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August book club - Life a User's Manual by Georges Perec

Hosted by the Consul of the Duesseldorf Book (Fiction) Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 28 Aug 19:45 - 21:30

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Hi lovely book people!

So by popular choice, our book for August is Life a User's Manual by Georges Perec.

Life a User's Manual (the original title is La Vie mode d'emploi) is Georges Perec's most famous novel, published in Protected content , first translated into English by David Bellos in Protected content . Its title page describes it as "novels", in the plural, the reasons for which become apparent on reading.

With ironic and mostly compressed tales of a disfigured cycling champion, a repentant lexicographer, an eccentric millionaire, an amateur chemist, a passionate diplomat, a disappointed archaeologist, a Russian soprano, an accidental home-improvement equipment tycoon, a second-rate watercolourist, a trader in cowrie shells, a mysterious puzzle-maker and a variety of con artists, it satisfied all cravings for narrative invention without every straying onto the over-trodden terrain of political or amorous soul-searching.

Looking forward and until then happy reading!

Anita