Setting Archive : France

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Before Ernest Hemmingway was the famous author of hie time he was a struggling writer, trying to figure out how […]

The Fox and the child
The fox and the child dir. Luc Jacquet

There isn’t really all that much plot to this film. A ten year old girl on her way to school […]

An uncertain place
An Uncertain Place - Fred Vargas

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration […]

The son
The Son by Michel Rostain

translated from French by Adriana Hunter It is eleven days since our first person narrator has died. He was just […]

Manon Lescaut
manon lescaut

Read online – Gutenberg This is a book I would never have picked up if not for the fact that […]

After tomorrow
After tomorrow

In the near future the economy has collapsed. Money is pretty much useless. Matt and his family have been lucky, […]

Code name Verity
Code name Cerity - Elizabeth Wein

Received free from NetGalley “Verity” has been captured by the Germans. Held in a converted hotel in France she is […]

The Lantern (group read, week 3)

This is the final week of our group read of The Lantern, and it was a really good experience. First […]

The Lantern (group read, week 2)

For week 2 we read parts 3 & 4. If you haven’t read these bits of the book then there […]

The Lantern (group read, week 1)

When Carl first mentioned this group read I said I wouldn’t join in. I’m still on a no buying books […]

How many miles to Babylon?

ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink […]

The devil in the flesh

by Raymond Radiguet translated by Christopher Moncrieff

Although the 1930′s mini challenge has come to an end, when I spotted this book at work I thought it might fit, and wanted to read more books of that time. Of course then I read the details and discovered that it was actually written earlier than that… Oh well :)

The devil in the flesh created quite a bit of a scandal when it was published, semi-autobiographical, the author wrote it from the age of sixteen to eighteen, after his own affair with a married woman. And that, my dears, is the central theme to this book. In fact, it is the end all and the be all of everything in this book. Our 15/16 year old narrator’s affair with a married woman. And I found that incredibly off-putting.