Book a Day – Bonjour tristesse

Book a Day I read because of my reading club – August 2018

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My book club read this book sometime before summer back in 2016. I totally skipped on both the book and the meeting. I don’t remember why I was not there. What I do remember is that when the book was announced for a reading assignment I was not too thrilled. I did not know the author and mostly anything about the book itself.

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In our book club in January each year we decide to talk about books we read trough the year in general and those who wish can read a book that they missed reading trough the year for some reason. So I read this book during December 2016 as a part of a catch up on the books I did not read in time for the book club meeting.

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What I remember the most about it is the hot summer setting and some sappy characters. Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan was first published in 1954. and caused a lot of controversy due to its depiction of female sexual awakening and morally ambiguous situations. I’m sad I missed out on the discussion. But I’m glad I read it during winter since reading about hot summer on the coast of Franch Mediterranean was a very pleasant experience. The chill of winter totally faded out before descriptions of sandy beaches and warm summer afternoons. I liked the book and rated it with high four star out of five.

My review at the time was very short:

Emotional and messy. I liked it for dreamy and silly ideas with profound afterthoughts.

 

 

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