This is an exquisitely written book, a murder mystery, a psychological study, a book on philosophy or all three. Read morePublished 10 months ago by josephine briggs
I found this book recommended in a French blog.
I started reading and could not put it down. I read it in 24 hours.
I enjoy historical French fiction. Read more
Within earshot of the WWI front lines of northern France, three deaths occur in a small village--one is clearly a murder. Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Blue in Washington
This 2003 novel by the author of the recent BRODECK is set in a small town in Lorraine during WW1. Although the line of battle never touches it, it is close enough to the front for... Read morePublished on October 6, 2010 by Roger Brunyate
I've always found the idea of crime in the midst of a war rather interesting, and so this French novel about a murder during World War I caught my eye. Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by A. Ross
"By a Slow River" is an apt title for this oddly flowing book. A thriller of sorts, "By a Slow River" moves through plot and story remarkably slowly and takes its time with... Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by Biblibio
I can't imagine anyone wanting to skim a book this short and this hypnotic. The translation from French is so bright, beautiful and compelling it seems impossible it could have... Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by Lev Raphael
I liked this novel enormously. It builds momentum, and while the narrative isn't told in a perfectly linear way, it's plenty easy to follow. Read morePublished on December 8, 2006 by Steven Becker
it could have been a 5 star but the writing was to disjointed , maybe because of the translation...Published on October 14, 2006 by M. F. H.