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Marc Levy (1) (1961–)

Autor(a) de If Only It Were True

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45+ Works 6,477 Membros 196 Críticas 2 Favorited

Séries

Obras por Marc Levy

If Only It Were True (1999) 1,569 exemplares
Seven Days for an Eternity (2003) 435 exemplares
Où es-tu ? (2001) 421 exemplares
All Those Things We Never Said (2008) 406 exemplares
Vous revoir (2005) 392 exemplares
P.S. from Paris (2015) 391 exemplares
In Another Life (2004) 377 exemplares
The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry (2011) 374 exemplares
Mes amis Mes amours (2006) 321 exemplares
The Children of Freedom (2007) 287 exemplares
Steal the Shadow of the Person (2010) 274 exemplares
The First Day (2009) 256 exemplares
The Last of the Stanfields (2019) 243 exemplares
The First Night (2009) 186 exemplares
Replay (2005) 166 exemplares
Une autre idée du bonheur (2014) 76 exemplares
L'Horizon à l'envers (2016) 63 exemplares
C'est arrivé la nuit (2020) 33 exemplares
Ghost in love (2019) 25 exemplares
Lo ‰sparo: romanzo (2004) 6 exemplares
Ronfler comme un sonneur (2017) 6 exemplares
TETU COMME UNE MULE (2017) 5 exemplares
Comme deux gouttes d'eau (2017) 5 exemplares
Léger comme une plume (2017) 4 exemplares
HAUT COMME TROIS POMMES (2017) 4 exemplares
Chanter comme une casserole (2017) 4 exemplares
Simple comme bonjour (2017) 4 exemplares
la barbe de charlemagne (2018) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Schwarze Gedanken (2002) 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1961-10-16
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
France
Local de nascimento
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Educação
Université Paris-Dauphine
Ocupações
novelist
entrepreneur
businessman
Relações
Levy, Lorraine (sister)
Organizações
Cabinet d'architecture Eurythmic (Directeur, 19 90 | 20 00)
Société d'aménagement Cloiselec (Directeur)

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From his offical website: When he turned eighteen, Marc Levy joined the Red Cross, where he spent the next six years. In parallel, he studied management and computer programming at Paris-Dauphine University. In 1983, he created a computer graphics company based in France and the USA. Six years later, he lost majority control of the group and resigned. Starting again from scratch, he returned to Paris and co-founded an interior design and planning company with two friends; the company soon became one of the leading office architecture firms in France. At age 37, Marc Levy wrote a story for the man that his son would grow up to be. In early 1999, his sister, a screenwriter (now a film director), encouraged him to send the manuscript to Editions Robert Laffont, who immediately decided to publish If Only It Were True. Before it was published, Steven Spielberg (Dreamworks) acquired film rights to the novel. The movie, Just like Heaven, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo, was a #1 box office hit in America in 2005. After If Only It Were True, Marc Levy began writing full-time. All of his novels have hit the top of the best-seller list in France. They are also very successful internationally and are consistently on the bestseller list in several countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Taiwan.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and enjoyed the heroine's search for her past.
 
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Woodardja | 15 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Picked this as my Kindle First book for August. I enjoy a good rom-com movie or TV show every now and then (although they're all the same after awhile, but still good for a fluffy, fun watch), but I'd never read a rom-com novel.

I can honestly say I didn't fall in love with the book, but I did enjoy it and always looked forward to what was going to happen next. The scenarios are a little outrageous, the characters a little unbelievable at times, but the dialogue and Mia and Paul's interactions were cute and fun. I like reading books set in all types of locations, and it was exciting to read about life in Paris, as I'd never visited there before (but it's on my bucket list). Also liked that the book moved along quickly, very few slow parts. The supporting characters were funny and quirky, too, in their own ways.

However, I wasn't a fan of the writing style or the prose...lots of head-hopping in various scenes, which made it confusing to know who was talking or whose POV we were reading from. Writing was also choppy at times. I'm not sure how much of it was lost in translation, though. Sometimes I'd have to look back a paragraph, or a page, to figure out who was doing and saying what. Not much description of characters or scenery, and I had no idea what anyone looked like, really. And I didn't feel much chemistry between Mia and Paul, though strangely enough, I wanted them to end up together in the end (which, thankfully, being a rom-com, they did, despite not looking that way for awhile!). And what was with the characters muttering things to themselves all the time? Was funny at first, but then grew to be annoying. Nobody I know mutters that much IRL.

The plot ended up playing out like your typical rom-com...boy and girl meet, deny their feelings for one another, some complication forces them apart, and they find their way back to each other at the end.

This book is written with multiple viewpoints in third-person.

With that being said, I did enjoy this tale about a movie star and a novelist going through their trials and tribulations, to fall in love at the end. It did keep me interested all the way up until the end. I'd recommend this for any rom-com fans and anyone who's looking for a cute, breezy read.
… (mais)
 
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galian84 | 19 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |
An interesting read, and it moved right along.
And I loved the surprise plot twist.
Good scenes reminding me of time in Paris.
 
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jjbinkc | 19 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |
Kindle Unlimited is both a blessing and a curse - 'free' books (yay!) but the with the occasional stinker (boo!) There was literally nothing worth reading in this overlong, erratic and poorly written novel. The 'mystery' that brings together London based journalist Eleanor-Rigby and Canadian Carpenter George-Harrison (was the Beatles thing ever properly explained?) was telegraphed from the early chapters, the dialogue was immature, whether by design or translation, and the Second World War backstory made The Nightingale read like reportage. And most importantly, I didn't like a single character, mainly because they are all flimsy stereotypes, from the 'special' brother who talks like a robot to the country club grandmama. There were glimmers of humour and convincing relationships at the start of the story, but once the 'plot' kicked in, all hope was lost. Two women setting up a newspaper with a discarded mimeograph and a friendly accountant from Procter and Gamble in the early 1980s? Sure! An American 'special agent' being sent into occupied France after a crash course in the lingo who tells his real name to the first Frenchman he meets? Works for me! Errant nonsense. And the author, who is French and lives in New York, cannot write convincingly about either country, let alone reducing London to awkward praise for sitcoms like Fawlty Towers. Return to Kindle Unlimited - yes, please!… (mais)
 
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AdonisGuilfoyle | 6 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
45
Also by
1
Membros
6,477
Popularidade
#3,794
Avaliação
½ 3.3
Críticas
196
ISBN
645
Línguas
26
Marcado como favorito
2

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