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  1. says:

    Sisters one is introverted and frumpy the other is extroverted, sexy and has all the guys wrapped around her finger So in this French novel, the sexy sister, who married into money through her good looks and appears to have it all, gets her frumpy sister, a medieval research historian, to ghost write a historical novel for her The medieval historian is in dire straits with two daughters and an ex husband who just ran off to Africa with his girlfriend to raise crocodiles for the Chinese marke Sisters one is introverted and frumpy the other is extroverted, sexy and has all the guys wrapped around her finger So in this French novel, the sexy sister, who married into money through her good looks and appears to have it all, gets her frumpy sister, a medieval research historian, to ghost write a historical novel for her The medieval historian is in dire straits with two daughters and an ex husband who just ran off to Africa with his girlfriend to raise crocodiles for the Chinese market The two daughters repeat the sister pattern the older one is hot and has all the guys mooning over her and doing her bidding the younger daughter, like her mom, is plain looking and a timid wallflower The ghost written novel is wildly successful and we get a bit of a role reversal because the deal is that the plain, intellectual sister she will earn all the money from the book while the good looking one takes to the airwaves to do PR for her novel I m not giving away any plot because all of this is described on the book jacket Although translated from the French and set in France, the story could take place anywhere in the modern Western world


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    I picked this book up with doubts My friends in France allsmiled with the look of ugh , popular, but such a bad book..sadly, for them, I liked it a lot I got pulled into the story.and found myself reading 100 pages per day Addictive like dark chocolate covered almonds The story A womanwho is not so self confident separates from her husband She puts up with awful family members including her daughter and finds her life and her footing All while writing a book about a XXII I picked this book up with doubts My friends in France allsmiled with the look of ugh , popular, but such a bad book..sadly, for them, I liked it a lot I got pulled into the story.and found myself reading 100 pages per day Addictive like dark chocolate covered almonds The story A womanwho is not so self confident separates from her husband She puts up with awful family members including her daughter and finds her life and her footing All while writing a book about a XXII woman Maybe cheesy in points, but a good read.for the beach Or when spending all your free time teaching Read it.if you speak French


  3. says:

    A beach read for dummies Moderatelyentertaining than reading the contents list on the back of a shampoo bottle.


  4. says:

    The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is the first novel in the Jos phine series by French author, Katherine Pancol When she discovers her unemployed husband Antoine call me Tonio is having an affair with his manicurist, Jos phine Cort s kicks him out of their Paris apartment and resolves to somehow manage, with two daughters, on her own Her meagre salary at the CNRS as a 12th Century historian will need to be supplemented luckily, her brother in law, Philippe Dupin offers her some translation work The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is the first novel in the Jos phine series by French author, Katherine Pancol When she discovers her unemployed husband Antoine call me Tonio is having an affair with his manicurist, Jos phine Cort s kicks him out of their Paris apartment and resolves to somehow manage, with two daughters, on her own Her meagre salary at the CNRS as a 12th Century historian will need to be supplemented luckily, her brother in law, Philippe Dupin offers her some translation work When Antoine and his mistress, Myl ne desert Paris to run a crocodile farm in Kenya, Jos phine knows her daughters survival is dependent on her 10 year old Zo can still be reassured, but 14 year old Hortense is becoming a wilful handful And the bank manager has a nasty surprise for Jos phine Desperation and a sense of filial loyalty see her agreeing to a dubious deal with her glamorous and manipulative sister, Iris Jo will write a novel set in 12th Century France Iris will relish doing the publicity and taking the credit she ll funnel the fees to Jo Pancol s plot is wholly credible it has a few twists and turns to keep things interesting as some two years of Jos phine s life are detailed against a backdrop of other family and neighbourhood dramas an eviction, a secret Royal baby, a long standing unrequited love, a black sheep twin, repressed memories, internet dating, lovers, plenty of gossip, mistresses, revealing YouTube clips, fake designer bags, hungry crocodiles, failing marriages, and a longed for heir.Pancol gives the reader a diverse cast of characters, none perfect, all flawed, all very human, with their strengths and weaknesses, none wholly good or bad a few are easy to despise others draw the reader s sympathy insecure and reticent, Jos phine will, at first, frustrate, as we wait and hope for her to lose her naivet and develop some backbone And everyone has secrets they re not telling This first book of three so far is translated from the original French by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson Readers who enjoy this novel will be pleased to know that the second book, The Slow Waltz of Turtles is also available in English Funny, moving and highly entertaining, this is a very enjoyable read


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    Not really a review.I read this book over ten years ago, so my memory of the specifics are vague I mostly remember that it was lent to me by a well meaning but clumsy colleague named Joanne, who always saw me with books and thought she would lend me one she had liked which was sweet of her I read it, and then gave it back to her and had to be really careful to never let it slip that I thought the book was sentimental, silly and not that well written or interesting because Joanne had clearly Not really a review.I read this book over ten years ago, so my memory of the specifics are vague I mostly remember that it was lent to me by a well meaning but clumsy colleague named Joanne, who always saw me with books and thought she would lend me one she had liked which was sweet of her I read it, and then gave it back to her and had to be really careful to never let it slip that I thought the book was sentimental, silly and not that well written or interesting because Joanne had clearly loved it and she couldn t wait for the sequel to come out, and would I like to borrow it when she was done with it Groan.I have one colleague now, Louis, who loves books as much as I do, who is also a reader of classics and strange books and who is as upset as I am by the mediocrity of the stuff he sees on best seller shelves at the mostly knick knacks with a book section store near the office I haven t heard much from him since the lockdown, but seeing this book on my feed made me think of him and made me hope he has a big pile of great books to keep him company


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    I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book She went on about how it had been a best seller in France and had been translated into several different languages and had finally made it into English, translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson She raved so about the book that I decided to put it on my TBR list, even though I knew nothing about the author Indeed, I had never heard of I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book She went on about how it had been a best seller in France and had been translated into several different languages and had finally made it into English, translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson She raved so about the book that I decided to put it on my TBR list, even though I knew nothing about the author Indeed, I had never heard of Katherine Pancol Now that I ve read her book, I won t be forgetting that name.The plot of the novel might read like a typical chic lit or women s novel formula We have the drab 40 something housewife who is deserted by her dolt of a husband, who runs off with his mistress to Kenya where he plans to become rich raising crocodiles, but not before emptying their joint bank account and taking out a loan for which the wife has naively co signed The naive wife is left to raise two daughters on her own The older daughter is a thorough going teenage brat who delights in tormenting her mother The younger daughter is a sweet and sensitive child In order to take care of the family, the drab housewife has to pinch pennies and take odd jobs Nothing really new about that she had been doing it for at least a year since her now absent husband had lost his job and refused to find another.This housewife, Josephine Jo Cortes, starts out as an authentic drudge, but she is not without resources, one of which is her intelligence and her scholarship She is a scholar of medieval history, particularly of 12th century literature and that allows her to earn a meager living tutoring and translating She has a beautiful older sister, Iris, in whose shadow she has lived for her entire life Iris is married to a successful lawyer with whom she has a son, but she is really doing nothing Her life is all blather and bravado and she is bored beyond tears Iris comes up with a scheme that she thinks will solve both sisters problem She suggests that shy and retiring Jo write a historical novel set in the 12th century and beautiful and charismatic Iris will pretend to be the author and will do all the interviews and book tours that are required of an author trying to sell a book Iris will get all the glory and Jo will get all the money As soon as Jo agrees to this, the reader suspects that things are not going to go exactly as planned, but, in fact, things proceed swimmingly for a while Then the book becomes the literary sensation of the year The rest of the novel is about how the sisters lie affects Jo and her children, Iris and her family, and all the other several fascinating characters that we get introduced to along the way Suffice to say that Jo s virtue shines through, she becomes aconfident person, she loses weight, gets highlights in her hair, and ends up rich and with a dishy boyfriend In other words, it s just your typical middle aged suburban housewife s life story Did I mention that all of this takes place in Paris and its environs Yes, Katherine Pancol is a French writer and this novel seems very French in its conception and outlook The book explores relationships and infidelity and the characters attitudes toward them, how they deal with them, but essentially this book is about money It s all about what money can and cannot buy and how having enough money makes all the difference in people s lives There are just a few quibbles with the story or maybe with the translation For example, in Kenya one Christmas, the absconding husband and his mistress are unable to find turkey for their dinner so that have wapiti Maybe But it seems to me that if there is one thing less likely to be found in Kenya than turkey, it might be elk meat Also, the ending of the tale, as often happens, seemed a bit contrived in order to tie up all the loose strings But I can barely even bring myself to mention any complaints, because the truth is I loved this book Once I got a few pages into it, I could hardly put it down.This was the first of at least three books featuring these characters I don t think the other two The Slow Waltz of the Turtles and The Central Park Squirrels Are Sad on Monday have been translated into English yet, but I m definitely on the lookout for them I can t wait to see what happens to Jo


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    As usual, I received this book through the kindness of some giveaway or other In this case it appears to have been an actual GoodReads giveaway That certainly doesn t happen much anySo to begin, I realize that this book is probably in a genregenerally considered appropriate to the female gender and because of that, as a dude I m a bit of an interloper Despite that slight misalignment, I found this book pretty delightful It s complexity of character made me realize just how bad I As usual, I received this book through the kindness of some giveaway or other In this case it appears to have been an actual GoodReads giveaway That certainly doesn t happen much anySo to begin, I realize that this book is probably in a genregenerally considered appropriate to the female gender and because of that, as a dude I m a bit of an interloper Despite that slight misalignment, I found this book pretty delightful It s complexity of character made me realize just how bad I am at keeping names straight After 40 pages I came up short and found I had no clue who all these people were so I went back through those pages and made a nice tidy relationship diagram of who slept with whom and who was previously dating whom and which characters were, in fact, screwing like rabbits in the back storeroom Of all these there are many examples.On the positive side, after sorting out all the whos in diagrammatic format, this story had quite a bit to say The intrigues were entertaining as well as demonstrating a clear and refreshing evolution of character and story I found myself very invested in the characters and fervently rooting for some justice at the end and for things to turn out just so I took a couple days getting started but by half way I was staying up late and reading before work to get through it It does get ahold of you.On the neutral side, some of the subplots came across a bit weakly I was tied up in most of them but others just left me rather quizzical There are certainly high points and meh points Also, in this translation some of the dialog just doesn t come across as very Parisian At times the characters seemMidwestern than European and one wonders how a passage from Little House on the Prairie leaked into the novel.One final item of note is that this book is exceptionally graphic at times It s not exactly pornographic but it certainly pulls no punches when it comes to who s doing what to whom If you re easily offended by such things then don t bother Personally I found such candid talk refreshing but then again, I am a guy and we do have a different view on such things most of the time.In summary, a grand and enthralling book that could have used just a little better translation job It s a quick and entertaining 430 pages.PS If you like my review, please visit it on .com and vote it helpful Thanks


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    I bought this book because it was an international best seller and so I figured that it had to be a good read The back blurb made it sound like a comedic adventure but I have to confess that I didn t like it The story didn t live up to the book description s promises I found the main character, Josephine, to be whiney and too much of a martyr Her husband runs off with his sexy mistress, leaving Josephine to look after their two daughters On top of this he takes out a loan for 200,000 Euros, I bought this book because it was an international best seller and so I figured that it had to be a good read The back blurb made it sound like a comedic adventure but I have to confess that I didn t like it The story didn t live up to the book description s promises I found the main character, Josephine, to be whiney and too much of a martyr Her husband runs off with his sexy mistress, leaving Josephine to look after their two daughters On top of this he takes out a loan for 200,000 Euros, defaults on the loan and Josephine simply starts paying the loan repayments because the loan is in both their names She claims he tricked her but the reality is she didn t even bother to read the papers that she was signing She doesn t get angry or confront her scheming husband, make a fuss, or tell anyone Instead she suffers in silence, which I thought made her a pathetic character, and didn t do much for the portrayal of modern day French women Josephine s neighbour, Shirley, is a woman in hiding with a secretive past, and later it s revealed that she s actually connected to the British Royal Family, and is an occasional bodyguard to the Queen The idea may seem funny but story lacked the strength to pull it off convincingly In amongst all of this Josephine writes a best seller and overcomes a lifelong emotional trauma from her childhood in the blink of an eye, or a matter of lines I feel that this book tries to include too many big, bold events that simply aren t handled all that well The worst of it was that I didn t find it funny at all I found most of the women in the books irritating, self indulgent and annoying Shirley, the neighbour, was the only sane character, and then she lost credibility throughout the book with irrational moments tied to the royal family angle In my opinion, this book had great potential but it s missed the mark There were simply too many elements that weren t believable, and as such the story lacked credibility All up it was a disappointing read, and I guess it shows that just because a book is on the best seller list it doesn t mean it s brilliantly written


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    The Ultimate Character Driven Novel The were some of the most unforgettable fictional characters I ve ever read This novel was a totally new reading experience because the characters were so FRENCH Meaning that they have their own way about them from fashion, to food, to beliefs on marriage and mistresses I found myself laughing out loud, gasping with surprise, wanting to smack a few of these characters, feeling deeply sympathetic to Josephine and also deeply respecting her even when she The Ultimate Character Driven Novel The were some of the most unforgettable fictional characters I ve ever read This novel was a totally new reading experience because the characters were so FRENCH Meaning that they have their own way about them from fashion, to food, to beliefs on marriage and mistresses I found myself laughing out loud, gasping with surprise, wanting to smack a few of these characters, feeling deeply sympathetic to Josephine and also deeply respecting her even when she seemed like her whole world of family and friends were walking all over her There were numerous surprises in this novel characters who seem to be one way turned out to be completely different Circumstances seemed to point to one impression but ends up being completely different I loved that.This novel truly does have a cast of characters There s Josephine a specialist in 12th century history and the character I loved the most She seems like a pushover, and maybe she is sometimes, but she s also just an awesome person kind, caring, loving And she can put her foot down when she absolutely needs to do so Sometimes you ll want to shake her, but most of the time you can t help but like her A LOT Here daughters Zoe and Hortense Zoe is likable and sweet Hortense has attitude and knows how to use her looks to manipulate men She s a handful an understatement, actually Antoine Josephine s ass of a husband father of Zoe and Hortense Never the man he should be.Mylene Antoine s mistress, a strong woman.Luca a guy Josephine meets in a library, swoon.Iris Josephine s sister so not who I thought she was, I m keeping my mouth shut you ll figure her out eventually.Philippe Iris s husband who is very wealthy and not what he appears to be, either.Alexandre Philippe and Iris s son sweet boy.Henriette Iris and Josephine s mother Oh gawd a nightmare of a mother Marcel married to Henriette, a self made highly successful businessman good guy, in love with Joisane, and so likable.Joisane madly in love with Marcel, a bimbo I didn t love her or hate her, but I did seem to understand her.Shirley an Englishwoman with secrets friend and neighbor to Josephine she s kick ass awesome.Gary Shirley s son crushing on Hortense, swoony for the younger set AND THERE ARE MANY MORE minor characters Surprise, surprise I didn t have any trouble keeping them all straight That s because Pancol does an amazing job giving each very distinct characteristics and personalities So, if you love a character driven novel, this is the ultimate And it s set in Paris 3 3Oh, and the crocodile references are great woven into the story line in many different ways Love that Thank you to Pamela Dorman Books for a review copy


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    The story revolves around two sisters Josephine who is a scholar and wallflower and lives in the shadow of her extravagant sister Iris The two sisters have different lives, but they are close The story unfolds around the shifts in both their lives and is full of characters that add to the shenanigans This is the first in a series and one that I think will be fun to revisit I liked the levity of the story which balances out some serious moments The story moves along at a good pace and while The story revolves around two sisters Josephine who is a scholar and wallflower and lives in the shadow of her extravagant sister Iris The two sisters have different lives, but they are close The story unfolds around the shifts in both their lives and is full of characters that add to the shenanigans This is the first in a series and one that I think will be fun to revisit I liked the levity of the story which balances out some serious moments The story moves along at a good pace and while some moments are cringe worthy, I did enjoy the story