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Strangeness on a train

 
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Grahame Jones



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Strangeness on a train Reply with quote

I’d like to recommend “The Reader on the 6.27” by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, for all who like a strange, short, original novel. The hero works as a book-pulper. The main pleasure in his day comes from reading aloud random book pages on his daily train commute. His friends consist of an amputee who is trying to recover all books printed of a particular title, a work colleague who speaks in alexandrines, especially to bemused deliverers to the factory and his goldfish, called Rouget de Lisle. The plot revolves around his daily existence and particularly trying to trace Julie, a lavatory attendant who has lost a memory stick containing her diary.
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