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French rhapsody (edição 2016)

por Antoine Laurain

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Antoine Laurain's new novel combines his trademark charm with a satirical take on modern France. Middle-aged doctor Alain Massoulier has received a life-changing letter--thirty-three years too late. Lost in the Paris postal system for decades, the letter from Polydor, dated 1983, offers a recording contract to The Holograms, in which Alain played lead guitar. Back then The Holograms had believed in their cutting-edge sound. However, the music industry remained indifferent, and eventually the band split up, each going their own way. Alain is overcome by nostalgia, and is tempted to track down the members of the group. But in a world where everything and everyone has changed...where will his quest take him?… (mais)
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Título:French rhapsody
Autores:Antoine Laurain
Informação:London : Gallic, 2016.
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Having loved [b:The President's Hat|17594390|The President's Hat|Antoine Laurain|https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1364864841s/17594390.jpg|19079427] and [b:The Red Notebook|23129712|The Red Notebook|Antoine Laurain|https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1422320393s/23129712.jpg|42677555], I looked forward with glee to Antoine Laurain's latest book. "French Rhapsody" has a fabulous set-up: after mistakenly being lost at the post office for 33 years, a letter arrives for our protagonist, Alain. Alain and his friends were once members of an experimental New Wave band called "The Holograms" and the letter is from a major record label expressing interest in recording the band. Of course, since the letter never reached them, The Holograms have long since split up, the members have lost touch, and most have gotten "real" jobs.

Laurain uses this same serendipitous plot structure, and mixes in whimsy, humor, a sense of place, and a certain je ne sais quois to great effect in his previous books. Sadly, all the charm is missing here. Several side characters are introduced, and their story lines crowd out the overlying arc of Alain trying to find his former band mates. I kept hoping the book would pick up, but at 50% of the way in decided to call it a wrap.

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallic Books for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  jj24 | May 27, 2024 |
It took a while to get into it, and I didn't find the characters all that likeable, but it was still fun, just not as good as his others. ( )
  dvoratreis | May 22, 2024 |
I'm in two minds about this book. I loved it at first: the slightly whimsical 'French' voice of the narrative, for instance. The plot line was promising. A middle aged doctor has a letter delivered 33 years too late. It's from a record company interested to talk to him and his then-fellow band members about a demo tape they'd sent for consideration. Alain has lost touch with them all, but his interest piqued, he hunts them down and we are gradually introduced to each of them. It's only later the plot gets stretched a bit thin for me. The coincidences become perhaps one too many, the individual denouements a little extreme. Nevertheless, it's a charming book, and takes a satirical sweep at current life in metropolitan France. I'd be interested to read it in the original French, because it seems very well translated, and by a team of two, which is unusual. ( )
  Margaret09 | Apr 15, 2024 |
Contemporary, surprising, brilliant. The best book I have read in the last 12 months. Loved it! ( )
  secondhandrose | Oct 31, 2023 |
Antoine Laurain is an author whose books should be more popular in the U. S. than they are because they are so much fun. They are on the borderline of humor, romance, and chick lit. This is the third book by Laurain that I have read and I plan on reading more as they are a pleasure to read. They are short but packed full of fun and entertainment with an international flair. There is lots in these books that deal with French culture and life. This book is set in the present but is about a group of people who in the 1980's were members of a rock band in the mode of Eurthymics, etc. They had made a recording and submitted it to a record company. 33 years later the letter telling the band members to contact the record company finally arrives at the address of one of the band members. This sets off a search to contact all of the members of the band and the reader finds out what has happened to each one of the members in the subsequent years. It is a fun ride. The book is full of laugh-out-loud spots while at the same time skewring the French political and cultural scene getting digs in at everything from art to politics. Great fun to read. ( )
  benitastrnad | Sep 16, 2021 |
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Antoine Laurain's new novel combines his trademark charm with a satirical take on modern France. Middle-aged doctor Alain Massoulier has received a life-changing letter--thirty-three years too late. Lost in the Paris postal system for decades, the letter from Polydor, dated 1983, offers a recording contract to The Holograms, in which Alain played lead guitar. Back then The Holograms had believed in their cutting-edge sound. However, the music industry remained indifferent, and eventually the band split up, each going their own way. Alain is overcome by nostalgia, and is tempted to track down the members of the group. But in a world where everything and everyone has changed...where will his quest take him?

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