French writer Amélie Cordonnier portrays a man obsessed with sex … while his wife no longer thinks so.
Together for 23 years, a Parisian couple in their early fifties have completely ceased to have intimate relations. According to the gentleman, who is also the narrator of this colorful novel, it has been going on for some time. Eight months, two weeks and four days, to be exact. Because very affected by the situation, Mr. could not not count accurately all these days without.
As a friend would recall: “Sex is always MMS. First, it is morning noon and evening, then Tuesday Wednesday Saturday, then March May September, and finally My Best Memories. Maybe, yes, but if love is still present in the couple, is there not a way to turn the tide one way or another?
A little, a lot, not at all …
What is enjoyable about this story is the way it is told. With a lot of humor and a good dose of ridicule, the author really manages to perfectly translate what this man will feel when his wife Isabelle leaves the matrimonial bed to sleep in one of the empty rooms of their apartment, or when he realizes that passionate kisses were the first to escape.
Thus we will see how the loss of desire has gradually become part of their daily routine. And since it is not something enviable, everything the narrator will do to try to withdraw from the game. Nice!
Read this week too
Definitely, stories of planes in disaster are in vogue these days! After many good Fall and free by TJ Newman, here it is hostage, which represents a flight attendant who agrees to complete the inaugural 20-hour London-Sydney flight. Unfortunately for her, the pirates will quickly force her to choose: to rescue her five-year-old daughter left on the ground or to rescue 350 passengers from the flight. Quite stressful reading!
The Martin family
This 17AND David Foenkino’s novel is a real pleasure. And yet, it was because the French writer did not want to assemble his brain to invent a new story, he was born! Deciding to take as heroine the first person to cross the street, Foenkinos will really have the chance to meet an elderly lady, whose life is not so ordinary!
I swallow the series
If we were to enjoy all the seasons of Paper case, we can now extend the pleasure with a paella or pizza to recall what was handed over to the hostages in one of the episodes. We preferred to watch Peaky Blinders, homeland, Game of Thrones, The sopranos where Chronicle of Bridgerton ? Do not worry, this book offers many other recipes that honor all of these series!
Amazing fruit stories
Did you know that there are no less than 140 native species of blueberries? That it was Samuel de Champlain who introduced the plums to New France? That the cultivation of wild pear goes 3000 or 4000 years? Or that in the XIII centuryAND century, rows of vines covered most of present-day Paris? Filled with anecdotes, this fascinating book traces the story of some thirty fruits.
Have you ever heard of the small town of Köpinge? Well, neither do we, but it is in Skåne, on the southern tip of Sweden. After living for a long time in Stockholm, Bianca and Micke Andersson moved there in the summer of 2015 to provide their two young children with a healthy and safe environment. In the residential area where they are located, there is so little fear that closing the front doors is definitely not part of morality! However, most of their neighbors are far from being altar boys …
Hell are other people
From one end to the other, we will thus discover what happened “before the accident” and what will happen “after the accident”. An accident that will happen on Friday, October 13, 2017 and that will certainly be at the center of the plot. But to understand how such a thing could have happened, it will first be necessary to become better acquainted with Andersson’s proximity: former model Jacqueline Selander and her very bizarre son (our favorite character!), a retired couple. gossip shopkeeper and Ola Nilsson, a bachelor who has already been convicted of violence.
A thriller that reads effortlessly and that above all has the advantage of transporting us away!