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The Story of Susanna oGnorancef the difference between sun and no rise Michel Gondry made a film version Mood Indigo I switched Four Degrees of Heat off in the directionf the cloud mobile lover s trip Do you ever feel like things are real when you can drag them ff to drown em see which fishies make it to the next world Sometimes it feels like the things I don t want to do that with are the blurred days holding me back It felt like I was doing this rescuing translation in my mental visual Vian s prose is fantastic for this Suggestions in literal like an exaggerated serious expression n an innocent face Nick s taken for granted does a leap frog Suishy toes my some are unluckier than Rancher's Creed (Ciaran O'Connor Book 2) others wading A smile is losing it s colder like you saw a picturef the cold In the film I was livid when Colin must go to the party so his buddy Chick will not get the girlfriend first Some friend he is Film is watching someone being waited This Wicked Rush on feet and hands kissed like asses When did Colin become their leader Is it the blonde hair the money It must be the money he was first When Colin gets in love when Chloe s his wife Burning happiness in bed like a fed cat Chick and Alise aren t the Someone is telling you about that wonderful dream they had but they are asleep They start falling before Colin does but maybe they are not necessary for him after all Nick falls down with him too he s catching up with the aged His niece follows her lover Chick down the hungry pocketsf philosopher Partre Let me reach for my belief in my coat They ll be there for the doomsday doublets for today Colin is losing his money behind Chick A flower in Chloe s lung conuers her life Maybe it was retribution for every bloom that lost its life so a lover could believe in theirs She goes and Colin goes with her I knew that you couldn t be a kid again Wow this book destroyed me Beautiful neiric sexy deadpan linguistically inventive and then in the end remorselessly tragicYou know what reading this book is like It s like you re sitting there having fun the sun s shining and who do you see bouncing towards you but the most adorable cute little character you can imagine The Andrex puppy say Aw look It s the Andrex puppy C mere little fella And he bounds ver to you his little tail wagging away birds tweeting in the background ah the warm sun n your faceAnd then just as you pen your arms to give him a big hug suddenly you realise that there s a slightly rabid look in his eye And just as you start to press his cuddly little body into yours OH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK his sharp little teeth are ripping into the soft flesh f your throat WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANDREX PUPPY and he s growling away claws slashing AAAUGH arterial blood is spurting all ver the grass and the daisies and OH MY GOD YOU RE DEADYOU WERE KILLED BY THE ANDREX PUPPY THE CUTEST CREATURE ALIVEI am a Photoshop masterWell fuck you Boris Vian And fuck everyone else that wrote reviews making this sound like a cuddly love fest Did you all stop reading after 150 pages Sticky Stanley or whatWhat makes this book so deeply affecting is that the world itffers you is the most charming and wonderful fictional environment I ve encountered for years After fifty pages I wanted to curl up and live in it The laws f physics are different here everything is soft and yielding and in tune with your moods It is like a sort f magic realism avant la lettre The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution only less irritating and laboured what it really reminds mef most f all is the fluid anything can happen creativity f Through the Looking Glass This is a world where you go n a date and things like this happenThey walked following the first pavement they came to A little pink cloud came down from the sky and approached them May I it suggested Go ahead said Colin and the cloud surrounded themInside it was warm and it smelled f cinnamon sugar No Yes, You Can!: 1,200 Inspiring Ideas for Work, Home, and Happiness one can see us any said Colin But we can see them Be careful said Chlo it s a little transparent Ils marchaient suivant le premier trottoir venu Un petit nuage rose descendait de l air et s approcha d eux J y vais proposa t il Vas y dit Colin et le nuage les enveloppa l int rieur il faisait chaud at s sentait le sucre cannelle On ne nous voit plus dit Colin Mais nousn les voit C est un peu transparent dit Chlo m fiez vous And they walk along in their wn little cloud watching the ther passers by and looking in the shop windowsOn another ccasion guests at a dinner party eat eel that was caught by the butler in his bathroom tap One f the diners later complains to Colin about how unlikely this seems I was up all night fishing in my Wolverine: The Long Night own taps to see if I could catchne too he says the next day But round Black Leopard, Red Wolf our place younly get trout In the middle Short Eyes: A Play of the table Colin has a centrepiece consistingf a jar f formaldehyde in which two chicken embryos appeared to be miming
the Spectre de la Rose in the choreography f Nijinsky It is incredibly hard to pull this sort Spectre de la Rose in the choreography The Public Hating: A Collection of Short Stories of Nijinsky It is incredibly hard to pull this sort thingff without seeming twee Soeur Angèle ou le feu sacré de la joie or annoying and Vian just doesn t seem tweer annoying I ve stared at some f these passages till I was cross eyed and I still don t understand how he manages it but it works I believe everything he saysThis is a very funny book it wes a debt to PG Wodehouse not least in the character f Nicolas the butler who in my head was played
by 90s Stephen Fry It s also sexy as hell managing to 90s Stephen It s also sexy as hell Vian managing to in that very continental tradition f respectful Dirty Dozen 2 (12 Taboo XXX Tales) objectivisation a neatxymoron to pull ff the girls are adorable and everybody at least at first seems young and beautiful and comfortably ff The latent sexiness creeps into the narrative voice in all kinds f ways at ne point a door clicks shut with the sound f a bare hand n a bare bottom avec le bruit d une main nue sur une fesse nueBut what is actually going n here Is it really just an extended adult fairy tale As the book goes n you gradually realise in my case with a terrible sense f regret that what Vian is really doing is setting up an Edenic picture f young love nly to stress the awfulness f what comes after You d better have the most acrobatic sex and the most delicious meals Greetings! of your life while you re still young this novel says because before you know it you re going to have to gout there and earn a living and then your whole life will stop being about creativity and start being about where the money is coming from It s horrible Colin says at ne point about work It reduces man to the ranks f machinery An Tribeca old man in a white shirt with bushy hair was reading a manual behind a desk Good morning sir said Colin Good morning sir said the manHis voice was cracked and thickened with age I ve come about the job said Colin Oh said the man We ve been looking for someone for a month without any luck It s uite hard work you know Yes said Colin But it s well paid Good Lord said the man it wears youut you know and it might not be worth the money but it s not for me to denigrate the administration At any rate you can see I m still alive Have you been working here long said Colin A year said the man I m 29 He ran a trembling wrinkled hand across the folds Grey's Lady of his faceIt s the novelf someone in their twenties facing the looming prospect Blue Streak of adult life In keeping with the hyperbolef the book in general respectable adulthood isn t just a chore it s the apocalypse Forget about wistful wishy washy endings in this The Asketikon of St Basil the Great one all your favourite characters end up wasting away burning to death getting shot having their hearts cutut r committing suicide Welcome to France population miserableThe violence is actually there from the very beginning in a cartoony kind f way and Vian has a very artful way f allowing you to realise that those cartoon injuries are in fact bleeding real blood I d be lying if I said part f me wasn t hoping for a life affirming ending but it s hard to Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time object when you re being played so expertly This book is like nothing you ve read a blendf Wodehouse Huysmans Faulkner and Lewis Carrol all set to a pounding soundtrack Thoroughly Disarmed of Vian s beloved boogie woogie and blues music It is the dreamf being young and the nightmare f getting ld I fell in love with it And I will never trust the Andrex puppy againAug 2013 910 Only two things really matter there s love every kind After the Ashes of love with every kindf pretty girl and there s the music The Angry Planet of Duke Ellingtonr traditional jazz Everything else can go because all the rest is ugly and the few pages which follow as an illustration Melody's Key of this draw their entire strength from the fact that the story is completely true since I made it up from beginning to end Here s the promise and the warning that Boris Vian gives us in the introduction to his 1947 novel The promisef beauty and the warning f ugliness both f them to be found within the pages A Chance Acquaintance of his modern fairytale Call it if you want an existentialist love storyr a horrible surreal comedy a continuation f the principle that started in antiuity carpe diem passed through the pen f Robert Herrick gather ye rosebuds while ye may and landed in France there to be reconciled with the negation f God the leftist sympathies and the passion for jazz among the intellectuals freuenting the cafes down Boulevard Saint Germain des PresFor me the experience f my first novel by Boris Vian is best described in terms The Wallflower's Revenge of jazz It is experimental it has a definite theme romantic love meets cruel reality and within this frame it leaves room for improvization and for instrume. Is both witty and incredibly moving It is a storyf a wealthy young man Colin and the love f his life Chloe who develops a water lily in her lung The supporting cast includes Chick an bsessive collector f noted philosopher Jean Sol Partre's books. .
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After watching the new movie last week I had to reread the book Well the text version is better but the movie is reasonably faithful to it and does sometimes manage to supply a charming r witty illustration For exampleLe pianocktail chaue note dit Colin je fais correspondre un alcool une liueur Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World ou un aromate La p dale forte correspond l uf battu et la p dale faible la glace Pour l eau de Seltz il faut un trille dans le registre aigu Les uantit s sont en raison directe de la dur e la uadruple croche u There has been three translationsf L ecme des jours Brian Harper s translation Foam f the Daze my press TamTam Books Mood Indigo American trans and this British edition translated by Stanley Chapman Froth n the Daydream Translations are a fascinating subject matter because basically it is how ne looks at a book and how they tell the tale in a lanugage that is suibtable for that book r culture Since I am the publisher I Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of course nod towards Brian s translationne because he s American who lives in Paris and has an understanding Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of Vian s world and times As well as giving the language an American tone I think Vian s work translated into English works better with an American English voice due to the naturef the work And this is not saying Vian doesn t like British literature because he does there is utright love for PG Wodehouse in this particular novel but verall the love Blue Blood of Jazz is extremely important in Vian s work and American English to my ears fit the material Also Brian is a superb writer But Chapman s translation is very interesting for instance he drops reference to Jean Luc Godard in the first few pages which is not in theriginal by any means since the book was written in 1946 but the playful f the images and names is ne Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of the charmsf this novel and for sure it is probably a monster It's Like This of a book to translate in any language than French Oh well some random thoughts L cume Des Jours Foamf the Daze Mood Indigo If what I like to call the romantic side The Mirage of me was to write a book it wouldn t be that exactly but something very close to it Boris Vian builds an enchanting worldf pink clouds and cotton candy made f rays f sunshine just to tear it apart with a dashing blow He plants little blue flowers in your mind just to unleash a herd Rituels secrets des Templiers ofmnivorous sheep that will voraciously feed n them along with all that s beautiful and sweet He knew that the prettier the atmosphere the devastating the destruction would be It s like painting the most beautiful picture using the brightest colors just to set it n fire before you can even admire it Apart from all that this is a novel that s full A Mild Suicide of witty allegories about pretty much everything and which I m sure that I didn t uite get even halff Not that it matters anyway You can just Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet open this book and let it guide you through a worldf fluffy surrealism to the steepest downhill ever imaginable without bothering about too much Boy loves girl and girl loves boy in a world where no hell can break loose for it was never restrained in the first place On the contrary hell is present in every pink fucking cloud and every singing flower that blooms under the shards Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of sunshine which illuminate and are illuminated by the beautiful girl in love Not recommended toptimists and teddy bears I Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church only discovered this recipe a couplef years ago but it has already become ne f my favorites It s hard to believe that the different ingredients go together In fact they complement each ther perfectlyFrench manga with fatal love stories and roasted Sartre 1 medium manga2 fatal love storieswhole early Sartre including authorLewis Carroll style wordplaysome PG WodehouseridiculepanachebrioTrim the manga retaining a good part f the extreme violence sex and nudity and transpose into French novel form using the method from page 73 Add the love stories the wordplay and the Wodehouse and stir well Set aside in a warm place for an hour until it has risenMeanwhile turn the Sartre inside Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) out and tear it to pieces Make sure that both the author and La Naus e are completely covered in ridicule If you do this correctly Sartre will still be a lifelong friend but be warned that you may not get it rightn the first tryFold the Sartre carefully into the main plot then pour into a pot boiler and simmer until done Serve immediately with plenty Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of panache and brio Oh absolute Joy Oh absolute annihilating cathartic Beautyf the WordIt s the third time I surrender to its magic and yet the ineffable all pervading delight hasn t vanished so I d better write something coherent before letting the secret pleasures Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of the Stendhal syndromeverwhelm me It starts like La Boum and ends like Love StoryIt s a poem by Pr vert illustrated by Salvador Dal It s a white feather caressing your skin and leaving a bleeding sore that will never heal Only free association gives me the means to describe this amazing kaleidoscope f genres Vian s writing style is an explosion f colours sounds tactile feelings sort Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of Neo baroue literature displaying all his eclectic talent and playful genius L cume des Jours literally Foamf the Days translated as Foam f the Daze in the English edition is pure Baroue indeed a work in which the simplicity f the tale is shrouded by the extreme complexity and rnamentation like a tiny flower hidden in a Faberg egg encrusted with diamonds In a semi dystopian vaguely disuieting Paris Dal s imagery Roussel s surreal machines Huxley s social engineering a latent violence reminding f Orwell Colin Isis Chick and his girlfriend Alise spend their time listening to jazz records skating and enjoying their friendship and youth The adult world is little than a distant blur so indistinct and remote that it just disappears beyond the horizon Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of their leightheartedness Their passion for American jazz and in Chick s case the existentialist writer Jean Sol Partre a hilarious caricaturef Jean Paul Sartre is a reflection f the author s wn interests an all consuming love for Duke Ellington s music and a great knowledge f contemporary literatureOne day Colin meets Chlo a name he can t help but adore since it is also the title f his favourite Ellington tune the delicate romance soon leads to marriage and adult life can finally begin Delicate playful a charming fantasy in pink and blue thus the writer lures the reader deeper and deeper inside before springing his trap And we realise that
The Succulent Juicy Fruit Wesucculent juicy fruit we been eating so far is poisonous Death grows as a water lily in Chlo s chest possibly the most beautiful metaphor for cancer in the history f literatureHer illness affects the whole world around the young couple taking the visible shape f their shrinking decaying flat reminding Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, of the Expressionist film techniue intimate feelings are reflected by the mutabilityf the Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. outside world I m thinkingf Murnau The Reformation (World History Series) or LangAdult life takes the protagonists youth away like a deadly undertow leaving layer upon layerf disenchantment Chick s bsession for Partre another subtle metaphor Is Vian r less unconsciously describing drug addiction Colin s desperate attempt to work Vian s tragicomic vignettes are unforgettable Alise devastating sense Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of impotence Chlo s illness seem to drag everybody down with her In a few pages Vian has turned his starry eyed teenagers into tragical heroes This book s painful beauty strikes like a revelation The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinthf musical literary artistic references revolving around the simple core Date With A Dead Doctor of the tale Then tragedy starts to leak through the flowery surfacef this dreamscape and a sense Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of claustrophobia works its way throughur heart Vian was Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) only 26 when he wrote this short wonderful book and yet he already possessed the techniue and sensitivityf an Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy old Master This bouuin is the ultimate accomplishmentf the1920s literary Surrealism a bewildering preview Witchopoly of the 1960s Nouvelle Vague a perfect specimenf French Po mo not to mention Vian s incomparable writing style His language is made Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of neologisms puns anagrams semantic m langes A gun is an eualizer a lynx fur becomes a larynx fur but I could gon for hours listing the literary wonders Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of this novel Even Jacues Pr vert in my humblepinion the greatest poet f last century the Modern Poet par excellence was a devoted admirer and friend f this young talented pioneer It s poetic prose and visual literature if such a thing has ever existed It s a melancholic allegory that breaks your heart AND
"MAKES YOU SMILE A TEAR "YOU SMILE A TEAR DOWN YOU makes you smile A tear rolls down you as you close your eyes and start humming a jazz tune Duke Ellington s Chloe a va sans dire He got passed her and started crying She was at least fifty nine years ld He sat down n the curb and cried some It relieved him greatly and his tears froze with little crackling sounds and broke Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) on the smooth granite sidewalkThe gardenf children must make their eviction charges like a game Boarding House of Hunks of musical chairs Skies are clown shoes thundering the last laugh Colin reminded mef my usual answer if I like children r not Searches for an example every time Uh it depends n the kid like anyone He s not a kid but I never felt like he was anything else Halos Bec (The Demonata, of luck blind what they are madef Maybe not uite because Colin and his back up dancers don t give me that bittersweet wistfulness an impulsive baby would What s residual is that I don t begrudge them L'Ecume des jours Foam The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of the Daze is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic Vian's novel is an assortmentf bittersweet romance absurdity and the frailty f life Foam f the Daze is a nimble fingered masterpiece that. Ntal solos The text experiments with reality we live in a magical futuristic world a skewed frame f reference with which the author confounds and distorts the expectations f the reader The game is expanded to all senses scenes are described in terms f either pastel r primary clashing colours tastes are tied up to sounds in the preparation Our Planet: Our Home of cocktails cooking is done by mixing exotic and sometimes incompatible ingredients Dialogues are either whimsicalr absurdist sending me back to memories Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of Lewis Carrollr Eugene Ionesco Words are broken into pieces and then re assembled into new shapes and roles Hyperbole is ever present in declared sentiments in atitudes r in set pieces an ice rink a dance hall a wedding an auditorium at the Sorbonne a factory floor etc Vian does not go as far ut field as the later generation that embraced be bop but what he does here can be considered revolutionary and uniue for the times the novel was published His love for Duke Ellington is I believe reflected in the compact emotional and in the end carefully Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings orchestrated final productLet s meet the membersf the band n clavicocktail we have Colin a young and well heeled socialite living in a posh apartment in the metropolis we don t have a name it s a fable remember n clarinet we have Chick his less rich friend who has to work as an engineer in rder to buy the books he loves so much n drums cymbals and assorted cooking pans we have Nicholas a talented servant cook driver and confident for Colin n piccolo we have the blonde Allysum a niece f Nicholas and the love interest f Chick n violin he have the dreamy fragile Chloe a dark haired beauty and the love interest A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) of Colinn backing vocals he have Iris another young and rich socialite that ties up the different themes together the brass section is fronted by Jean Pulse Heartre Jean Sol Partre in ther translations and the Marchiness de Mauvoir the existentialist idols who are lionized by an admiring population first among them ur friend Chick n pipsueak we have a small grey mouse with soft black whiskers you never know when you might need ne finally In the End on upright bass blind FATE playsn to a different tune than everybody else dropping hint after hint that the end is nighsince I gave you the names f the band members main characters I should also include here the program for the evening mainly Duke Ellington s arrangements all mentioned in the text and all dating from what Boris Vian considers his best period the early 1940 s Black and Tan Fantasy Loveless Love Chloe In the Mood to be Wooed Blues f the Vagabond Misty Morning Prelude to a Kiss Mood Indigo Blue Bubbles To continue with my analogy I will present my favorite passages from the novel as musical numbers from the concert to the tune f Prelude to a Kiss You wouldn t like to give me some clues about the way in which you entered into a relationship with her Colin went n Well said Chick I asked her if she liked Jean Pulse Heartre and she told me that she collected all his works Then I said to her So do I And every time I said something to her she answered So do I and vice versa Then finally just as an existentialist experiment I said to her I love you very much But that time she just said Oh So the experiment was a flop said Colin I suppose so said Chick But all the same she didn t go So then I said I m going that way and she said I m not But she went n I m going this way Extraordinary nodded Colin So I said So am I said Chick And after that I went everywhere that she did It sounds much better in French to me Et moi aussi I wish my French was good enough to read this book in its riginal not anglicized form but I am afraid I will miss too many f Vian s puns and invented words Even the title is a bit better in French L ecume des jours a frothy daydream although I also like the jazzy connotations f Mood Indigo to the tune f Let s Suint Twist Again Colin takes instructions about the new dance craze that is sweeping the metropolis The principle f the Suint sir relies The Age of Treachery on the simultaneous setting upf interferences btained via the rigorously synchronized scillatory movements The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of two loosely connected centresf animation I didn t realize said Colin that it was concerned with such advanced developments in physics In this case said Nicholas the dancer and his partner should attempt to maintain minimum perceptible distance between themselves Then their entire bodies begin to vibrate following the rhythm Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of the music You don t say said Colin looking slightly worried A seriesf static undulations is then set up said Nicholas presenting as in the laws Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of acoustics various diaphragmatic vibrations and frictions which make a large contribution to the creationf the right atmosphere n a dance floor r like When a Man Loves a Woman onf my mechanical trainers used to say Dancing is the vertical expression f a horizontal desire to the tune f Let s Do It Let s Fall in Love Colin
"Complains That Everybody Is Amoureuse "that everybody is amoureuse him I wish I were in love said Colin The butcher boy wishes he were in love And the baker boy wishes exactly ditto ie that he were in love The candle stick maker s boy and everybody in the street
wishes and wishes that I were in love and they were and you were and we were and that theand wishes that I were in love and they were and you were and we were and that the wide world were too And even those that are left wish that they could fall in love as well suggestion Tous les garcons les filles with Francoise Hardy to the tune Keep From Falling of Georgian my Mind let s listen to Colin daydreaming about the girl he just met I wish he went Catalogue the Insanity on I were lying deep in lightly toasted grass with sunshine and warm earth all around the grass crisp and yellow as straw you know what I mean with hundredsf little buzzing insects and clumps f soft dry moss too One lies flat n Shrek one s tummy and stares A hedge some pebbles a few gnarled trees and half a dozen leaves complete the scene They re a great help And Chloe said Chick And Chloef course said Colin Chloe n my mind I guess you can tell from my uotes so far that this is a boy meets girl kind f story whimsical and sweet and mostly pink and light blue in tone with fluffy white clouds scateerred artistically in the sky A perfect April in Paris kind Look Alikes Jr. of mood Which is true if the reader is willing to ignore theccasional jarring notes that leave a trail f bloody dismembered tranmpled by elephants crushed by falling roofs etc bodies scattered around the edges f the main plot Colin is happy he has found the girl Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of his dreams there is music in his life and he feels generous towards his friends Existentialism can be fun right He was running and he was scared Why can t we always be together Things were always happening to alarm us Wrong This is still the real world that we see distorted under the artistic lensf Boris Vian This is stil written under the influence Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of Sartre and Beauvoir and Camusn a side note is it possible that the grotesue portrait He Remembers the Barren of Jean Pulse Heartre in the novel has anything to do with Vian s wife having an affair with the philosopher People get sick and need to see a doctor People need to work for money before they can relax with a drink listening to a hot jazz number Governments still spend the better partf their budget The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf on military adventures And some people are concerned about books than about the real person waiting right by their side But he loves his books than me wailsne Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of the band players I don t have a fast tempo dark and wild number to suggest right now but I m sure there are a few to be found listening to from Duke Ellington Or you can picture the famous scene from Charlie Chaplin s Hard Times Down below in frontf each mammoth machine a man was struggling struggling as not to be slashed and torn apart by the voracious cogs facing him Every man s right foot was held down by a heavy iron ring They were The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives only letff twice a day at night and at noon I was both enchanted and disturbed by the story Let the Wolf Howl of Colin and Chloe Chick and Allysum thrilled by the experimental naturef Boris Vian s prose and by his imagery I would use some Salvador Dali images to illustrate my review if I were not sort The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of lazy right now and rushing to go back to another novel I would like to watch the Michel Gondry film version since I believe Audrey Tatou is perfect for the rolef Chloe Finally after a first succesful foray I will probably continue to read Vian s books starting with his commercial pulp stories next A novel challenging classification in which verbal fireworks are in the driver s seatNevermind Boris Vian looking like Emmanuel Macron they are not made from the same dough Musicscape Brutal Swing Igorrr Roman plut t inclassable dans leuel la fantaisie verbale tient le haut du pav Lu sur l invite de mon p reFonds Musical Brutal Swing Igorrr One might like this book for many reasons because it s a love story because it s unconventional uite bohemian amelie poulain like and maybe even because it s surrealistic and sf i called this book a collective bildungsroman because i have the feeling all characters undergo major changes during the booko carte care place in primul rind pentru ca e poveste de dragoste in al doilea rind pentru ca e neconventionala si nu in ultimul rind pentru ca e de boemie specifica lui amelie poulain si ar mai fi un rind pentru cei interesati p cartea combina cu succes realitatea cu sf ul si cu suprarealismulpersonajele care pot. And stained pants and Nicolas who is a combination Blue Guide New York of PG Wodehouse's fictional butler Jeeves and the Green Hornet's Kato The soulf the book is about the nature f life disappearing and loving things intensely as if ne was making love n a live grena. .