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Stupeur Et Tremblements
Stupeur Et Tremblements | Amelie Nothomb
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eldiaquemeodies
Stupeur Et Tremblements | Amelie Nothomb
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Pickpick

Le premier livre que je lis d'Amélie. J'ai aimé.

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shawnmooney
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Panpan

What started out to be amusing soon turned ridiculously madcap—think Lucy at the chocolate factory madcap—and then jarringly serious. Japan‘s work culture is pretty screwed up, yes, but I ended up hating this holier-than-thou, idiotic gaijin protagonist—seemingly an autobiographical stand-in for the author herself—far more. Just revolting.

LeahBergen You‘re back with a vengeance. 😆 1y
shawnmooney @LeahBergen 😛😜😘😛😜😘 1y
TrishB Brilliant review👍🏻😘 1y
Zelma Yay, I love your reviews. 👏 1y
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mhillis
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I read Fear and Trembling some time ago. It‘s a story of a Belgian woman working at a Japanese company. #augustisatrip #belgium

Yellowpigeon I love this book. One of my few rereads. 1y
vkois88 Sounds quite intriguing 1y
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Erin7
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My game plan for this weekend‘s #24in48 weekend readathon focusing on diversity. I‘m a slow reader, but if I can get through these two in time I‘d like to start The Great Believer also. Bigs goals for the weekend. #ATB

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Simona
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Mehso-so

I approached to this book with fear and trembling, because it was my first book by her, and I saw through the years very mixed reviews about her works ... and I have very mixed feelings about this story. I like her writing style (clear and playful), some parts of prose (especially Amélie‘s inner dialogues) are beautiful, but depiction of difference between cultures are, yes - humorous, but I felt through the whole story quite mocking undertones.

Simona #backpackEurope Current location: La Grande Place - Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪 Current situation: Enjoying in fresh waffle and enjoying in beautiful sight. 2y
Moray_Reads Stunning 😍 2y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous view....and waffle! 😁👍🏻 2y
Simona @Moray_Reads Yeah, must be beautiful view IRL 😘 .... but @UwannaPublishme waffle was delicious 😋 2y
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Simona
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Train from Amsterdam to my quick, one day visit in Brussels (it‘s expensive city🙁).

Reading challenge: #backpackEurope
Current location: in transit from Netherlands to Belgium
Currently reading: A.Nothomb, S strahospoštovanjem

ephemeralwaltz Enjoy!!! 2y
s-b Waffles, chocolates, Grand Place, Mont des Arts, the obligatory stop at Mannekin pis.. Enjoy Brussels! 2y
julesG Enjoy! It's such a wonderful city. 2y
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Simona @ephemeralwaltz Thank you 😘 and off the topic- I was at post office today, and my review is on its way... 2y
Simona @s-b Crispy, fresh baked waffles are the best 🤤😋 2y
Simona @julesG Thanks, I‘m almost ready to go to Paris 😘 2y
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cpreja
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Back home and slowly adjusting to the warm SoCal weather and bright light....

Happy to be able to get back to reading! A colleague gave this book to be for Christmas. Think I will give it a spin.

writerlibrarian This is one of my all time favourite writer and this novel is one of my favourite. I don't know about the translation since I read the original in French. Still Amelie is wonderful. (edited) 2y
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writerlibrarian
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This is a double first person narrative. The reader is introduced to Amelie san name sake of the author who tells of her return to Japan to work. It's a funny, awkward tale of a woman's love for her adoptive country and the huge gaps between ways of life, between the east and the west. #uncannyOctober #firstpersonnarrator Also Amelie is perfect for 🎃

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shawnmooney
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TOKYO USED BOOKSTORE HAUL - BOOK 11 OF 15

One of my students has been telling me I should read her for years. So, now I have this. One step at a time.

Yellowpigeon It's so good. One of my few re-reads 2y
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Abailliekaras
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Pickpick

Loved this novella about working at Yumimoto Corporation in Tokyo. Amelie Nothomb has a wonderful, wry sense of humour but also a deep understanding of Japanese culture. Her empathy for her Japanese colleagues and ability to laugh at herself make for terrific, laugh-out-loud comedy and an at times poignant study of the constraints of life in Japan working for 'the company'. 👌

Simona I've never read any of her books, for which I think, that I would like them, but I don't feel the need to read them. The same goes for Annie Proulx. 🤗 3y
Abailliekaras @Simona love that 'favourite authors I've never read' category! They're short so it's easy if you ever have the chance, and feel like a change/ European sensibility. 3y
Simona I'm European with sensibility, so I will understand easily all the meaningless actions of the protagonists 🙄😁 3y
Abailliekaras @Simona ha ha sorry I didn't realise! I think her book Petronille fits into that category 😉 3y
Simona @Abailliekaras You are sorry for that I'm European? 😉 😂 No need to be sorry, I know what you are trying to say. 😘 I'm Slavonic soul, prone to the dramatize 😚 3y
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Reita325
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I had to read this after I read Tokyo Fiancée. I am a Japanophile and she didn't really appreciate that she would have to make more of an effort to 'fit in.' She's actually kind of bitchy in my humble opinion.

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EricaCurtis11
Stupeur Et Tremblements | Amelie Nothomb
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Too many books #notinEnglish to chose from in my library but Stupeur et Tremblements or Pere Goriot was the first novel I ever read in French. #AmelieNothomb #Balzac #literaturefrancaise #seasonsreadings2016

mllemay I really liked Stupeur et Tremblements. I find her work a bit hit or miss for me but that one I enjoyed! 3y
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