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October 12, 2018


#CanBookChallenge French Exit

by N@ncy

Finished: 12.10.2018
Genre: novel
Rating: A++++++



  1. This was absolutely  a magnificent reading experience.
  2. Realism: Descriptions of place (NYC, Paris) and human contradiction are pinpoint.
  3. Character: Each character struggles with a sense that life is elsewhere.


  1. Conclusion: the book brought a smile to my face
  2. …that felt like a splash of fresh water
  3. …after having read a few very boring books on Giller Prize longlist.
  4. French Exit gets my vote to win Giller Prize 2018!
  5. #Bravio, Patrick deWitt!
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oct 13 2018

    I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but Mr Books loves Patrick de Witt. He delights in the language & rhythm of his writing. I enjoyed Sisters Brothers for the same reason – the splash of fresh water describes it exactly!
    My only thing is his endings sometimes go off a little weirdly or satisfactorily.


    • Oct 13 2018

      I have to read more of deWitt! I actually like his ‘wierd endings’.
      At times I read and say to myself: “Huh?”
      Surpise, some satirical wit are elements that kept this book a joy to read,
      It is THE winner!

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