I honestly really loved this book, story and character-wise, but I had some problems with it as well. However, I can‘t say what without totally spoiling it. čśé So if you‘ve read and want to discuss let me know!
5 čîč I loved this book! To echo @TrishB whoever decided Valerie Perrin‘s books should be translated into English gets all the stars. Part coming of age, part found family, a little mystery and a whole lot of life. Just lovely.
Oh I just loved this. Friendships, failures, fall outs, everything in here. It‘s a feel good, but melancholic read. You do want to bang heads together occasionally, but the story gets told and yeah, I just loved it.
Whoever decided to translate this author into English, thank you very much!
My goals for June are:
Read my Bookspin and Author-a-Month books.
Read my Sunday Buddy Read book.
And read the tagged book-the book I want to read the most.
If I read anything elseÔÇŽ.awesome.
We threeÔÇŁ - Adrien, Etienne and Nina; childhood friends, inseparable. Until a betrayal to great to ignore shatters their friendship, scattering the three. Told in flashbacks, an observer shares the details of events that brought the three together, tore them apart and hopefully reunite them.
A slow burn, richly crafted, interwoven story which requires time and patience but delivers a deeply compelling, rewarding reading experience.
Oh WOW!! At 72% I‘m starting to FINALLY put all the pieces together- SO GOOD!!!
Went to get a gift and look what I found! I am so excited to read this. čÖîčĆ╗ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ
I‘m 10 hours into the audiobook and only at 38.8% completed. It‘s definitely a slow burn literary novel. Told from the perspective of an ÔÇťoutsiderÔÇŁ looking back at her childhood & college days, remembering a trio of friends who were inseparable. There‘s an unsettling tone, more than just isolation or loneliness. It‘s gripping but requires time and attention. I find I can‘t do other chores while listening. #ARC #NetGalley
SoÔÇŽ.it took me awhile to get used to the narration and figure out who‘s who within the storyÔÇŽ.but now im hooked!! And Thank God, since there is still 19 hours and 45 minutes left!! I do think this one might be better in print @Centique @Suet624 @TrishB @BarbaraBB @Kdgordon88 I‘ll keep you posted but definitely getting Fresh Water for Flowers vibes. #NetGalley #DreamscapeAudio
As the sun goes down, I‘m starting this one.
Woohoo čÄëčÖîčĆ╗čą│Just got approved to listen to the audio ARC of Three / the newest novel from Valerie Perrin ( the fabulous French author who wrote Fresh Water For Flowers) I‘m beyond excited!!!! Thank you #NetGalley and #DreamscapeAudio
Loved this - a real involved drama, with great characters. It reminded me of A Little Life - without the deep trauma! That's not to say the emotions aren't here - just a little more subdued. Perrin is a great story teller and has an eye for capturing small moments. This really satisfied my craving for all things French - having just finished season 4 of Call My Agent! A smart summer read.
I‘m so happy to be the first to post about Perrin‘s second novel to be translated. I just received my copy in the mail. Her debut novel, Fresh Water for Flowers, continues to hold a top spot in my list of much-loved books.