Now, this is hard…..
This book gave me goose bumps and also made me happy and worm.
On one hand you have to disapprove the sick “realationship”, but on the other….it is tale of obsessive Love. Love so strong, that it made man go mad. YES it really is beautiful even though it shouldn´t.
Congrats Mr. Nabokov!! You wrote such a wonderfully beautiful masterpiece that no one cares about the weird-little girl molesting part!
PS: And of course, WHAT AN OPENING LINE/PARAGRAPH!!
I don’t know what to say. Well it’s awesome to learn stuff about someone’s life and stuff they adore. PLUS when this person is Alexa Chung it is supposed to be triple awesome BUT, I have to say, I expected more… much more.
Sorry Alexa but, I could write book like this in a week…………..ofcourse if I got chance to do so.
Many people think this is easy reading, that 17 years old girl can’t write something proper. Well this book may seem a little dull but as soon as you start reading between the lines, you get invitation to teenaged-girls mind, who is scared of the same thing every other girl/boy is at that age. This was my first book from Francoise Sagan, and for sure not last. I have to say CONGRATULATIONS!
Only French person could write book like this. I can’t imagine someone from Italy writing this kind of plot, or from Denmark… Jesus. No one in this world is more jealous than a Frenchman/woman. And this book is build on jealousy.
Young girl who can’t let her “papa” love another woman. Especially woman who is, in Cecilia’s opinion, so much better, beutiful, intelligent and so on so on. Throughout the time Cecile realises, that Anne reminds her of her duty to grow up. That is the her main problem, that she came to everyday contact whit someone who instantly reminds her of growing up of being mature, of her biggest fear. So she picks the most childish way (to remind herself that she doesn’t need to grow up) to remove Anne from her and her father’s life. Who also whit arrival of Anne started to act little more mature, which made Cecile think she lost her best friend.
PEOPLE STOP READING PERFUNCTORILY.
This book well, is fifth story in raw mapping Paul West’s life full of struggles in Paris. For person who read all five books, this one is just another story. As Clarkes huge fan I cant imagine not buying and reading this book, it would be like treason. Tho I have to admit that this book is not as perfect as the first one. It’s easy reading full of funny moments, great stuff for the sunbathing, not a bestseller tho. My advice to you guys is: never read this book before you read the first one…. that will just turn you down …
3.5 \ 5
This is the most believable and honest story about life of a young intellectual I have ever read. J. Fante is describing his own life spent in LA as well as Jack Kerouac in his book, but Fante never made me doubt whether it is true what he wrote. This book doesn’t act, Fante doesn’t pretend to be crazy and wild in impossible ways.
Honesty, that is what this book feels like.