This makes the vast middle of the book rather confusing.
Every commonality of youth; alienation, sexuality, vulnerability, was freighted with such heaviness that eventually everything had equal weight, but no importance.
It'll probably find some-reader-else else to impress, but i've heard too many of its lines.
And that's pretty much an apt description of the read, as well... There's something about Bouillier's life that is, of course, depressing, but also extraodinarily believable and... Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by N. S. Michael
There's a big bold scrawl between writing that's painfully honest and exposing of one's unique foibles and quirks, so bravely that it resonates with everyone, because everyone... Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by Jessica L. Webster
The first thing that struck me in reflecting on this memoir is that it reminded me strongly while I was reading it of Augustan Burroughs, Running with Scissors: A Memoir. Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by jessbcuz
This book relied heavily on anecdotes that were very amusing and deftly rendered, but as things progressed it never tied all of the threads together. Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by R. Murphy
The 30 word review:
Hard to even come up with thirty words about this book. You could call it introspective. Or just depressing perversion. Don't waste the time or money. Read more
This is a short book, winner of Prix de Flore in France. I found the quasi autobiographic story nauseabonde and morbidly fascinating at moments. Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by Pourpier
I really enjoyed this book, especially compared with a couple other memoirs I've read lately. I'm not going to lie, Gregoire's life has certainly had it's share of tragedy (which... Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by jennahw
While I found this book well written and readable, large parts were marred with hyperbole and confabulation. Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by Brad Teare
This is a fragmentary memoir that presents a series of vignettes that apparently shaped the life of Gregoire Bouiller in late 20th Century France. Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by Retired Reader