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July 22, 2021


#Paris In July Romain Gary

by N@ncy

  • Author: Romain Gary (1914-1980)
  • Genre:  memoir
  • Title:  La promesse de l’aube
  • Published:  1960
  • #ParisInJuly

  • I did not like this book
  • Weak point: the moments in history RG refers to are not linked
  • in chronological order (confusing).
  • Weak point: the book concentrated too much on Gary’s
  • mother. (…felt more like a homage to her than
  • autobiography of the author).
  • Weak point: What we did read about his life is uselessly detailed.
  • —“Romain Gary en rajoute”. (over did it)
  • — “C’est amploué”. (pompous, bombastic)
  • This book was a waste of my reading time.
  • #Décevant (…very disappointing)

Last thoughts:

  • If you want to read very touching story (autobiographical)
  • in French to brush up on your language skills
  • “… j’aurais préféré “Petit Pays”
  • …beaucoup plus émouvant et plus accessible”.
  • The book is by Gaël Faye….available also in English Amazon.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jul 23 2021

    I’m a little in love with these Faber covers you’re featuring right now 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jul 24 2021

      Say anything you want about the French….but their
      black/white photography book covers are the BEST!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jul 24 2021

    I really like how you do your reviews! I’ve never seen them this way before but they really work for me.


    • Jul 24 2021

      Happy you like the layout….hope you are
      pleased with the content as well!!
      Thanks for stopping by and adding your comment!



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