- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1058 KB
- Print Length: 380 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Éditions Le Gaulois nomade; 1ere edition (15 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: French
- ASIN: B0081UEYE4
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sept mètres de soie (French Edition) Kindle Edition
|Length: 380 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||Page Flip: Enabled|
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of information. Whilst we are wondering what happened to his love, his 'adventures' have us spell bound. Realism with passion. A beautiful, well written book. I assume Fredericke, the author, is a woman which really surprised me as her male character feels so right.
Briefly the story is that the writer is called Francois-Joseph which apparently is a risibly clunky name if you're French. He has a long affair with the fiancée of his best friend. She is then killed in a car accident (although that is never really spelled out). There is then a long digression about the narrator's childhood and school days and his first girlfriend. We then return to the present and the writer sets out on a long meandering pilgrimage across the middle east and Asia with the aim of finding/having made a Chinese wedding robe (which his girlfriend had longed for). We then follow him on this mission across all kinds of obscure central Asian countries as he obtains the silk, has it woven and made into the gown until he finally reaches China.
I found the ending an anti-climax (to say the least). Also we were rather pointlessly kept waiting until very near the end of the book to find out that his best friend's fiancée was also the girl who had been his first girlfriend in his schooldays.
I did find that all the countries he crossed melded into one and although it should have been a fairly dramatic story, somehow it wasn't.
It is quite readable and well written but I thought the story was a bit weak in the end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I ordered and paid for this I have not yet reeceived it on my Kindle and I can't find a way to find out why.Published on 23 Dec. 2013 by Judith Smith
Excellent for vocabulary (if your French isn't very fluent, you'll need a good dictionary) and certainly unusual but ultimately does not grip the reader; the underlying storyline... Read morePublished on 1 Sept. 2013 by C Betts
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