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