Julien Parme

  • Title: Julien Parme
  • Author: Florian Zeller William Rodarmor
  • ISBN: 9781590512807
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Julien Parme The Catcher in the Rye with a French accent Even if it blows your mind I want to tell you about this unbelievable thing that happened to me last year I m not bragging but things as unbelievable as t
    The Catcher in the Rye with a French accent Even if it blows your mind, I want to tell you about this unbelievable thing that happened to me last year I m not bragging, but things as unbelievable as the one I m going to tell you about don t happen every day, I swear In fact, they never happen.Thus begins Julien Parme, by bestselling French author Florian Zeller, who makThe Catcher in the Rye with a French accent Even if it blows your mind, I want to tell you about this unbelievable thing that happened to me last year I m not bragging, but things as unbelievable as the one I m going to tell you about don t happen every day, I swear In fact, they never happen.Thus begins Julien Parme, by bestselling French author Florian Zeller, who makes his American debut with this account of the trials and illusions of a bright, rebellious 14 year old boy The product of divorce, young Julien is not blending in so well with his blended family One night, he escapes the family apartment to see where destiny and his stepfather s credit card will take him His long, dark night of the soul includes several stops at parties and cafes during which the reader is treated to a running monologue of hilarious and rueful observations Zeller perfectly captures the sweet sincerity and innocent grandiosity of youth Julien sees himself not as a troubled teen, but as a modern day Don Quixote, defending his honor, righting wrongs and achieving everlasting fame Dawn breaks and Julien stands on a platform, intending to catch a train bound for Italy He thinks about the mountain climber who reached the summit of Mount Blanc, but knew his destiny was to climb back down eventually And so Julien climbs into a taxi and returns home, hoping his mother will forgive him for being who he is rather than some perfect person You can t put the book down until the very end Florian Zeller proves that he is a true writer capable of varying genres and tones Paris Match It is without a doubt his best book Le Monde

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    About Florian Zeller William Rodarmor


    1. Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright His work has been translated into a dozen languages, including English He won the Prix Interalli in 2004 for his novel Fascination of Evil La Fascination du Pire.


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    1. I was looking forward to reading Julien Parme. I happened upon an advance reading copy of the novel, which isn't scheduled to be released until next month. The jacket blurbs, with their announcement of the author's French literary awards and the news that it was the first of his books to be translated into English, intrigued me, and the novel's epigraph from Don Quixote was the clincher. However, as I began reading this first-person narration by an awkwardly self-conscious, early teen protagonis [...]

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    2. Publishers Weekly and Booklist liked this book. I was less enthusiastic. I got bored with his self-involved wanderings, but they are probably very true to the mind of a 14 year old boy. What really bothered me was that he advertised his fantasized romance with his teacher as a real occurrence. He is not even worried when he thinks the police may be at her house searching for him when he runs away from home. Apparently the French are either more understanding and her reputation will remain intact [...]

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    3. Honestly, I do not know what to make of this novel. I was angered and discontented at the same time.So apparently, this is a novel about the adventures of a young man, about 15 years old. He lives in Paris with his mother, his mother's boyfriend, and his mother's boyfriend's daughter. Apparently, his father is dead. And he is a delinquent.The whole novel takes place as a flashback. The first chapter suggests that he is on a train, en route to a rather remote place in France, somewhere outside of [...]

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    4. Disclosure: I did not utterly hate Julien Parme. I did not think it was an absolutely terrible book with no objective merit. But I very clearly did not like it. I didn't enjoy reading it, I didn't learn anything from it, and I don't appear to have taken anything away from it.My immediate impression upon finishing the book was that it was a Frenchified, modern take on The Catcher in the Rye (another book I am not entirely fond of). It comes as no surprise to me, then, that Julien Parme has been r [...]

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    5. A funny, quirky, fun read. If you have had a teenager or have taught them, you will especially enjoy this. From the blurb: In Julien Parme Florian Zeller captures the sweet sincerity and hopeless grandiosity of youth. A volatile mixture of innocence and arrogance, Julien careens through this singular night, alternately insightful and clueless, taking the reader along for an unforgettable ride. From : The Catcher in the Rye with a French accent. Even if it blows your mind, I want to tell you abou [...]

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    6. Florian Zeller is an author probably best marked as ‘one for the future’, given that he is still to reach thirty, but that hasn’t stopped him in recent years putting out a number of novels and plays. Julien Parme (2006), is the fourth of his novels and provides an interesting bit of trivia in that two translations have been released this year - one in the US by Other Press, translated by William Rodarmor, and the pictured edition, in the UK, translated by Christopher Moncrieff, and publish [...]

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    7. I took the cover blurbs seriously enough (don't ask me why) to soldier through this one, and I have to admit it eventually got a grip on me. I don't envy this translator (William Rodarmor) because I have the definite sense that the first-person narrator--a 14-year-old Parisian boy, an aspiring writer who never writes but dreams of authorial glory nonetheless and who runs away from home, where 'no one understands him'--probably had more charm, and his language more wit, than comes through in Engl [...]

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    8. Julien Parme wants to be a writer. He imagines what it would like to be famous, what his books will look like, who he will send them to, but he never actually gets around to writing anything. This entire book is about his ridiculous dreams of being a writer, his random schemes, his running away and pretending to be someone he isn't. I found Julien to be obnoxious, which is why this book drove me up a wall, though, it wasn't uninteresting, just annoying as all get out.

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    9. I am biased and love everything that Florian Zeller writes. This is no exception. It has been compared to Salinger's Catcher in the Rye since it is about a young, misguided teenage boy, but unlike Holden, Julien takes you on a night of first love, insecurity, fantasy, loneliness in true Parisian style. Even with all the stupid choices Julien makes, you can't help cheer him on and believe in his grandeur, even if no one else does.

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    10. Just wasn't feeling it. Since this was an ILL, I have to return it before finishing, but I won't be seeking out a copy in order to finish. Perhaps it's the translation (either lingual or cultural) - and there were great little moments, phrases or moods I appreciated, but overall I felt I wasn't intrigued enough by this character to find out what happens to him. Enh.

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    11. This was a very interesting book. It's the 1st French author I read and he definitely infuses French culture and ideas into the book. And it's crazy because the main character is only 14 and does crazy things! Good, quick, read!

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