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1 star is still too many stars.
on 25 October 2000
This book is dire. How anybody could describe it as a classic is beyond me.
Many words are incorrectly spelt throughout the book (albeit deliberately). Whilst this may be used within quotes to indicate accents, dialect and pronounciation it should not be used in the narrative.
By the end I realised that there is no point to the story. It is possible that the original in French is using a clever play on words that just doesn't translate into English...
It would be interesting to hear from somebody who has read the French (original) version.