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Broken Glass by [Mabanckou, Alain]
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Broken Glass Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Length: 180 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A dizzying combination of erudition, bawdy humour and linguistic effervescence (Melissa McClements Financial Times 2009-04-25)

Broken Glass is a comic romp that releases Mabanckou's sense of humour... Although its cultural and intertextual musings could fuel innumerable doctorates, the real meat of Broken Glass is its comic brio, and Mabanckou's jokes work the whole spectrum of humour (Tibor Fischer Guardian)

Deserves the acclaim heaped upon it... self-mocking and ironic, a thought-provoking glimpse into a stricken country (Waterstone's Books Quarterly 2009-03-02)

Broken Glass proves to be an obsessive, slyly playful raconteur... the prose runs wild to weave endless sentences, their rhythm and pace attuned to the narrator's rhetorical extravagances... With his sourly comic recollections, Broken Glass makes a fine companion (Peter Carty Independent)

This bar-room yarn-spinner tells his fellow tipplers' tales in a voice that swings between broad farce and aching tragedy. His farewell performance from a perch in "Credit Gone West" abounds in scorching wit and flights of eloquence... vitriolic comedy and pugnacious irreverence. (Boyd Tonkin Independent 2010-04-16)

A book of grubby erudition... full of tall tales that can entertain readers from Brazzaville to Bognor. (James Smart Guardian 2011-05-21)

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From the winner of the Grand Prix de la Littérature 2012

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 807 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (9 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DL0OC6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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