compelling story. I do like the edginess and rawness of Slimani‘s writing and I‘ll definitely continue to read more from her, but this book was just ok.

TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 not one to add to lists currently. 11mo
Cinfhen You can definitely wait for a #KindleDeal @TrishB 11mo
RadicalReader @Cinfhen I truly loved The Perfect Nanny kept me glued and flew from chapter to chapter as if by catapult 11mo
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Cinfhen That‘s why I think this one was a bit disappointing @RadicalReader 😔the pages did fly by but the story wasn‘t as compelling 11mo
RadicalReader @Cinfhen felt the same about Josh Malermans second novel when Bird Box was original and gripping and terrifying how his second was flat Boring and listless 11mo
Cinfhen Ugh!! Disappointing when you have high expectations @RadicalReader 11mo
Cinfhen Here׳s my review @TrishB I was kind of vague so I still don‘t remember much about this book🤷‍♀️ 7mo
TrishB 👍🏻 even more negative on Amazon! 7mo
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