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Lea Paperback – 3 Aug 2017
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A perfect novel that you'll devour in a single night * Brigitte * Lea has it all... Sanity and madness, love and betrayal, self-preservation and self-destruction * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung * Pascal Mercier now takes his rightful place among our finest European novelists * Daniel Johnson, Sunday Telegraph * Perfectly constructed, exciting, entertaining, enigmatic, memorable. * Buchkultur *
'among our finest European novelists.' (The Telegraph) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
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28 December 2009
I was thrilled by receiving Lea. Until I came to the first page. The language was German and not English. The mistake seems likely to occur when a title is independent of the language. Last year I received a travel guide to Viet Nam in Spanish. As I have now bought LEA in Danish at the local bookshop all will be well again! Until a new mistake takes place.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Poetic and philosophical, but just too slow.
30 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
I bought this book, because I started reading it in a bookshop and thought the writing was beautiful, almost poetic and the message seemed quite deep, profound and philosophical - definitely something different, that appeared to be thought provoking. The pace of the book was very slow and is essentially a novel about a young girl who becomes “closed off” after the passing of her mother. She then has a re-awakening of sorts when she becomes passionately interested in learning to play the violin. This soon turns into an unhealthy obsession for fame and adoration, no matter the cost and we gradually see Leah’s disturbing unravelling. The story unfolds, as we get glimpses of Leah’s life, as told to a stranger by her father. The novel has been translated from German but I found it frustrating that it was peppered with some French phrases that were not translated or explained in English. Although I don’t think this affected the understanding of the novel, it would have still been nice to know what was being said. I really wanted to give this novel a higher star rating because of the philosophical almost poetic way in which it was written and it was a thought provoking book, but the pace was just too slow.
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11 November 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
8 people found this helpful.
I can't wait until this book and all his writing is translated into English. If I had each day to sit with a dictionary and translate with the help of my rudimentary German, I would!