I just bought this book by chance, hoping to get some practice reading in french... and what a pleasant surprise it was!
The short stories interwine with one's thoughts and with one another, making one go through the different feelings of nostalgia, melancholy, shock, pain, introspective negativity: they sometimes come so close its almost tactile... and sometimes even intrusively so.
Yet this intrusion is not really bothersome, it merely elevated me to the level of really touching, feeling, smelling the atmosphere of the stories.
I've fallen in love with Kristof's writing style, so simple, yet so powerfully emotive! I've already started with 'Hier' another of her novels, and am trying to get the rest of her work.
This book is definitely worth the try, and I assure you it wouldn't be trying!
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Agota Kristof: C'est egal20 Jun 2005
David Drori Dr
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Vingt cinq nouvelles simples et imaginatives en 106 pages! Pardonnez mon francais... il est rouille (c'est "rusty" en anglais). J'ai achete ce livre pour ma soeur, mais je commencais le lire et je ne pouvais pas arreter! Vingt-cinque breves nouvelles (en cent-six pages) incroyablement simples et en meme temps divertissantes et imaginatives. Un veritable tresor... Pour tout le monde!