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5.0 out of 5 stars Histoire d'amour et surtout d'amitié, 20 Oct 2005
L'histoire est émouvante et belle.
Il s'agit de l'amitié profonde entre un vieillard réfugié d'un pays en guerre qui a tout perdu, et un homme rencontré par hasard dans le pays d'accueil.
Cette amitié n'a pas besoin de mot. Les odeurs et les sentiments sont perceptibles dans les descriptions.
Et surtout, la folie est entrevue dans cette fin qui nous prend complètement à contre pied.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning French, 8 Nov 2010
This review is from: La Petite Fille De Monsieur Linh (Le Livre de Poche) (Mass Market Paperback)
I bought this book as I am doing a French conversation class and it was one the teacher asked us to get so we can read it. It is really excellent as the story is good and although some of the French construction is difficult it is a really good way to learn what could be tedious French grammar. It is written by the same person who wrote the story on which the French film "I've loved you so Long" is based. I am really enjoying it although it is handy to have a French dictionary handy for those really obscure words like buffalo and rice field which do not easily spring to mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreakingly beautiful, 16 Dec 2014
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A beautiful, distressing book that captivated me from start to finish. I am studying French at Undergraduate level and found the French simple and easy to understand, but at the time very poetic. The trauma of war is barely described but subtly permeates the entire story. The friendship between the two lonely, old men is touching, and the rare perspective of a refugee uprooted from the home he has known all his life is really insightful. I enjoyed the ambiguity of places and names, because it makes the novella seem like a fable on the effects of war on civilians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming story, 5 Nov 2012
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The story of a grandfather who does the best he can for his tiny granddaughter, by taking her to another country. The countries concerned are never named but it becomes more obvious as you read. It also tells of a remarkable friendship between two elderly men, who come to have a wonderful understanding of each other despite not knowing a word of each other's language. Rather a sad story but full of warmth.
I read this in French and found the wording simple enough for me to be able to translate without too much difficulty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 31 Mar 2012
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A poignant tale. Monsieur Linh arriving by boat with what remains of his family and a suitcase i.e. all his possessions as a refugee in a strange country and a language he cannot understand. Somehow there is hope when he befriends a man of similar age who too is recently bereaved. They strike up a relationship and somehow communicate. However as a refugee Mr Lihn is about to be rehoused from the area he has now come to know i.e. from where he lives to where he meets his friend. What happens next ...................is intriguing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good price too, 24 Dec 2014
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product as described - was well packed and arrived on time. Good price too. Great book!
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La Petite Fille De Monsieur Linh (Le Livre de Poche) by Philippe Claudel (Mass Market Paperback - 29 Aug 2007)
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