Che cosa puoi fare quando la vita ti pone davanti ai tuoi limiti e hai tanto, troppo tempo per ripensare al passato, che ti appare una somma di errori e occasioni mancate ormai senza rimedio? Ecco a voi Jean-Pierre, sessantasette anni vissuti cinicamente e un presente da ricoverato per un incidente che non ricorda. Essere «il bacino della stanza 28» non migliora certo il suo carattere e Jean-Pierre ne ha per tutti: medici, infermieri, altri ricoverati e parenti che lo vengono a trovare… Eppure, è proprio quando la notte è più buia che l’alba si avvicina, e anche in ospedale, dove le ore sembrano durare dieci volte di più che nel mondo esterno, si può capire quello che conta davvero, si può ricominciare ad amare, anche se sempre con qualche riserva, perché, comunque, se si è stati scorbutici per più di mezzo secolo, non si può cambiare completamente… Una storia che commuove e diverte, con il ritmo di una commedia brillante e un protagonista irresistibile, che conquista con la sua allegra cattiveria e il suo imprevedibile ottimismo.
- ISBN: 8869181332
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 216
Childless widower Jean-Pierre Fabre, 67 years old, just awoke from a coma. He was informed that he had been fished out of the Seine by a young hustler named Camille. He was confused and agitated. How did he end up in the Seine at 5 AM? Did he attempt suicide? Was he drunk and fell in? Inspector Maxi Leggi tutto
This was my introduction to Edelweiss as a platform - the only Read-Now book which you don’t have to request. Needless to say, I got it in exchange for a review. And although I don’t like labeling free books as worth less than ones you have to pay or ask for - alas, this one was but 2.5 stars. Get We Leggi tutto
A few years ago I read a little novel called "Soft in the head". It left such a positive impression that I just HAD to read another work by this talented author. Once again, she has left me wanting more. She has created another character that is memorable and a story that will be appreciated by man Leggi tutto
I was hooked from the beginning of this witty and amusing novel by the writer of "Soft in the Head".
Hörbuch. Fantastisch gesprochen von Armin Hauser. Ich bin immer noch ganz hin und weg.
At my library, they had a shelf of books, all covered in brown paper, with a tag on it to give you a hint about what the book was about. Then you read it and filled out a review and got entered into a contest for a prize. Didn't win the prize but ended up reading a book I would never have written an Leggi tutto
I loved the character of Jean-Pierre Fabre. A 67 year old somewhat curmudgeon type of man, at least he tries to be, who has just woke from a coma in the hospital. He has no idea how he got there and why he was recovered from the Seine. You would think that a story that takes place in one hospital roo Leggi tutto
4* leaning towards 4.5. I'm not quite sure what I expected with this one, but I got something different. I think I expected it to be more serious, heavier somehow - maybe it was the word "misanthrope" in the blurb, maybe it was the mention of the Seine (it's Paris, it's bound to be arty-farty, right? Leggi tutto
Good book, just not great. I usually love a book with a crotchey old man and how he reflects on his life and the characters he comes into contact with. This story has the man (not so old though...) in a hospital after an "accidental" fall from a bridge. An OK read.
Je n'accroche vraiment pas à ce livre.. Je réessayerai peut être une prochaine fois pour lui donner une seconde chance.
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