[Read] ➵ La consolante Author Anna Gavalda – Peakpopa.info


La consolante This book tortured me for about 2 weeks No, it s brilliant, it s captivating, but it hits right in the weakest point of the reader This book is about each of us and none of us Characters Charles his work in Moscow, how funny, how sad I love Gavalda s books but so far this is the one I m endlessly in love with her style Short sentences but so full of irony, so full with love. The plot of Consolation is essentially this a man falls headlong into a mid life crisis after learning of the death of a childhood friend But as always seems to be the case with Anna Gavalda, her books are not about plot but about characters She creates people who are so rich and multifaceted that they seem far real than imaginary Consolation is a beautiful musing on love and second chances and guilt and responsibility I must confess, though, that I only gave the book a 3.5 Star rating, and if you ve never read Gavalda, I d recommend Hunting and Gathering instead of this one. This is a rather odd book It reminds me of Elizabeth Goudge and Rumer Godden because nothing really seems to happen but there s a story there that s awfully compelling This is a story about life falling apart and coming together About life and death and living despite being dead and the slow decaying death that is a meaningless life of going through the motions.There s a main character, a man I don t particularly like and who I thought very little of until I reached the almost end of the book There s Anouk, who haunts the book, peeking out of corners where you didn t expect her to be There s Claire, the man s sister, who s hard to pin down, but could have an entire book written about her as well, there s that much hidden depth to the character There s Alexis, who moves from one extreme to the other over the course of his life There s Mathilde, the man s sort of daughter, who s here and there and rather like Little Women s Jo, with appendages in odd places and in that not quite fitting stage of adolescence And then, there s Kate and the village of children.I would love to have been one of Kate s children I would have loved to have grown up there though, really, would I I don t know for sure And really, Kate forms the center of the novel, as she forms the center of the children s lives, all the while slipping out of the frame with Anouk in the distance behind her.I don t quite know how to define this book because, like Anouk and Kate, it keeps slipping out of my grasp and going where I don t expect it to go. While I always enjoy Anna Gavalda s books, this is perhaps my least favourite so far Charles, while reasonably likeable, did not grab me as the central protagonist, and the sudden shift into bucolic fantasy in the last third of the book felt so whimsical that it was ridiculous Both Kate and Anouk read as Manic Dream Pixie Girls rather than characters with whom I could connect Nevertheless, there are dimensions to Gavalda s writing style that I enjoy, such as her occasional bursts of almost stream of consciousness that always make me think, rather pretentiously, of my undergraduate fascination with H l ne Cixous She also uses minor characters to great satirical effect The highlight of this novel for me was a brief cameo from some particularly loveable characters from one of Gavalda s previous novels, which also gave a great sense of completeness to Gavalda s growing portrait of modern Parisian life. mmm qu he aprendido de este libro que si no te gusta una novela la dejes en las primeras p ginas y no intentes darle oportunidades Para algunos este libro estar escrito maravillosamente, pero yo veo a una t a que se ha comprado un port til, le ha instalado el word, se ha comprado el libro de cr tica literaria y ha cre do entender el concepto de stream of conciousness y quer a copiarlo.Batiburrillo de ideas sin sentido, historia que puede ser interesante pero la forma de narrala prrrrrrrr ruido de pedorreta Der Roman handelt von dem erfolgreichen Architekten Charles Balanda Charles lebt eigentlich schon eine Weile nicht mehr richtig Er funktioniert nur noch Seine Frau und seine Stieftochter sind nur Randfiguren, weil er vielmehr mit Arbeiten besch ftigt ist Eines Tages bekommt er einen Brief, der ihn vollkommen aus der Bahn wirft In dem Brief stehen nur drei Worte Anouk ist totCharles holt die Vergangheit ein, er verliert sich in ihr und nur widerstrebend setzt er sich mit ihr auseinander Je n her er seiner Vergangenheit kommt, desto intensiver sp rt er, dass er nicht das Leben f hrt, welches ihn gl cklich macht.Anna Gavalda hat wieder eine vielschichtige Familiengeschichte geschaffen, die uns jede ihrer Figuren unglaublich nah bringt.Das Buch ist in zwei Abschnitte eingeteilt.Im ersten Teil ist die Erz hlung sehr diffus Man kommt kaum hinterher, von wen denn jetzt eigentlich erz hlt wird Die vielen Perspektivwechsel lassen das Ganze etwas chaotisch wirken Man bekommt Charles Gef hle zwar hautnah zu sp ren, hat aber Schwierigkeiten ihn zu verstehen Zudem hemmen die kurzen, abgehackten S tze den Lesefluss Es hat mich viel Durchhalteverm gen gekostet, den zweiten Abschnitt des Romans zu erreichen Als Charles mit seinem alten Leben bricht und sich f r das Unbekannte ffnet, wird auch der Schreibstil der Autorin ruhiger und fl ssiger.Ich wei nicht so recht, was ich von diesem Buch halten soll Einerseits war es sehr anstrengend zu lesen, ich war ein paar Mal kurz davor, abzubrechen Der Handlungsverlauf war verwirrend Ich wusste manchmal nicht, was die Autorin denn eigentlich aussagen will Andereseits ist Alles Gl ck kommt nie eine wundervolle, warmherzige Geschichte, die uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, gegen den Stillstand im eigenen Leben anzuk mpfen. Consolation La Consolante Was The Bestselling French Novel In , With Sales Of Over Half A Million Copies And Translations Into Thirty Two Languages Darker And Complex Than Hunting And Gathering Ensemble, C Est Tout , But Just As Dazzling, The Second Novel By The Enchantress Anna Gavalda Tells A Heartbreaking, Unusual Story About One Man, Two Remarkable Women And An Unforgettable Transvestite A Year Old Successful Architect Hears About The Death Of A Woman, Whom He Once Loved Anouk, The Tragically Big Hearted Mother Of A Childhood Friend And His Life Starts To Unravel Charles Seems To Have Everything, But Turns His Back On The Present To Go In Search Of Her Past And His Childhood, Falling A Long Way Down One Day He Finds Himself On A Paris Pavement Covered In His Own Blood But, As The Title Suggests, Fate Holds Out A Final Chance Of Consolation When, Far From His Parisian Milieu, He Meets Kate, An Enchanting Young Woman, Herself Damaged But Fearless And In Love With Life Alive With Wit And Vivid Observation, Sparkling Dialogue And Brilliant Characters, This Is A Triumphant, Spellbinding, Finally Consoling Novel About Life, Love And Second Chances The French Title Is What Players Of Boules Call The Consolation Play Off Match Between The Losers Worte hab ich nicht wirklich f r dieses Buch Es hat mir gefallen, sehr gut gefallen Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen, wei aber nicht, ob es jedermanns Sache ist Auch wenn es in den Bestsellerlisten ist, ich bezweifle, dass es jeder zu Ende liest Ich konnte das Ende kaum erwarten, aber wollte es doch hinausz gern, weil es ein Vergn gen, ein Genuss war, dieses Buch zu lesen. Like many others have already commented, the first half was very difficult to read The author challenged the reader, no question about it.But the story was with me long time after I had finished reading the book, it had a lot to tell me. its so weird to see oneself in a book.


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About the Author: Anna Gavalda

Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award winning novelist.Referred to by Voici magazine as a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker , Anna Gavalda was born in an upper class suburb of Paris While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title Je voudrais que quelqu un m attende quelque part that met with both critical acc