Les Combustibles has ratings and 72 reviews. leynes said: This fucking sucked. I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious. to other information about and reviews of Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb. French title: Les combustibles; Translated by Natalie Abrahami. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Human rites = Les combustibles / by Amélie Nothomb ; translated from the French by Natalie Abrahami. Nothomb.

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The Best Books of She used the French Minitel, while he used the Italian Videotel system, connected with the French one. Allison McCulloch rated it combkstibles not like it Sep 09, The same kind of applies to Les Combustibles eng.: Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Now there’s very little left that might serve as fuel. The writing is messy, the dialogues are weird and not authentic even though she tries to create a realistic vibe.

Voyage au centre de la terre Jules Verne. Dr Tony Shaw 5 January at What were the books actually saved? Le rouge et le noir Stendhal. I’m still veeeery interested in reading more of her novels because many of their synopsis just sound too good to be true but I’m staying away of her plays from now on.

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They never met personally. L’amie de Madame Maigret Georges Simenon. It was beyond boring. If anyone were writing on the same theme this year, would we save ‘Les Combustibles’?

Les Combustibles

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Unsurprisingly, she prefers one-on-one confrontations and so, for example, the entire second act has only the Professor and Marina jousting, with Daniel absent for the time being. So they go through with it, burning book after book. I led like Nothomb was trying to showcase the decline of humanity: Les combustigles grises Prix Renaudot Philippe Claudel. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


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Looking for beautiful books? Caroline Lacroix rated it did not like it Dec 21, Les combustibles Labels: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Nothomb has some fun with the selection process — though she dodges the tough question by using fictional authors and works, as barely any real authors or books find mention, much less are put up on the chopping block Fahrenheit gets a mention — with the Professor noting how hopeless that book’s solution to cultural preservation of memorizing the vital books is in the current situation.

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Tam Glw rated it did not like it Oct 04, Dr Tony Shaw at 7: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Both Daniel and Marina still venture out, but the Professor can’t be bothered any longer.

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Marjorie Meeus rated it did not like it Feb 09, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. A young man becoming disillusioned with love and his mentor. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. When the story opens the library is practically cmbustibles Loriane Pasquer rated it did not like it May 01, Alexia Curutchet rated it did comhustibles like it Sep 17, I highly enjoyed Robert des noms propres and I am very interested in reading more from her, since she always comes up with the weirdest and bizarre ideas for her novels Book ratings by Goodreads.


Open to the public ; Les combustibles – France. Daniel claims things are diffferent with Marina — but then everything is different in these conditions that push the characters to extremes. Significantly, the professor finds many of the books unreadable, and although at the end he’s going to save his favorite – a sentimental love story he wouldn’t be seen dead reading in public – he burns it on a malicious whim.

The characters were annoying as hell and whilst I started out liking the professor and his sassy ways, I just wanted to punch his ass toward the end. Login to add to list. However, Nothomb’s execution is too messy, the point she makes too obvious. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.