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Initial post: Jul 19, 2010 3:31:17 AM PDT
Cyril Gentil says:
This is an attempt to inform French speaking people living in the U.S. and others studying French language looking for new good fiction books on Amazon.com.
The trouble with the "books in French" department is that a lot of books freely available on Gutenberg.org are packaged (badly, in many instances) and resold on Amazon.com. Those books and a great deal of books for kids, learning French language and French/English dictionaries, are mixed with new fictions and thus hard to find.
I didn't see any possibility to select subcategories such as "mystery

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 3:31:42 AM PDT
Cyril Gentil says:
& thrillers, espionage, political thriller, sci-fi, etc, in the book in French language department.
Well, it is true that real new fictions in French language on Amazon.com are scarce, indeed. But let's make a try on the Amazon forum.
I start this list with the following, by alphabetical order:

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 3:33:03 AM PDT
Cyril Gentil says:
Forteresse Digitale (French edition) (paperback), by Dan Brown (Thriller and mystery) ISBN-10: 2709626306

Grandoria (French Edition) [Paperback], by Dominique Raymond Poirier (thriller/dystopia) May 2010, ISBN-10: 1452841993

Grandoria (French Edition) (Kindle Edition), by Dominique Raymond Poirier, (thriller/dystopia) May 2010, ASIN: B003LBS8JU

Juste un Regard (French Edition) (Mass Market Paperback), by Harlan Coben (thriller) 2005, ISBN-10: 2266159720

Passage Mortel (French edition) (paperback), by Cathy Reich (Thriller), Februrary 2004, ISBN-10: 2266112007

Perdu dans le temps, tome 1 (French Edition) (Kindle Edition), by Alain Lefebvre (sci-fi), November 2003, ASIN: B00375LYFU

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 11:51:39 AM PDT
Cyril Gentil says:
J'ai trouvé "Minutes", un excellent roman de science fiction, sorti début aôut 2010 au format Kindle book. "Minutes" aborde le voyage dans le temps sous un jour complètement nouveau, et à ma connaissance encore jamais exploré en SF, puisqu'il s'agit d'accéder à une échelle de temps parallèle à la notre, et dans laquelle le temps s'écoule 500 fois plus lentement, et, réciproquement, 500 fois plus rapidement pour le héros.
Du coup, lorsque l'on se balade dans notre monde selon une échelle de temps 500 fois plus rapide, cela ouvre de merveilleuses possibilités; et aussi quelques contraintes moins amusantes.
C'est bien écrit, tout à la fois drôle et émouvant, et mes enfants l'ont adoré aussi (ils ont 15 et 18 ans) (pas de sexe ni violence ni mots crus). Il s'agit d'un texte long de moins de 300 pages, à mon avis (prévoyez deux longues soirées pour le finir). Je le recommande vivement à tous ceux, en particulier, qui recherchent de la SF dont l'auteur tient à toujours s'appuyer sur des vérités scientifiques (genre Arthur C. Clarke).
Minutes (French Edition)

Posted on Sep 25, 2010 1:41:44 AM PDT
You can try my book if you like?! It's in French and it is science fiction!
You can find it for Kindle in the amazon.com store. It is called: "Planètes Bleues", my name is Mathieu Dagone.
If you do tell me about it!?
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2010 1:03:44 PM PDT
YOU WILL FIND IT ON NUMILOG.COM

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2010 9:22:38 AM PDT
Joe Dullea says:
Cyril: People can always use fnac.com for French lit.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2010 10:48:30 PM PDT
D. Kress says:
For those looking for French books in the US, you would probably like many of the texts published by the Editions Tintamarre in Louisiana. There are numerous novels and collections of short stories written right here on American soil, in Louisiana, where French is not a foreign language. Alfred Mercier's Habitation Saint-Ybars is one of the very best of all American novels. Sidonie de LA Houssaye's Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle Orleans is a really fun read!

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 3:34:26 AM PDT
Cyril Gentil says:
I found a new very funy (Kindle) book in French whose thema is the behind-the-curtain of the public hospitals:

"Bourdes à l'Hopital: Gaffes et Anecdotes Incroyables mais Vraies à l'Hopital et aux Urgences", by Alexis Poirier, ASIN: B0040GJHNQ.Bourdes à l'Hopital: Gaffes et Anecdotes Incroyables mais Vraies à l'Hopital et aux Urgences. (French Edition)

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 6:31:35 PM PST
Richard says:
Puis-je vous recommander de considérer mon roman qui a été qualifié d"Un des très bons livres que j'ai lus dans ma vie." par Diane Losier de Radio-Canada Atlantique.

"Si tu savais..." par Richard Plourde
Si tu savais... (French Edition)

Merci et bonne lecture!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2011 1:04:49 PM PST
Study Pubs says:
Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" translated into French by Paul Lorain A Christmas Carol: Dual Language Reader (English/French)

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 5:03:18 PM PDT
Ma Danseuse Particulière (French Edition)

Posted on May 2, 2011 1:45:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2011 1:50:30 PM PDT
karen0017 says:
Auteurs de fantasy:

Joel Champetier (e.g. La Taupe et le Dragon, L'aile du papillon)

Bryan Perro (e.g. Amos Daragon Tome 1 à Tome 12)

Anne Robillard (Les Chevaliers d'Emeraude Tome 1 à Tome 12; Les Heritiers d'Endkidiev )

Jules Vernes (e.g. Paris Au XX Siecle, Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, De La Terre a La Lune, Voyage Au Centre De La Terre/ Une Ville Flottante)

Posted on May 2, 2011 1:46:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2011 1:49:22 PM PDT
karen0017 says:
Pierre Bottero (e.g. Les Mondes d'Ewilan Tome 1, Tome 2, Tome 3, Le Pacte des MarchOmbres Tome 1, Tome 2 : Ellana)

Michel Levesque (e.g. La société secrète des Alters, Arielle Queen, Tome 3 : La riposte des elfes noirs)

Eric Boisset (e.g. La trilogie d'Arkandias Tome 1, Tome 2, La trilogie des Charmettes Tome 1, Tome 2, Tome 3)

Posted on May 2, 2011 1:47:20 PM PDT
karen0017 says:
P B Kerr (e.g. Les enfants de la lampe magique, originally published in English Tome 1, Tome 2, Tome 3)

Corinne Vailly (e.g. Phoenix, détective du Temps Tome 1; Celtina Tome 2)

Posted on May 5, 2011 3:00:59 AM PDT
micka says:
If you want to try "Pour l'Amour de la Haine!" it's a french book, a french soap , the first of Three (for the Tome1)
My name is ChalaisM and i'm the author.
Pour l'Amour de la Haine! (French Edition)
Thanks et bonne lecture :)

Posted on May 8, 2011 10:44:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 8, 2011 10:44:39 AM PDT
It's not new as in recently written, but I recently prepared this paragraph-aligned bilingual English-French edition of Poe's classic: The Purloined Letter -- English-French Parallel Text. Good for practicing either French or English reading skills.

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 11:56:34 AM PDT
Robert Bloom says:
History of Haiti in French

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 1:28:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 1:32:10 PM PDT
CamilleJ says:
Well, you can try my novel La Compagnie Hyde (French Edition).
A quick synopsis : A man is recruited by an organization whose members metamorphose into monster-like creatures in order to fight demonic forces.

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 10:34:04 AM PDT
Dear all,

you may also want to try my novel "La Preuve par les Pierres"....

Rendez-vous on La Preuve Par Les Pierres (French Edition)

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 3:38:42 AM PDT
Jack Felson says:
Hello,
You can now find my work, "After AIDS"
Le titre est anglophone mais le livre est bel et bien écrit en français.

Il s'agit d'un texte d'anticipation, composé de sketches tous centrés sur le même thème et situés au même moment, celui de la découverte d'un vaccin efficace contre le virus du Sida. Un roman tragi-comique et satirique.

After AIDS (tome 1) (French Edition)
Le tome 2 est à venir.

Très bonne lecture à tous!

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 11:17:23 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2011 5:29:56 AM PDT
SF says:
Estrange Reality: Aches (French Edition)
Estrange Reality: Aches (Volume 1) (French Edition)
Estrange Reality: Aches (French Edition)

Maybe you want to wait for the comics version?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2011 10:00:02 AM PDT
I am glad to see that people in the States are interested in french novels. May I suggest my own books ? I am a french mystery and thriller writer, with more than 20 books published by french publishers and book clubs, some of them were translated in Russia, Spain, Slovakia,etc. unfortunately not yet in english.
Last year I won the "Prix du Quai des Orfèvres" for my novel "Au pays des ombres" (not yet available on Kindle).
Right now, you can read "Teddy est revenu" (35 000 copies sold in several trade paperback edition and book club), "L'ombre de Claudia" (13 000 copies sold by "France-Loisirs", the main french book club, I don't have yet the bookshop results) and "Chutes mortelles" a short story collection not yet published in paper, as the market for short stories is quite small in France.
Some more titles are forthcoming. So, keep posted.
I hope you'll enjoy the reading.

Best regards to all of you who love foreign litterature, and thanks.

Gilbert Gallerne
http://www.gilbert-gallerne.com

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 1:39:53 AM PDT
Study Pubs says:
Alice In Wonderland: Dual Language Reader (English/French) Paper Back
Learn French! Alice In Wonderland: Dual Language Reader (English/French) (French Edition) Kindle Edition

The Double-Barrelled Detective: Dual Language Reader (English/French) (Multilingual Edition) Paperback
The Double-Barrelled Detective: Dual Language Reader (English/French) Kindle
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