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Signatura 400 (2010)

by Sophie Divry(Favorite Author)
3.25 of 5 Votes: 4
849387454X (ISBN13: 9788493874544)
Blackie Books
review 1: A single, lonely bookish woman working in a library finds a man who was locked in the basement overnight. This novella is her conversation - and only her side of it - with the man, a soliloquy as she passionately discusses history, literature, the Dewey Decimal System, and her unrequited love for a quiet patron named Martin. It's a short, sweet book, a love letter to the written word and the power of libraries, given voice by a character who is well-read but socially awkward. [I received an advance reader copy of this book through Edelweiss. The book is due to be published by MacLehose Press on April 7, 2015.]
review 2: THIS. "The books that get published these days, well there's a bit of everything, but generally they're not worth reading. And if you spend yo
... moreur time with bad books, it doesn't improve your intelligence. So no surprises there. Have you never thought about it? What kind of literature is going to be produced in a society where there are no wars or epidemics or revolutions? I'll tell you what: badly written novels about nice girls and boys falling in love, who make each other suffer without meaning to, and spend all their time crying and saying they're sorry. Ridiculous. You should never say you're sorry... People apologize too much, everyone's afraid of giving offense and it leads to literature being written for babies. Low-brow rubbish. That's not the way to become an adult." less
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I didn't love it, I didn't dislike it - but I would be quite interested to read it again in French.
I could not relate to this book and found it extremely boring.Maybe it just wasn't for me.
A humorous rant on reading and libraries.
Really enjoyed it.
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