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121. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Yesterday I finished "L'amour dure trois ans" by Begbeder and was completely astonished that a man who cynically describes all the dirt in his life founds such a perfect words about love! I liked the book.

122. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Yesterday I finished "L'amour dure trois ans" by Begbeder and was completely astonished that a man who cynically describes all the dirt in his life founds such a perfect words about love! I liked the book.

Sounds very inspiring...and the text could be strong words...is it written in French?

123. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Yes, it's a French writer, but translated. Begbeder is a cult now in Ukraine but i still missed his popular "99 Franks" about advertising biz and came across only the third book from the series. Now I'll definitely look for the beginning of the story.

124. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

The Diary of Anne Frank : It is popular here (Bengoli Version)

125. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Galina, that's very interesting info! What about Guy de Maupassant? Do you read any short stories written from him? Great...

And yes Mahmud...Diary of Anne Frank is famous everywhere and I bought this book "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" printed by Bantam Books years ago. It is translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. In this book we can see few pictures of Frank's living place and her father's pic, Otto Frank.

Recently I read a news saying an USA artist would like to set up a gallery about 911 in NY City after his visit to Anne Frank's house in Netherland which inspired him to do so.

126. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting galka_mak

Begbeder is a cult now in Ukraine but i still missed his popular "99 Franks" about advertising biz and came across only the third book from the series. Now I'll definitely look for the beginning of the story.

I tried to read that a few years back (it was making its way around the agency I was at) but couldn't follow the French for the life of me. It's amazing how the same language can be so different from one country to another! But if it's our in English somewhere, I may just try it again. It's supposed to be fantastic.

127. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Almost forgot to add to the list! I just finished "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler - for the second time. Such a great book, although I'm partially biased because it's based in Montreal. He's a funny and insightful writer, must get out my old boxes from University to re-read some more of his stuff..

128. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels. Am digging out all the classic masterpiece!

129. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Galina, that's very interesting info! What about Guy de Maupassant? Do you read any short stories written from him? Great...

And yes Mahmud...Diary of Anne Frank is famous everywhere and I bought this book "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" printed by Bantam Books years ago. It is translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. In this book we can see few pictures of Frank's living place and her father's pic, Otto Frank.

Recently I read a news saying an USA artist would like to set up a gallery about 911 in NY City after his visit to Anne Frank's house in Netherland which inspired him to do so.

Lee, I am also reading now another nice book "The Motocycle Diary" By Che Guava. It is must read by all travel lovers.

130. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

I just finished Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys.

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